CBP Digital Receiver Technology contracts

William Green filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
Tracking # CBP-2016-039467
Status
Rejected

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From: William Green

To Whom It May Concern:

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

An itemized list of products and services provided to CBP by Digital Receiver Technology as part of the following contracts from 2009 to 2013:

Procurement ID: HSBP1009P26062 (2009)
Procurement ID: HSBP1011P00811 (2011)
Procurement ID: HSBP1011P01230 (2011)
Procurement ID: HSBP1012C00108 (2012)
Procurement ID: HSBP1013P00704 (2013)
Procurement ID: HSBP20130027000194 (2014)

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. I request that fees are waived due to the fact that I am a proven journalist who specializes in FOIA-based reporting specifically on the use of DRT products by federal law enforcement.
See: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/26/stingray-surveillance-technology-irs-cellphone-tower

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 Green

From: MuckRock

Please acknowledge this FOIA request, copied as the original communication below, and provide an appropriate tracking number.

Thank you.

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280c6aef7)
* Tracking Number: CBP-2016-039467
* Requester Name: WILLIAM GREEN
* Date Submitted: 05/04/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: ITEMIZED LIST OF DOCUMENTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED TO CBP BY DIGITAL RECEIVER TECHNOLOGY AS PART OF THE FOLLOWING CONTRATS FROM 2009-2013: Procurement ID: HSBP1009P26062 (2009) Procurement ID: HSBP1011P00811 (2011) Procurement ID: HSBP1011P01230 (2011) Procurement ID: HSBP1012C00108 (2012) Procurement ID: HSBP1013P00704 (2013) Procurement ID: HSBP20130027000194 (2014)

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

The FOIA request CBP-2016-039467 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-OA-2016-039467. 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-2016-039467
* New Tracking Number: CBP-OA-2016-039467
* Requester Name: WILLIAM GREEN
* Date Submitted: 05/04/2016
* Long Description: ITEMIZED LIST OF DOCUMENTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED TO CBP BY DIGITAL RECEIVER TECHNOLOGY AS PART OF THE FOLLOWING CONTRATS FROM 2009-2013: Procurement ID: HSBP1009P26062 (2009) Procurement ID: HSBP1011P00811 (2011) Procurement ID: HSBP1011P01230 (2011) Procurement ID: HSBP1012C00108 (2012) Procurement ID: HSBP1013P00704 (2013) Procurement ID: HSBP20130027000194 (2014)

From: AMARAL, MICHAEL C.

Dear Mr. Green,
I will be handling your FOIA request submitted to CBP on May 4, 2016. Your request will be processed in the order in which this office received it; however, please be advised that we have a significant backlog in FOIA requests and some processing delays may occur.

As I understand it, you are requesting an itemized list of all products and services provided to CBP by DIGITAL RECEIVER TECHNOLOGY under the following orders or purchasing records: HSBP1009P26062; HSBP1011P00811; HSBP1011P01230; HSBP1012C00108; HSBP1013P00704; and HSBP20130027000194. You are not requesting actual hard copies of the orders listed above.

Please confirm whether I correctly understand what you have requested and please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

Thank you,
Mike

Michael C. Amaral
Strategic Enterprise Programs Division
Enterprise Services, Office of Acquisition
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Office: (202) 344-1108
Fax: (202) 344-1190

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

The FOIA request CBP-OA-2016-039467 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-2016-039467. 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-2016-039467
* New Tracking Number: CBP-2016-039467
* Requester Name: WILLIAM GREEN
* Date Submitted: 05/04/2016
* Long Description: ITEMIZED LIST OF DOCUMENTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED TO CBP BY DIGITAL RECEIVER TECHNOLOGY AS PART OF THE FOLLOWING CONTRATS FROM 2009-2013: Procurement ID: HSBP1009P26062 (2009) Procurement ID: HSBP1011P00811 (2011) Procurement ID: HSBP1011P01230 (2011) Procurement ID: HSBP1012C00108 (2012) Procurement ID: HSBP1013P00704 (2013) Procurement ID: HSBP20130027000194 (2014)

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

A search of CBP databases produced records responsive to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request CBP-2016-039467.
CBP has determined that one page responsive to your request is denied in full, pursuant to Title 5 U.S.C. § 552 and have applied the appropriate exemptions (b)(7)(E). (http://www.dhs.gov/foia-exemptions)
You have a right to appeal our final disposition.  Should you wish to do so, you must file your appeal within 90 days of the date of this letter following the procedures outlined in the DHS regulations at Title 6 C.F.R. §5.9.  Please include as much information as possible to help us understand the grounds for your appeal.  We recommend that you submit your appeal via FOIAOnline by clicking on the “Create Appeal” button that appears when you view your initial request.   In the alternative, you may send your appeal and a copy of this letter to:  FOIA Appeals, Policy and Litigation Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 90 K Street, NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177.  Your envelope and letter should be marked "FOIA Appeal." Copies of the FOIA and DHS regulations are available at www.dhs.gov/foia. (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)
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Please notate file number CBP-2016-039467 on any future correspondence to CBP related to this request.

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