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CADRE Database regarding FOIA, Privacy Act, and MDR

Michael Morisy is making this request to Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.

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Michael Morisy 12/04/2013

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All information in the IMS request database CADRE about all FOIA, Privacy Act, MDR, or similar requests received in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2013. This includes all information for referrals and consultations sent to the CIA during the relevant time period as well as all requests submitted directly to the CIA by requesters. You should perform the search by first identifying all requests in CADRE which contain the year 2013 in the request number, and then selecting all of those requests for which the first entry into CADRE was made between 1 October 2012 and 31 December 2012, inclusive. You may exclude copies of records located in CADRE simply because they were responsive to the original requests.

I also request that fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest.

Despite the various mechanisms by which the public can request CIA information, very little is actually known about the behind-the-scenes processing of these requests. Unlike many other agencies, what IMS professionals actually consider when evaluating information requests and how they go about performing their duties is largely kept from public view, and the CIA has consistently fought against any attempts by members of the public to obtain this information. Therefore, it will significantly improve the public’s understanding of the CIA’s operations and activities to release a sample (in this case everything from a three-month period) of the information in its processing database. This information, when synthesized by MuckRock’s FOIA request professionals (who have particular expertise in corresponding with agencies regarding information requests and tailoring requests to each particular agency’s idiosyncrasies), will serve a great public benefit by finally showing requesters how to phrase their requests in a form most likely to satisfy the CIA’s frequent complaints that requests do not reasonably describe the records sought in a fashion easily understood by IMS professionals.

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,

Michael Morisy

MuckRock.com 01/10/2014

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

MuckRock.com 02/09/2014

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

Central Intelligence Agency 02/28/2014

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

MuckRock.com 03/30/2014

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2014-00370.

Thank you for your help.

Central Intelligence Agency 04/08/2014

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

National Security Counselors 05/02/2014

A copy of a letter faxed to the Central Intelligence Agency.