Cellebrite Contracts (CBP)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
Tracking # CBP-2017-035066
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Contracts with Cellebrite USA Corporation, also known as Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization and Cellebrite Mobile Forensics, a subsidiary of the Sun Corporation. The global and vendor DUNS of the company is 033095568.

While this is for all contracts, many of which are surely not located online, I would like to include information on some of the contracts I was able to track down. One was dated September 23rd 2011 and was for $543,620. The award ID is HSBP1011P01301, and the vendor DUNS is as noted above, 033095568.

I would like the date range to be capped at 1/1/2010 and the date this request is processed on.

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,

Curtis Waltman

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

Curtis Waltman
DEPT MR 33997 411A Highland Ave. Somerville MA 02144

Dear Curtis Waltman:

This automated notice acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) received on 03/01/2017.     Please use the following unique FOIA tracking number CBP-2017-035066 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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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=090004d2811a51f1)
* Tracking Number: CBP-2017-035066
* Requester Name: Curtis Waltman
* Date Submitted: 03/01/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: I request the following: Contracts with Cellebrite USA Corporation, also known as Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization and Cellebrite Mobile Forensics, a subsidiary of the Sun Corporation. The global vendor DUNS of the company is 033095568.

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

The FOIA request CBP-2017-035066 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-OA-2017-035066. 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-2017-035066
* New Tracking Number: CBP-OA-2017-035066
* Requester Name: Curtis Waltman
* Date Submitted: 03/01/2017
* Long Description: I request the following: Contracts with Cellebrite USA Corporation, also known as Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization and Cellebrite Mobile Forensics, a subsidiary of the Sun Corporation. The global vendor DUNS of the company is 033095568.

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

The FOIA request CBP-OA-2017-035066 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-OTD-2017-035066. 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-2017-035066
* New Tracking Number: CBP-OTD-2017-035066
* Requester Name: Curtis Waltman
* Date Submitted: 03/01/2017
* Long Description: I request the following: Contracts with Cellebrite USA Corporation, also known as Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization and Cellebrite Mobile Forensics, a subsidiary of the Sun Corporation. The global vendor DUNS of the company is 033095568.

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

The FOIA request CBP-OTD-2017-035066 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-2017-035066. 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-OTD-2017-035066
* New Tracking Number: CBP-2017-035066
* Requester Name: Curtis Waltman
* Date Submitted: 03/01/2017
* Long Description: I request the following: Contracts with Cellebrite USA Corporation, also known as Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization and Cellebrite Mobile Forensics, a subsidiary of the Sun Corporation. The global vendor DUNS of the company is 033095568.

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

The FOIA request CBP-2017-035066 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-OTIA-2017-035066. 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-2017-035066
* New Tracking Number: CBP-OTIA-2017-035066
* Requester Name: Curtis Waltman
* Date Submitted: 03/01/2017
* Long Description: I request the following: Contracts with Cellebrite USA Corporation, also known as Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization and Cellebrite Mobile Forensics, a subsidiary of the Sun Corporation. The global vendor DUNS of the company is 033095568.

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

The FOIA request CBP-OTIA-2017-035066 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-2017-035066. 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-OTIA-2017-035066
* New Tracking Number: CBP-2017-035066
* Requester Name: Curtis Waltman
* Date Submitted: 03/01/2017
* Long Description: I request the following: Contracts with Cellebrite USA Corporation, also known as Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization and Cellebrite Mobile Forensics, a subsidiary of the Sun Corporation. The global vendor DUNS of the company is 033095568.

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

After careful review of your FOIA request,  CBP-2017-035066, we have determined that your request is too broad in scope or did not specifically identify the records which you are seeking. FOIA is not a search mechanism.  Records must be described in reasonably sufficient detail to enable government employees who are familiar with the subject area to locate records without placing an unreasonable burden upon the agency.  For this reason, §5.3(b) of the DHS regulations, 6 C.F.R. Part 5, require that you describe the records you are seeking with as much information as possible to ensure that our search can locate them with a reasonable amount of effort.  Whenever possible, a request should include specific information about each record sought, such as the event that would have created the record, a date range for the request, and subject matter of the records. The FOIA does not require an agency to create new records, answer questions posed by requesters, or attempt to interpret a request that does not identify specific records.
This is not a denial of your request for records. Due to the fact that you do not have an account, please resubmit your FOIA request, and include the date range for the information you are requesting, by logging into your existing FOIAOnline account or creating an account at https://foiaonline.regulations.gov. (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/)
You may contact a FOIA Public Liaison by sending an email via your FOIAonline account or call 202-325-0150.  Please notate file number CBP-2017-035066 on any future correspondence to CBP related to this request.  Additionally, you have a right to right to seek dispute resolution services from the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) which mediates disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies as a non-exclusive alternative to litigation.  If you are requesting access to your own records (which is considered a Privacy Act request), you should know that OGIS does not have the authority to handle requests made under the Privacy Act of 1974.  You may contact OGIS as follows:  Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, e-mail at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769.

From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

I included very specific ID numbers and other identifiers of the records. Frankly, I do not know how much more clear I can be. If you think speaking to anyone in the CBP FOIA office may be of help I am all ears, but again, I actually don't think I can get any clearer about the records I wanted. As I understand it at the federal level, requests for contracts must have very specific ID numbers and DUNS numbers to ways to search for the records, which I did include here. Even if you could not locate all of the contracts CBP has entered into with Cellebrite, I feel I could at least be provided the very specific contract I was able to locate. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

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