ARCINS decommissioning (CIA)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All records concerning:
1) the migrations off of ARCINS
2) end user documentation for the replacement of ARCINS
3) records which detail the decommissioning of ARCINS
4) the transfer of data from ARCINS to a new system
5) end user documentation for the system which replaces ARCINS
6) all memos or other records discussing the system which replaced ARCINS

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Jason Smathers
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From: Central Intelligence Agency

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on November 14, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. This request was assigned reference #2011-00387

Thank you for your help.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

A copy of documents responsive to the request.