Wednesday, April 23, 2014
 

FOI Request

Cryptome

Requested by TransparentByDefault on Dec. 15, 2011 for the Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI of United States of America

Status: Awaiting Response, past due by 2 years, 3 months


From Rich Jones on Dec. 15, 2011:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents mentioning the website Cryptome.org

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 "Sobonya, David P." <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov> to Rich Jones on Dec. 19, 2011:

Dear Mr. Jones,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOI/PA) request and it will be forwarded to the Work Process Unit or a Single Station Disclosure Team for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOI/PA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOI/PA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI's decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. Upon receipt of an FOI/PA Request Number, you can check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and by clicking on the 'Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request' link under the (Records Available Now) section. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
Front Office
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4286
PIO Number: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

 
From Federal Bureau of Investigation on Jan. 13, 2012:

Interim Response
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An interim response, stating the request is being processed.
 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov> on Feb. 26, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 15, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1180226-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From "Sobonya, David P." <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov> to Rich Jones on Feb. 28, 2012:

Dear Mr. Jones,

The above FOIA request has been assigned to a Disclosure analyst and is under review. The request has not been completed as of this date.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
Front Office
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4286
PIO Number: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov> on May 8, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 15, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1180226-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From "Sobonya, David P." <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov> to Rich Jones on May 9, 2012:

Dear Mr. Jones,

Your request is presently assigned to Disclosure analyst who is reviewing the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Due to voluminous requests that the FBI receives on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis a specific time frame for completion cannot be provided. You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click the 'Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request' link under the Records Available Now section. Online status reports are updated on a weekly basis.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov> on June 8, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 15, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1180226-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From "Sobonya, David P." <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov> to Rich Jones on June 11, 2012:

Dear Mr. Jones,

Your request is presently assigned to Disclosure analyst who is reviewing the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Due to voluminous requests that the FBI receives on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis a specific time frame for completion cannot be provided. You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click the 'Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request' link under the Records Available Now section. Online status reports are updated on a weekly basis.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Aug. 14, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 15, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1180226-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Rich Jones on Aug. 16, 2012:

Dear Mr. Jones,

The FOIPA request is presently assigned to a Disclosure analyst who is reviewing the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Upon completion, the responsive records will be forwarded to a supervisor for review. If approved, a release of responsive records will be made. However, the supervisor may send the records back for further review and/or corrections which may delay the release.

You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click the ‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the [Records Available Now] section under the FOIA Index located on the right side of the page. Online status reports are updated on a weekly basis.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

Thank you,

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Rich Jones on Aug. 16, 2012:

Dear Mr. Jones,

The FOIPA request is presently assigned to a Disclosure analyst who is reviewing the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Upon completion, the responsive records will be forwarded to a supervisor for review. If approved, a release of responsive records will be made. However, the supervisor may send the records back for further review and/or corrections which may delay the release.

You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click the ‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the [Records Available Now] section under the FOIA Index located on the right side of the page. Online status reports are updated on a weekly basis.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Sept. 15, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 15, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1180226-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Rich Jones on Sept. 19, 2012:

Dear Mr. Jones,

The FOIPA request is presently assigned to a Disclosure analyst who is reviewing the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Upon completion, the responsive records will be forwarded to a supervisor for review. If approved, a release of responsive records will be made. However, the supervisor may send the records back for further review and/or corrections which may delay the release.

You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click the ‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the [Records Available Now] section under the FOIA Index located on the right side of the page. Online status reports are updated on a weekly basis.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Oct. 19, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 15, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1180226-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Rich Jones on Oct. 22, 2012:

Dear Mr. Jones,

The FOIPA request is presently assigned to a Disclosure analyst who is reviewing the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Upon completion, the responsive records will be forwarded to a supervisor for review. If approved, a release of responsive records will be made. However, the supervisor may send the records back for further review and/or corrections which may delay the release.

You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click the ‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the [Records Available Now] section under the FOIA Index located on the right side of the page. Online status reports are updated on a weekly basis.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Nov. 21, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 15, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1180226-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Rich Jones on Nov. 26, 2012:

Dear Mr. Jones,

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the status of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request. A review of your request has determined the following.

Your request is presently assigned to a Disclosure analyst who is reviewing the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Upon completion, the records are forwarded to a supervisor for review. If approved, a release will be forthcoming. However, the supervisor may send the records back to further review which may delay the release.

You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click the ‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the Records Available Now section. Online status reports are updated weekly.

Additional information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. If you require additional assistance please contact me.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Jan. 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 15, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1180226-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Rich Jones on Jan. 15, 2013:

Dear Mr. Jones,

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the status of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request. A review of your request has determined the following.

Your request is presently assigned to a Disclosure analyst who is reviewing the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Upon completion, the records are forwarded to a supervisor for review. If approved, a release will be forthcoming. However, the supervisor may send the records back to further review which may delay the release.

You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click the ‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the Records Available Now section. Online status reports are updated weekly.

Additional information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. If you require additional assistance please contact me.

Thank you,

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Feb. 14, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 15, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1180226-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Rich Jones on Feb. 14, 2013:

Dear Mr. Jones,

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the status of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request. A review of your request has determined the following.

The request is presently assigned to a Disclosure analyst who is reviewing the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Upon completion, the records are forwarded to a supervisor for review. If approved, a release will be forthcoming. However, the supervisor may send the records back for further review which may delay the release.

You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click on the ‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the Records Available Now section. Online status reports are updated weekly.

Additional information regarding the FOI/PA is available at http://www.fbi.gov/. If you require further assistance please contact me.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on April 4, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 15, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1180226-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Rich Jones on April 4, 2013:

Dear Mr. Jones,

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the status of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request. A review of your request has determined the following.

Your request is presently assigned to a Disclosure analyst who is reviewing the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Upon completion, the records are forwarded to a supervisor for review. If approved, a release will be forthcoming. However, the supervisor may send the records back to further review which may delay the release.

You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click the ‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the Records Available Now section. Online status reports are updated weekly.

Additional information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. If you require additional assistance please contact me.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on May 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 15, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1180226-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Rich Jones on May 16, 2013:

Dear Mr. Jones,

Please check the Status of Your FOI/PA Request at: http://www.fbi.gov (Freedom of information Act link), http://www.fbi.gov/foia or http://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps and follow the instructions below.

CHECK STATUS OF YOUR FOI/PA REQUEST

Find status of FOIPA−Last updated on May 15, 2013 7:01 am
Please enter the whole FOI/PA number- Example: 1234567-000

FOIPA: [Enter FOIPA Request Number Here] and click [Submit]

Results will show the Request Number, Case Type and Process Description shown below:

FOIPA - 1234567-000

Case Type - FOIPA

Process Description (will display the current progress of request)

NOTE: Recent requests are entered into FDPS in the order that they are received. Before you can check the status online, you must have received correspondence assigning a FOIPA request number and the information transferred to the online status database. Status information is updated weekly. At this time, closed requests are not available.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on June 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 15, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1180226-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Rich Jones on June 17, 2013:

CHECK STATUS OF YOUR FOI/PA REQUEST

Find status of FOIPA−Last updated on June 13, 2013. Please enter the whole FOI/PA number- Example: 1234567-000

FOIPA: [Enter FOIPA Request Number Here] and click [Submit]

Results will show the Request Number, Case Type and Process Description shown below:

FOIPA - 1234567-000

Case Type - FOIPA

Process Description (will display the current progress of request)

NOTE: Recent requests are entered into FDPS in the order that they are received. Before you can check the status online, you must have received correspondence assigning a FOIPA request number and the information transferred to the online status database. Status information is updated weekly. At this time, closed requests are not available.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on July 17, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 15, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1180226-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Rich Jones on July 17, 2013:

Dear Mr. Jones,

Please check the Status of Your FOI/PA Request at: http://www.fbi.gov (Freedom of information Act link), http://www.fbi.gov/foia or http://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps and follow the instructions below.

CHECK STATUS OF YOUR FOI/PA REQUEST

Find status of FOIPA−Last updated on July 17, 2013. Please enter the whole FOI/PA number- Example: 1234567-000

FOIPA: [Enter FOIPA Request Number Here] and click [Submit]

Results will show the Request Number, Case Type and Process Description shown below:

FOIPA - 1180226-001

Case Type - FOIPA

Process Description (will display the current progress of request)

NOTE: Recent requests are entered into FDPS in the order that they are received. Before you can check the status online, you must have received correspondence assigning a FOIPA request number and the information transferred to the online status database. Status information is updated weekly. At this time, closed requests are not available.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Aug. 16, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 15, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1180226-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Rich Jones on Aug. 19, 2013:

Dear Mr. Jones,

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the status of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request. A review of your request has determined the following.

The request is presently assigned to a Disclosure analyst who is reviewing the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Upon completion, the records are forwarded to a supervisor for review. If approved, a release will be forthcoming. However, the supervisor may send the records back for further review which may delay the release.

You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click on the ‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the Records Available Now section. Online status reports are updated weekly.

If you require further assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Sept. 18, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 15, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1180226-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Rich Jones on Sept. 18, 2013:

Dear Mr. Jones,

Here is a screen shot of your online status which is available at http://www.fbi.gov/foia. Status updates are done on a weekly basis.

Check the Status of Your FOI/PA Request
If your FOIPA Number is 11195846-0 please enter 11195846-000 into the system. If your FOIPA number is 11195846-1 please enter 11195846-001 into the system.

Find status of FOIPA−Last updated on Sep. 18, 2013 6:03 am
Please enter the whole FOI/PA number- Example: 1234567-000

FOIPA:
Result
FOIPA
1180226-001
Case Type
FOIPA
Process Description
The FBI's FOIPA Program is processing your request in accordance to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts guidelines.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Oct. 18, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 15, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1180226-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Minor, Jessica L. to Rich Jones on Oct. 21, 2013:

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the status of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request. A review of your request has determined the following.

The request is presently assigned to a Disclosure analyst who is reviewing the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Upon completion, the records are forwarded to a supervisor for review. If approved, a release will be forthcoming. However, the supervisor may send the records back for further review which may delay the release.

You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click on the ‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the Records Available Now section. Online status reports are updated weekly.

Additional information regarding the FOI/PA is available at http://www.fbi.gov/. If you require further assistance please contact me.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Nov. 20, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 15, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1180226-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Dec. 20, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 15, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1180226-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Minor, Jessica L. to Rich Jones on Dec. 23, 2013:

Please check the Status of Your FOI/PA Request at: http://www.fbi.gov (Freedom of information Act link), http://www.fbi.gov/foia or http://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps and follow the instructions below.
Check the Status of Your FOI/PA Request
If your FOIPA Number is 11195846-0 please enter 11195846-000 into the system. If your FOIPA number is 11195846-1 please enter 11195846-001 into the system.
Find status of FOIPA−Last updated on December 18, 2013
Please enter the whole FOI/PA number- Example: 1234567-000
FOIPA:
Results will show the Request Number, Case Type and Process Description shown below:
FOIPA
1234567-000
Case Type
FOIPA
Process Description (will display the current progress of request)
The FBI's FOIPA Program is searching the FBI's indices for potentially responsive documents. You may be contacted via formal letter for all fees and/or negotiation issues that may apply.
NOTE: Recent requests are entered into the FOIPA database in the order that they are received. Before you can check the status online, you must have received correspondence assigning a FOIPA request number and the information transferred to the online status database. Status information is updated weekly. At this time, closed requests are not available.

Thank you,

Jessica L. Minor
Legal Administrative Specialist / Public Information Officer
FBI-Record Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Jan. 31, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 15, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1180226-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI on March 2, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 15, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1180226-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI on April 1, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 15, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1180226-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
 
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