Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications Operations [State

Rich Jones filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2012-28807
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Rich Jones

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A list of all projects and operations conducted by the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications since September, 2010, including the hacking of Yemen-based Al-Queda websites mentioned in this news article: http://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2012/05/24/clinton-us-hacked-yemeni-al-qaida-sites

Where possible, please include the status and outcomes of those operations, the budget allotted to them and the names of the individuals who worked on them.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Rich Jones

From: FOIA Request <FOIA@state.gov>

Re: all projects and operations conducted by the Center for Strategic
Counterterrorism Communications since Sept. 2010, including the hacking
of Yemen-based Al-Qaeda websites

Thank you for your correspondence of May 24, 2012. It has been received
by the Office of Information Programs and Services at the Department of
State, and assigned case number F-2012-28807. A formal acknowledgement
letter providing additional information will be sent to you as soon as
possible. If you have any questions concerning your request in the
meantime, you may contact us by e-mail at FOIAStatus@state.gov, or by
telephone at 202-261-8484. Please refer to the Case Control Number in
any communication. We appreciate your patience in this matter.

Sincerely,


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To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Request

I am forwarding this to the FOIA Status mailbox for reply.

From: Department of State

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Request

I have forwarded this email to the correct inbox for reply.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Rich Jones,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated February 14, 2013, inquiring about the status of your request. Your request has been assigned case number F-2012-28807 in our system. A search of records has been initiated. That search is continuing. A copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the appropriate office for reply. Information will be provided as it becomes available.

We greatly appreciate your continued patience.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 24, 2012. 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-2012-28807.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Jones,

I checked the electronic notes on this case. The case is still open. The case has been assigned to an analyst and searches have gone out to the appropriate bureaus. The search time varies. Each case is different and the search time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 24, 2012. 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-2012-28807.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Jones,

I checked the electronic notes on this case. The case is still open. The
case has been assigned to an analyst and the case notes indicate some
documents have returned from a search and are currently under review for
release. The search and review time varies. Each case is different and
the search time depends on the complexity of information requested and
the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or
have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the
FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 24, 2012. 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-2012-28807.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 24, 2012. 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-2012-28807.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 24, 2012. 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-2012-28807.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Jones,

This is in reference to your June 14, 2013 email regarding case number F-2012-28807. The estimated completion date for your request is December 2013. Estimated completion dates are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates, not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion. This is due to unusual circumstances, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). However, please note, interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matters, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: Department of State

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Department of State

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: FOIA Status

The Department completed action on the subject case by letter to you dated August 23, 2013. Regards,

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