DEFCON (FBI) 1993-1997

Emily Crose filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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Due June 9, 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:

Internal records not related to ongoing investigations that may mention the "DEFCON" conference taking place in Las Vegas, NV. Please limit responsive documents to anything generated between the years of 1993 and 1997. Please include any documents which may outline surveillance which occurred during any of the events. Please also include any handwritten or computer generated notes, presentations or audio/visual content generated that may include references to this conference.

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: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Emily Crose

I would like to challenge any exemptions claimed in these documents which haven't been reviewed in the last 3 years.

From: Muckrock Staff

Good Afternoon,

We appreciate your agency's partnership with this request. Please be advised that we have not yet heard from your agency since our challenge to your exemptions were submitted on July 9, 2020. The FOIPA number we were given is: 1466271-000.

This is one of several requests forwarded to your agency that have not yet been responded to. As a result, you will be receiving separate emails for each individual request. Please let us know if you need any clarification on any of the requested information.

Thank You,

MuckRock Staff


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