Borrowing of Cell Site Simulators (Department of Homeland Security)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents relating to any agreements, contracts or instances where the Department loaned out a cell site simulator (including StingRay, AmberJack, Hailstorm, Kingfish, Gossamer, Triggerfish, or DRTboxes) to another law enforcement department. This includes:
-emails
-memos
-written requests
-invoices
-contracts or other agreements
-any documentation on specific instances where a cell site simulator was loaned out

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 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,

Curtis Waltman

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December 12, 2016 CURTIS WALTMAN MUCKROCK DEPT MR 30592 411A HIGHLAND AVE SOMERVILLE, MA 02144-2516 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2017-ICFO-09245 Dear Mr. WALTMAN: This acknowledges receipt of your December 06, 2016, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for Documents relating to any agreements, contracts or instances where the Department loaned out a cell site simulator (including StingRay, AmberJack, Hailstorm, Kingfish, Gossamer, Triggerfish, or DRTboxes) to another law enforcement department. This includes: -emails -memos -written requests -invoices -contracts or other agreements -any documentation on specific instances where a cell site simulator was loaned out.  Your request was received in this office on December 12, 2016. Due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we may encounter some delay in processing your request. Per Section 5.5(a) of the DHS FOIA regulations, 6 C.F.R. Part 5, ICE processes FOIA requests according to their order of receipt. Although ICE’s goal is to respond within 20 business days of receipt of your request, the FOIA does permit a 10- day extension of this time period. As your request seeks numerous documents that will necessitate a thorough and wide-ranging search, ICE will invoke a 10-day extension for your request, as allowed by Title 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B). If you care to narrow the scope of your request, please contact our office. We will make every effort to comply with your request in a timely manner. Provisions of the FOIA allow us to recover part of the cost of complying with your request.  We shall charge you for records in accordance with the DHS Interim FOIA regulations as they apply to non-commercial requesters.  As a non-commercial requester, you will be charged 10 cents per page for duplication; the first 100 pages are free, as are the first two hours of search time, after which you will pay the per quarter-hour rate ($4.00 for clerical personnel, $7.00 for professional personnel, $10.25 for managerial personnel) of the searcher.  We will construe the submission of your request as an agreement to pay up to $25.00. You will be contacted before any further fees are accrued. We have queried the appropriate program offices within ICE for responsive records. If any responsive records are located, they will be reviewed for determination of releasability. Please be assured that one of the processors in our office will respond to your request as expeditiously as possible. We appreciate your patience as we proceed with your request.
Your request has been assigned reference number 2017-ICFO-09245. Please refer to this identifier in any future correspondence. To check the status of an ICE FOIA/PA request, please visit . Please note that to check the status of a request, you must enter the 2017-ICFO-XXXXX tracking number. If you need any further assistance or would like to discuss any aspect of your request, please contact the FOIA office. You may send an e-mail to ice-foia@ice.dhs.gov, call toll free (866) 633-1182, or you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison in the same manner. Additionally, you have a right to right to seek dispute resolution services from the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) which mediates disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies as a non-exclusive alternative to litigation. If you are requesting access to your own records (which is considered a Privacy Act request), you should know that OGIS does not have the authority to handle requests made under the Privacy Act of 1974. You may contact OGIS as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, e-mail at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769. (http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status) http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status
Regards,
ICE FOIA Office
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Freedom of Information Act Office
500 12th Street, S.W., Stop 5009
Washington, D.C. 20536-5009
Telephone: 1-866-633-1182
Visit our FOIA website at
www.ice.gov/foia

From: Proctor, Jakira

Re: 2017-NPFO-00091

Dear Mr. Waltman:

This acknowledges receipt of your December 06, 2016, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), for "documents relating to any agreements, contracts or instances where the Department loaned out a cell site simulator (including StingRay, AmberJack, Hailstorm, Kingfish, Gossamer, Triggerfish, or DRTboxes) to another law enforcement department.

This includes:
-emails
-memos
-written requests
-invoices
-contracts or other agreements
-any documentation on specific instances where a cell site simulator was loaned out."

Your perfected request was received in this office on December 12, 2016. For your information, because your request was not specifically addressed to this office, your letter was initially sent to Privacy Office for routing and was received by this office on December 12, 2016.

Due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we may encounter some delay in processing your request. Per Section 5.5(a) of the DHS FOIA regulations, 6 C.F.R. Part 5, the Department processes FOIA requests according to their order of receipt. Although DHS' goal is to respond within 20 business days of receipt of your request, the FOIA does permit a 10-day extension of this time period. As the subject matter of your request is of substantial interest to two or more components of this Department or of substantial interest to another agency, we will need to consult with those entities before we issue a final response. Due to these unusual circumstances, DHS will invoke a 10-day extension for your request, as allowed by Title 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B). If you care to narrow the scope of your request, please contact our office. We will make every effort to comply with your request in a timely manner.

Provisions of the Act allow us to recover part of the cost of complying with your request. We shall charge you for records in accordance with the DHS Interim FOIA regulations as they apply to media requestors. As a media requestor you will be charged 10-cents a page for duplication, although the first 100 pages are free. We will construe the submission of your request as an agreement to pay up to $25.00. You will be contacted before any further fees are accrued.
We have queried the appropriate component of DHS for responsive records. If any responsive records are located, they will be reviewed for determination of releasability. Please be assured that one of the processors in our office will respond to your request as expeditiously as possible. We appreciate your patience as we proceed with your request.

Your request has been assigned reference number 2016-NPFO-00091. Please refer to this identifier in any future correspondence. To check the status of this request, you may use the online check status capability at http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status. Simply enter your request number and click the "Check Status" button.

You may contact this office at 703-235-2211.

Sincerely,

NPPD FOIA OFFICE

From: FOIA

MuckRock
DEPT MR 30592
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
Attn: Curtis Waltman

File Numbers: 20170248 - 20170254
Dear Requester:

This letter is intended to acknowledge the receipt of your recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, received by the United States Secret Service (Secret Service) on December 9, 2016, for information pertaining to the following:

File Number 20170248: Any agreements, contracts or instances where the Department loaned out a StingRay cell simulator to another law enforcement department;

File Number 20170249: Any agreements, contracts or instances where the Department loaned out a AmberJack cell simulator to another law enforcement department;

File Number 20170250: Any agreements, contracts or instances where the Department loaned out a Hailstorm cell simulator to another law enforcement department;

File Number 20170251: Any agreements, contracts or instances where the Department loaned out a Kingfish cell simulator to another law enforcement department;

File Number 20170252: Any agreements, contracts or instances where the Department loaned out a Gossamer cell simulator to another law enforcement department;

File Number 20170253: Any agreements, contracts or instances where the Department loaned out a Triggerfish cell simulator to another law enforcement department; and

File Number 20170254: Any agreements, contracts or instances where the Department loaned out a DRTboxes cell simulator to another law enforcement department.

Please be advised, provisions of the Act allow us to recover part of the cost of complying with your request. We shall charge you for the records in accordance with Interim FOIA regulations as they apply to "media" requesters. The first 100 pages of duplication are free of charge. As a "media" requester, you will be charged .10 cents a page for the duplication of each additional page.

Furthermore, the submission of your request is considered a firm commitment, by you, to pay all applicable duplication and search time costs charged, under 6 C.F.R., Chapter I, Part 5 § 5.11, up to $25.00. A search for files responsive to your request is being conducted. The appropriate components of the Secret Service are being queried for responsive documents. If any responsive records are located, they will be reviewed for a disclosure determination. You will be contacted before any additional fees are accrued.

Due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we may encounter some delay in processing your request. Per Section 5.5(a) of the FOIA regulations, 6 C.F.R, Part 5, the Secret Service processes FOIA requests according to their order of receipt.

Your request has been assigned FOIA File Numbers 20170248 - 201702054. We solicit your cooperation and assure you that the search will be conducted as expeditiously as possible.

To check the status of your FOIA request, please contact this office at (202) 406-6370. Please use the file numbers indicated above in all future correspondence with this office.

Thank you,

Freedom of Information Act & Privacy Act Program
United States Secret Service
245 Murray Lane, SW, Building T-5
Washington, DC 20223
Phone: (202) 406-6370
Fax: (202) 406-5586
Email: FOIA@USSS.DHS.GOV<mailto:Foia@usss.dhs.gov>

All e-mail to/from this account is subject to official review and is for official use only. Action may be taken in response to any inappropriate use of the Secret Service's e-mail system. This e-mail may contain information that is privileged, law enforcement sensitive, or subject to other disclosure limitations. Such information is loaned to you and should not be further disseminated without the permission of the Secret Service. If you have received this e-mail in error, do not keep, use, disclose, or copy it; notify the sender immediately and delete it.

From: FOIA

Dear Requester,

Please see the attached letter regarding your recent FOIA/PA request. If you have any questions in regards to this matter, please contact this office at 202-406-6370.

Thank You,

Freedom of Information Act & Privacy Act Program
United States Secret Service
245 Murray Lane, SW, Building T-5
Washington, DC 20223
Phone: (202) 406-6370
Fax: (202) 406-5586
Email: FOIA@USSS.DHS.GOV<mailto:Foia@usss.dhs.gov>

All e-mail to/from this account is subject to official review and is for official use only. Action may be taken in response to any inappropriate use of the Secret Service's e-mail system. This e-mail may contain information that is privileged, law enforcement sensitive, or subject to other disclosure limitations. Such information is loaned to you and should not be further disseminated without the permission of the Secret Service. If you have received this e-mail in error, do not keep, use, disclose, or copy it; notify the sender immediately and delete it.

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Mr. WALTMAN,
ICE's final response to your FOIA request, 2017-ICFO-09245, for Documents relating to any agreements, contracts or instances where the Department loaned out a cell site simulator (including StingRay, AmberJack, Hailstorm, Kingfish, Gossamer, Triggerfish, or DRTboxes) to another law enforcement department. This includes:-emails-memos-written requests-invoices-contracts or other agreements-any documentation on specific instances where a cell site simulator was loaned out is attached.
Please note that the attachment may be password protected. If you are prompted to enter a password when opening the attachment and you did not receive a password it may be in your junk/spam folder.
Sincerely,
ICE FOIA

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