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Martin Peck filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 1351041-000
Status
Rejected

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From: Martin Peck

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The quantity, serial number(s), Purchase Orders, activity logs, equipment check-out/check-ins, and other responsive records associated with each "BAE Systems Traveler" cell site simulator device in use, or purchased by the Bureau, or operated on its behalf. See https://theintercept.com/document/2015/12/16/government-cellphone-surveillance-catalogue/ for a visual depiction of the device in question to assist search efforts.

Note also such publication and dissemination of technical details regarding this equipment diminishes claims of sensitivity which may otherwise be grounds for redaction or withholding of responsive materials.

Please include the Experimental FCC License exception number for each associated piece of equipment along with serial number and purchase order(s).

Recognize that Truitt v. Department of State, 897 F.2d 540, 542 (D.C. Cir. 1990) makes it explicitly clear that it is the obligation of an agency to “conduct a search reasonably calculated to uncover all relevant documents.” Records spanning other intelligence agency activities in which this agency played a part are explicitly requested to be considered and searched, as appropriate, including activities under authority of E.O. 12333, Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act , and Section 702 Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act , and any other related authorities. Thank you!

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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, DVD-R, or BD-R 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.

Sincerely,

Martin Peck

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Peck,.

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/, http://www.fbi.gov/foia/ or http://www.justice.gov/oip. If you require additional assistance please contact us at foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Ofc: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An interim response, stating the request has been delayed

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.

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