Cipher Systems, LLC contracts and OTA Proposals

Dustin Slaughter filed this request with the Army Contracting Command of the United States of America.
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From: Dustin Slaughter

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All existing copies of Cipher Systems, LLC contracts and Other Transaction Authority (OTA) proposals as a member of the System of Systems Security consortium (SOSSEC) from January 2005 - August 2013.

Records analysts should use the following keywords: "SOSSEC", "Delaware Valley Intelligence Center", "fusion center", "Picatinny Arsenal", "social media monitoring", "surveillance", "strategic intelligence", "competitive intelligence", "Knowledge.Hub", "Philadelphia".

This request is not meant to be exclusive of any other records which, though not specifically requested, would have a reasonable relationship to the subject matter of this request.

If my request is denied in whole or part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect to be provided with all segregable portions of otherwise exempt material. Please separately state your reasons for not invoking your discretionary powers to release the requested documents in the public interest.

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, 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.


Dustin Slaughter


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 29, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: USARMY Redstone Arsenal ACC Mailbox HQACCFOIA


Your perfected FOIA request was received by HQ Army Contracting Command on 2 September and has been referred to Army Contracting Command- New Jersey Contracting Center (ACC-NJ) on 30 September.

Ms. Miller will be processing your case at ACC-NJ and her contact information is as follows:

Kim Miller
Phone: 973-724-6589
Legal Office Building 3
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000

You should be contacted by her shortly to follow up with you regarding the status of your request.

Thank you.

Monica Harriger
Army Contracting Command
Office of the Chief Information Officer/ G-6
3334G Wells Rd
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898

From: Dustin Slaughter

Ms. Miller,

Please confirm receipt of the FOIA request below, as forwarded from HQ Army Contracting Command.

Thank you.

From: Miller, Kimberly A CIV USARMY ARDEC (US)

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Mr. Slaughter,

The Army Contracting Command has referred your request for copies of all contracts and OTAs with Cipher Systems, LLC issued by ACC-NJ from 1 Jan 05 to 29 Aug 13 to this office for processing. This request has been assigned #14-3 and is being processed.

From: MuckRock

Thank you for confirmation. Please reply directly to this address with regard to case 14-3.

From: Miller, Kimberly A CIV USARMY ARDEC (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Slaughter,

Attached is a response concerning FOIA request #14-3.


Kim Miller
Paralegal Specialist/FOIA Officer
Legal Office, Bldg 3
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000

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