Case Studies on Domestic Violent Extremism

Waqas Mirza filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
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From: Waqas Mirza

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any analytical reviews or case studies developed by DHS of major events of domestic violent extremism as a learning tool for law enforcement personnel.

The Homeland Security Advisory Council's Countering Violent Extremism Working Group had recommended the development of such case studies and analytical review in its 2010 report. See page 20 in the report: https://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/hsac_cve_working_group_recommendations.pdf.

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,

Waqas Mirza

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From: FOIA

Good Afternoon,

The request number associated with your request is 2016-HQFO-00488, and your status inquiry has been forwarded to the assigned specialist, Maura Busch.

Additionally, as mentioned in your acknowledgement letter, please note, that 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. DHS will invoke a 10-day extension for your request, as allowed by Title 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B). We will make every effort to comply with your request in a timely manner.

Regards,

The Privacy Office
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From: Busch, Maura

We forwarded to you a reply on 9-22.

Maura Busch
Government Information Specialist
Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

From: Busch, Maura

Mr. Mirza,

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. DHS will invoke a 10-day extension for your request, as allowed by Title 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B). We will make every effort to comply with your request in a timely manner.

Currently, our office has a number of requests that are backlogged.

I suggest that you check back with us before the end of this year.

Maura Busch
Government Information Specialist
Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

From: Busch, Maura

Mr. Mizra,

I reviewed the file for your FOIA request today, and we are waiting to receive responses from several program offices.

I forwarded them requests for status updates on their efforts today.

I will try to give you status updates monthly.

V/R,

Maura Busch
Government Information Specialist
Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

From: Waqas Mirza

Thank you, Maura!

From: Busch, Maura

Mr. Mizra,

Please find attached our interim response for your request.

Maura Busch
Government Information Specialist
Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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Good morning/afternoon Mirza,
Please find attached a final response to your Freedom of Information Act Request dated [Date].
V/R, I&A FOIA Officer
Department of Homeland Security
Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)
UNCLASS: I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov (mailto:I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.govUNCLASS) UNCLASS Phone:  (202) 447-4883

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