Burn Notice (National Security Agency)

Emma Best filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # 83261
Due Dec. 31, 2015
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records mentioning the USA TV series "Burn Notice" or the book "The Setup: Memoirs of an NSA Security Operation" which inspired the TV series.

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 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.


Michael Best

From: National Security Agency

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: foiarsc, foiarsc

Dear Mr. Best, requests@muckrock.com

This responds to your recent request for a status update for case 83261. Your case is in one of our initial processing queues pending assignment to a Case Office for further evaluation and/or document search if applicable. This means we still need to search for documents, after it's assigned to a Case Officer. Due to the significant increase in FOIA requests, it is often difficult estimate the processing timeline. Estimating an actual completion date for your case is also difficult, as it is entirely dependent on whether or not document are located, how many documents are found, and the complexity of any document located. The average completion date for those cases is 3-4 years. Please be advised that this estimate is subject to change.

Thank you for your patience,

Cindy B
NSA/CSS FOIA Requester Service Center

From: Michael Best

Could you clarify what types of cases you meant to refer to when you said "The average completion date for those cases is 3-4 years. " ?


From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.