DHS, Customs and Border Protection Drone Documents

Drone Watch filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
Tracking # CBP-2013-041100 ; CBP-OAM-2013-041100 ; CBP-2013-041100 ; CBP-OA-2013-041100
Est. Completion None
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Partially Completed
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From: Drone Watch

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. any requests for proposals, proposals submitted by vendors, contracts, budgets or cost allocations for the purchase and/or use of aerial drones, UAs, UAVs, and UASs (hereinafter “drones”);

2. any policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on department use of drones, including on the legal process required (such as a warrant or court order), if any, before operating a drone;

3. any departmental records concerning this department’s use of drones now or plans to use drones in the future including:

a. the types of investigations or instances in which this department is using or plans to use drones, or how it plans to support, manage or oversee the usage of drones by another department or office;

b. policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on storage requirements or procedures for video or static images obtained through use of drones, including retention times;

c. the altitude at which drones can or do fly;

d. drones’ ability to carry weapons.

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 MuckRock.com, 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.

Sincerely,

Brandon Wieber

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 18, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: CBP FOIA

This email box is for submitting FOIA requests only. Please call the office for your status. Thanks

(202) 325-0150

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 18, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 18, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 18, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 18, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 18, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 18, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Drone Watch

Hello,

Please update the status of this request.

From: Drone Watch

Hello,

This request has never even been acknowledged, despite having been first submitted last July. Please as to the status of this request.

Thank you.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 18, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 18, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 18, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 18, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 18, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Drone Watch

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 18, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Requests Muckrock

October 15, 2013
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
FOIA Officer
90 K Street NE, 9th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20229-1181

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on July 18, 2012. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 18, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: KNOWLTON, DIANE E (CTR)

Please see the attached response to FOIA request CBP-OA-2013-041100.

Diane Knowlton, Esq. (Contractor)
Compass Systems Consulting, Inc.
FOIA Manager
Supporting the Planning and Operational Assessment Branch
Procurement Directorate, Office of Administration
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Desk: (202) 344-2417
Mobile: (302) 983-6481
E-Mail: diane.knowlton@dhs.gov<mailto:diane.knowlton@dhs.gov>

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

The FOIA request CBP-OA-2013-041100 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-2013-041100. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number:
CBP-OA-2013-041100
* New Tracking Number:
CBP-2013-041100
* Requester Name:
Brandon Wieber
* Date Submitted:
09/25/2013
* Long Description:
any requests for proposals proposal submitted by vendors contracts budget or cost allocations for the purchase and or use of aerial drones usa uavs and uass and policies guidelines manuals and or instructions on department use of drones including on the legal process required such as a warrant or court order if any before operating a drone any departmental records concerning this departments use of drones now or plans to use drones in the future including the types of investigations or instances in which this department is using or plans to use drones or how it plans to support manage or oversee the usasge of drones by another department or office policies guidelines manuals and or instructions on storage requirements or procedures for video or static images obtained through use of drones including retention times the altitude at which drones can or do fly drones ablitly to carry weapons

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

The FOIA request CBP-2013-041100 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-OAM-2013-041100. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number:
CBP-2013-041100
* New Tracking Number:
CBP-OAM-2013-041100
* Requester Name:
Brandon Wieber
* Date Submitted:
09/25/2013
* Long Description:
any requests for proposals proposal submitted by vendors contracts budget or cost allocations for the purchase and or use of aerial drones usa uavs and uass and policies guidelines manuals and or instructions on department use of drones including on the legal process required such as a warrant or court order if any before operating a drone any departmental records concerning this departments use of drones now or plans to use drones in the future including the types of investigations or instances in which this department is using or plans to use drones or how it plans to support manage or oversee the usasge of drones by another department or office policies guidelines manuals and or instructions on storage requirements or procedures for video or static images obtained through use of drones including retention times the altitude at which drones can or do fly drones ablitly to carry weapons

From: MuckRock

Hello,

Please advise whether this request was among the 12,000 requests that GAO indicated were lost as submitted in 2012.

Thank you.

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

Given the nature of this request, some records are only being released to you as the requester. If you have an account in FOIAonline, you may access those records by logging into FOIAonline. Otherwise, those responsive records will be sent via the method agreed upon with the FOIA processor. (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/home?objectId=090004d280259879)

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

The FOIA request CBP-OAM-2013-041100 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-2013-041100. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number:
CBP-OAM-2013-041100
* New Tracking Number:
CBP-2013-041100
* Requester Name:
Brandon Wieber
* Date Submitted:
09/25/2013
* Long Description:
any requests for proposals proposal submitted by vendors contracts budget or cost allocations for the purchase and or use of aerial drones usa uavs and uass and policies guidelines manuals and or instructions on department use of drones including on the legal process required such as a warrant or court order if any before operating a drone any departmental records concerning this departments use of drones now or plans to use drones in the future including the types of investigations or instances in which this department is using or plans to use drones or how it plans to support manage or oversee the usasge of drones by another department or office policies guidelines manuals and or instructions on storage requirements or procedures for video or static images obtained through use of drones including retention times the altitude at which drones can or do fly drones ablitly to carry weapons

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 18, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #CBP-2013-041100 ; CBP-OAM-2013-041100 ; CBP-2013-041100 ; CBP-OA-2013-041100 .

Thank you for your help.

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

A search of CBP databases produced records responsive to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request CBP-2013-041100. CBP has determined that the responsive records are partially releasable, pursuant to Title 5 U.S.C. § 552 and have applied the appropriate exemptions . You have a right to appeal our withholding determination. Should you wish to do so, you must send your appeal and a copy of this letter, within 60 days of the date of this letter, to: FOIAAppeals, Policy and Litigation Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 90 K Street, NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177 , following the procedures outlined in the DHS regulations at Title 6 C.F.R. § 5.9. Your envelope and letter should be marked " FOIA Appeal." Copies of the FOIA and DHS regulations are available at www.dhs.gov/foia The Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) also 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. If you wish to contact OGIS, you may email them at ogis@nara.gov or call (877) 684-6448. Please notate file number CBP-2013-041100 on any future correspondence to CBP related to this request.



Given the nature of this request, some records are only being released to you as the requester. If you have an account in FOIAonline, you may access those records by logging into FOIAonline. Otherwise, those responsive records will be sent via the method agreed upon with the FOIA processor. (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/home?objectId=090004d280259879)

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