|Submitted||Jan. 18, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
• all audio recordings of Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske, speaking with a journalist or journalists, or speaking before an audience, which audio recordings were made by or maintained by or are in in the custody of either Commissioner Kerlikowske and/or any member of the CBP media team and/or press team.
I wish to exclude all audio of testimony to congress or any audio of any other publicly available hearing.
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.
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=090004d28112b8fe)
* Tracking Number: CBP-2017-026201
* Requester Name: Todd Shepherd
* Date Submitted: 01/27/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: All audio recordings of Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske, speaking with a journalist or journalists, or speaking before an audience, which audio recordings were made by or maintained by or are in the custody of either Commissioner Kerlikowske and/or any member of the CBP media team and/or press.
DEPT MR 32025 411A Highland Ave. Somerville MA 02144
Dear Todd Shepherd:
This automated notice acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) received on 01/27/2017. Please use the following unique FOIA tracking number CBP-2017-026201 to track the status of your request. If you have not already done so, you must create a FOIAonline account at https://foiaonline.regulations.gov. This is the only method available to check the status of your pending FOIA request. (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/)
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This is a final response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
We conducted a comprehensive search of files within the CBP databases for records that would be responsive to your request. Unfortunately, we were unable to locate or identify any responsive records, based upon the information you provided in your request. Please be advised, we do not maintain recordings of interviews.
This completes the CBP response to your request. You may contact a FOIA Public Liaison by sending an email via your FOIAonline account, or call 202-344-1610. Please notate file number CBP-2017-026201 on any future correspondence to CBP related to this request.
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A no responsive documents response.