Briefs

William Fernandes filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2022-HQAP-00359

22-0516

Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Appeal

Communications

From: William Fernandes

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

EFOIA Request
I was seeking copies of any records, of briefings provided to DHS former Chad Wolf related to anything in the state of Nevada .

Please include any calendar entries, records of phone calls, meeting summaries, etc.

Dates to search: 2020-2021
Vaughn Index Requested for any materials you claim are subject to exemption.

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,

William Fernandes

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good afternoon,
Attached is our acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)

From: William Fernandes

Notice of Appeal:
5 USC 552
18 USC 371
18 USC 2261a

Requests made in relation to briefs would not be broad-spectrum based on executive-level briefing policy. I feel the response lacks candor under oath and is an obstruction tactic. Citing for 18 USC 371 for misuse of time and 18 usc 2261a for correspondence. Executive briefings on matters of the United States would be a sensational newsworthy matter and immediate disclosure of said records would be in the United States interest.

From: Department of Homeland Security

Dear William Fernandes,
The status of your HQ FOIA request #2021-HQFO-01194 has been updated to the following status 'In Process'. To log into the Department of Homeland Security PAL click on the Application URL below.
https://foiarequest.dhs.gov/
Sincerely,
Department of Homeland Security

From: Department of Homeland Security

Dear William Fernandes,
The status of your HQ FOIA request #2021-HQFO-01194 has been updated to the following status 'Closed'. To log into the Department of Homeland Security PAL click on the Application URL below.
https://foiarequest.dhs.gov/
Sincerely,
Department of Homeland Security

From: William Fernandes

I never got an appeal response. Can you send me the appeal determination?

From: William Fernandes

I got this FOIA response. But I sent an appeal and never got an appeal acknowledgment.
Can you help clarify this?

'Dear William Fernandes,
The status of your HQ FOIA request #2021-HQFO-01194 has been updated to the following status 'In Process'. To log into the Department of Homeland Security PAL click on the Application URL below.
https://foiarequest.dhs.gov/
Sincerely,
Department of Homeland Security'

Appeal info:

Notice of Appeal:
5 USC 552
18 USC 371
18 USC 2261a

Requests made in relation to briefs would not be broad-spectrum based on executive-level briefing policy. I feel the response lacks candor under oath and is an obstruction tactic. Citing for 18 USC 371 for misuse of time and 18 usc 2261a for correspondence. Executive briefings on matters of the United States would be a sensational newsworthy matter and immediate disclosure of said records would be in the United States interest.

Original FOIA Request:
o Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

EFOIA Request
I was seeking copies of any records, of briefings provided to DHS former Chad Wolf related to anything in the state of Nevada .

Please include any calendar entries, records of phone calls, meeting summaries, etc.

Dates to search: 2020-2021
Vaughn Index Requested for any materials you claim are subject to exemption.

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,

William Fernandes

From: William Fernandes

My apologies but this appeal was submitted via the Muckrock.com website back in July.

Notice of Appeal:
5 USC 552
18 USC 371
18 USC 2261a

Requests made in relation to briefs would not be broad-spectrum based on executive-level briefing policy. I feel the response lacks candor under oath and is an obstruction tactic. Citing for 18 USC 371 for misuse of time and 18 usc 2261a for correspondence. Executive briefings on matters of the United States would be a sensational newsworthy matter and immediate disclosure of said records would be in the United States interest.

From: William Fernandes

Dear OGIS:

Reference DHS FOIA Number: 2021-HQFO-01194

Agency closed request after an appeal was 'submitted via mail' from the Muckrock website on 07282021. Agency sent two recent status messages...shown below. Agency failed to respond to requests for clarification and acknowledgment of appeal.

120821
Subject: Status Update for Request #2021-HQFO-01194
Email

Dear William Fernandes,
The status of your HQ FOIA request #2021-HQFO-01194 has been updated to the following status 'In Process'. To log into the Department of Homeland Security PAL click on the Application URL below.
https://foiarequest.dhs.gov/
Sincerely,
Department of Homeland Security

120821

Subject: Status Update for Request #2021-HQFO-01194
Email

Dear William Fernandes,
The status of your HQ FOIA request #2021-HQFO-01194 has been updated to the following status 'Closed'. To log into the Department of Homeland Security PAL click on the Application URL below.
https://foiarequest.dhs.gov/
Sincerely,
Department of Homeland Security

Original Request as shown:

From: William Fernandes
06/28/2021

Subject: Freedom of Information Act Request: Briefs
Email

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

EFOIA Request
I was seeking copies of any records, of briefings provided to DHS former Chad Wolf related to anything in the state of Nevada .

Please include any calendar entries, records of phone calls, meeting summaries, etc.

Dates to search: 2020-2021
Vaughn Index Requested for any materials you claim are subject to exemption.

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,

William Fernandes

Appeal as shown:
Notice of Appeal:
5 USC 552
18 USC 371
18 USC 2261a

Requests made in relation to briefs would not be broad-spectrum based on executive-level briefing policy. I feel the response lacks candor under oath and is an obstruction tactic. Citing for 18 USC 371 for misuse of time and 18 usc 2261a for correspondence. Executive briefings on matters of the United States would be a sensational newsworthy matter and immediate disclosure of said records would be in the United States interest.

Documents from entity attached.

No response as of date of OGIS submission.

From:

Thank you for contacting the Office of Government Information Services. This is an auto reply message.

If you requested our assistance with resolving a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) dispute and have not done so already, please send us a brief description of your dispute and copies of your FOIA request, the agency’s response to your request, your appeal letter (if you filed an appeal), and the agency's response to your appeal (if received a response).

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, at present we can only receive and respond to inquiries via email. Please send materials as PDF attachments to ogis@nara.gov. Please note that there is an increased demand for our services; for this reason, there may be a delay in our response. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to assisting you.

Sincerely,
The OGIS Staff
--
OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES
National Archives and Records Administration
Email: ogis@nara.gov
Phone: 202-741-5770
Website: https://www.archives.gov/ogis
Blog: http://foia.blogs.archives.gov/

From: William Fernandes

Sorry if you get this twice. Generally OGIS Nara sends an autoresponse when you receive mail.

Dear OGIS:

Reference DHS FOIA Number: 2021-HQFO-01194

Agency closed request after an appeal was 'submitted via mail' from the Muckrock website on 07282021. Agency sent two recent status messages...shown below. Agency failed to respond to requests for clarification and acknowledgment of appeal.

120821
Subject: Status Update for Request #2021-HQFO-01194
Email

Dear William Fernandes,
The status of your HQ FOIA request #2021-HQFO-01194 has been updated to the following status 'In Process'. To log into the Department of Homeland Security PAL click on the Application URL below.
https://foiarequest.dhs.gov/
Sincerely,
Department of Homeland Security

120821

Subject: Status Update for Request #2021-HQFO-01194
Email

Dear William Fernandes,
The status of your HQ FOIA request #2021-HQFO-01194 has been updated to the following status 'Closed'. To log into the Department of Homeland Security PAL click on the Application URL below.
https://foiarequest.dhs.gov/
Sincerely,
Department of Homeland Security

Original Request as shown:

From: William Fernandes
06/28/2021

Subject: Freedom of Information Act Request: Briefs
Email

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

EFOIA Request
I was seeking copies of any records, of briefings provided to DHS former Chad Wolf related to anything in the state of Nevada .

Please include any calendar entries, records of phone calls, meeting summaries, etc.

Dates to search: 2020-2021
Vaughn Index Requested for any materials you claim are subject to exemption.

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,

William Fernandes

Appeal as shown:
Notice of Appeal:
5 USC 552
18 USC 371
18 USC 2261a

Requests made in relation to briefs would not be broad-spectrum based on executive-level briefing policy. I feel the response lacks candor under oath and is an obstruction tactic. Citing for 18 USC 371 for misuse of time and 18 usc 2261a for correspondence. Executive briefings on matters of the United States would be a sensational newsworthy matter and immediate disclosure of said records would be in the United States interest.

Documents from entity attached.

No response as of date of OGIS submission.

From:

Thank you for contacting the Office of Government Information Services. This is an auto reply message.

If you requested our assistance with resolving a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) dispute and have not done so already, please send us a brief description of your dispute and copies of your FOIA request, the agency’s response to your request, your appeal letter (if you filed an appeal), and the agency's response to your appeal (if received a response).

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, at present we can only receive and respond to inquiries via email. Please send materials as PDF attachments to ogis@nara.gov. Please note that there is an increased demand for our services; for this reason, there may be a delay in our response. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to assisting you.

Sincerely,
The OGIS Staff
--
OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES
National Archives and Records Administration
Email: ogis@nara.gov
Phone: 202-741-5770
Website: https://www.archives.gov/ogis
Blog: http://foia.blogs.archives.gov/

From: William Fernandes

Thanks. Just tried it. Did not work for me.

From: Department of Homeland Security

Dear William Fernandes,
Once you login, please change your password to protect your account details.
User Name: requests@muckrock.com
Password: 9Gy^YN36
Regards,
Department of Homeland Security

From: Department of Homeland Security

Dear William Fernandes,
The Department of Homeland Security PAL has requested you enter the following Identification Code in order to proceed with the retrieval of your account information.
Identification Code: v6hx5o
Regards,
Department of Homeland Security

From: William Fernandes

I tried to reset the password via the pal site. The verification messages aren't arriving in a timely fashion to the website email. I sent this FOIA to OGIS. Let me know if youre able to get the tech issues resolved. I would suggest not using the '^' in passwords.

From: Department of Homeland Security

Dear Mr. Fernandes,

Please see OGIS's response to this submission (22-0516), attached to this
email.

Sincerely,
The OGIS Staff

From: William Fernandes

Nara Reply Attached

From:

Thank you for contacting the Office of Government Information Services. This is an auto reply message.

If you requested our assistance with resolving a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) dispute and have not done so already, please send us a brief description of your dispute and copies of your FOIA request, the agency’s response to your request, your appeal letter (if you filed an appeal), and the agency's response to your appeal (if received a response).

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, at present we can only receive and respond to inquiries via email. Please send materials as PDF attachments to ogis@nara.gov. Please note that there is an increased demand for our services; for this reason, there may be a delay in our response. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to assisting you.

Sincerely,
The OGIS Staff
--
OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES
National Archives and Records Administration
Email: ogis@nara.gov
Phone: 202-741-5770
Website: https://www.archives.gov/ogis
Blog: http://foia.blogs.archives.gov/

From: William Fernandes

OGIS NARA 22-0516

Attached please find a copy of what was sent by Muckrock to DHS for Appeal.

From: William Fernandes

No response to appeal. OGIS notice was placed for lack of communication.
Status request.

From: Department of Homeland Security

Dear William Fernandes,
The Department of Homeland Security PAL has requested you enter the following Identification Code in order to proceed with the retrieval of your account information.
Identification Code: b60idr
Regards,
Department of Homeland Security

From: Department of Homeland Security

Dear William Fernandes,
The Department of Homeland Security PAL has requested you enter the following Identification Code in order to proceed with the retrieval of your account information.
Identification Code: 9e2rui
Regards,
Department of Homeland Security

From: Department of Homeland Security

Dear William Fernandes,
Once you login, please change your password to protect your account details.
User Name: requests@muckrock.com
Password: 2Qd@5YFe
Regards,
Department of Homeland Security

From: Department of Homeland Security

Dear William Fernandes,
On a request made to the agency for your forgotten User Name, we are providing you with the details of your login.
User Name: requests@muckrock.com
Regards,
Department of Homeland Security

From: William Fernandes

User Name: requests@muckrock.com
Passwords sent do not work. Attempted multiple logins.
I got this message which I did not request.

From: donotreply@hq.dhs.gov
To: requests@muckrock.com
Date: 25 Jun 2022 03:37:42 -0400
Subject: Your Identification Code - Department of Homeland Security

Login to your portal has been broken for months for this request

22-0516

You can reset the user name and password.

From: Department of Homeland Security

Dear William Fernandes,
The status of your HQ Appeals request #'2022-HQAP-00359' has been updated to the following status 'Received'. To log into the Department of Homeland Security PAL click on the Application URL below.
https://foiarequest.dhs.gov/
Sincerely,
Department of Homeland Security

From: Department of Homeland Security

Dear William Fernandes,
Your request has been received by the Department of Homeland Security. The request has been assigned tracking # '2022-HQAP-00359', please log into your account and review your submission.
The application address is https://foiarequest.dhs.gov/.
Thank you,
Department of Homeland Security

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good Morning,
Attached is our acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA Appeal request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)

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