Cryptolog Editorial/Design Calendars

JPat Brown filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # 81659
Due July 27, 2015
Est. Completion June 13, 2020
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: National Security Agency

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: JPat Brown

Before I formally appeal, I would like to ask for reconsideration as a media requester - as I stated in my initial request, I am the Editor of MuckRock.com, and have extensively covered public records as both a writer and as a director of editorial content. If this request is denied, please provide the reasoning for the denial.
Thank you,

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 June 27, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #81659.

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 June 27, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #81659.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: JPat Brown

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All materials (editorial/design calendars, stock art, memos) pertaining to the production of the agency's Cryptolog magazine, which ran from 1974-1997.
https://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/cryptologs.shtml

I am a journalist, who has written about government transparency in a variety of publications, such as a the Boston Herald.
http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/opinion/op_ed/2014/10/op_ed_let_s_put_more_light_in_sunshine_law
In addition, in my capacity as editor of MuckRock, I have both written articles concerning FOIA/Public Records,
https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/mar/19/amtrak-lounge-car-complaints/
and directly overseen/commissioned articles on the topic from other journalists,
https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/26/fbi-files-congressman-dickstein-show-close-relatio/
which have in turn been written about in national publications such as the Washington Post.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/wp/2014/07/14/russian-menus-grapeless-jazz-salad-and-other-top-secret-cafeteria-complaints-from-inside-the-cia/

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 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,

JPat Brown

From: foiarsc, foiarsc

Dear Mr. Brown,

This email responds to the automated status checks submitted for Case 81659. The case is still in our complex backlog queue, pending assignment to a first level review. Please be advised that each case must go through two levels of review before a release determination can be made. Given the volume of our backlog and the fluctuation of queue placement due to consults from other agencies that predate your request, it's likely that your case may not be assigned to a first level review within the next 12 months. At this time, the estimated completion date is approximately 3-4 years.

We appreciate your patience thus far.
Regards,
Cindy B
NSA/CSS FOIA Requester Service Center
(301)688-6527

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