challenge Coin Program (NSA)

Emily Crose filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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Due July 31, 2020
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Emily Crose

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Documents including:
-any index of NSA challenge coins created from 1980s to the present date.
-documents detailing the NSA challenge coin creation process
-any funding or expenditure documents related to the creation of challenge coins
-guidelines or manuals for creating NSA challenge coins
-internal policies regarding challenge coins and what designs are appropriate

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.


Emily Crose

From: National Security Agency

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Emily Crose

I am still interested in this request, can you please give me a status update?

From: National Security Agency

Dear Emily Crose:

We received your inquiries for status updates on your cases (Case Numbers 107945, 109877, 110079, and 110349). The NSA Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)/Privacy Act (PA) divison treats all FOIA requesters fairly by responding to each on a first-in, first-out basis in accordance with federal regulations. Each request is unique; as such, there is no set timeframe for this process. The time required to complete the search for records responsive to a request depends on many factors including the scope of the request, the age of requested records, etc., all of which impact the complexity of the search. Once the search is completed, each case that has responsive records goes through three levels of review prior to the final response. The length of review in each phase depends on many factors, such as the number of pages and classification level.

Please be advised that there are a significant number of FOIA requests ahead of yours in the FOIA backlog queue, such that we are unable to provide an estimated date of first-level review at this time. A letter will be sent from the NSA FOIA/PA division once a case moves to the next phase of processing.

NSA Freedom of Information Division
(301) 688-6527

From: National Security Agency

Dear Ms. Crose:

Attached is an interim FOIA response. NSA will contact you in the future as
more information becomes available.

Please follow the instruction provided to you within the letter if you wish
to contact us. Please do not respond to this email.

NSA Freedom of Information Division
(301) 688-6527