DHS components' cell site simulator training protocols (NPPD)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 2016-NPFO-00130
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All training protocols developed by Department of Homeland Security components regarding the deployment and use of cell site simulators.

Per the amended policy on cell site simulators, "POLICY DIRECTIVE 047-02: Department Policy Regarding the Use of Cell-Site Simulator Technology" (available at https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Department%20Policy%20Regarding%20the%20Use%20of%20Cell-Site%20Simulator%20Technology.pdf): "Each Component that uses cell-site simulators shall develop operational policy or procedures to govern the use of this technology consistent with this policy. When developing operational policy or procedures to govern the use of this technology consistent with Department policy, Components will coordinate with the DHS Office ofthe General Counsel, the Office of Policy, the Privacy Office, and the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties."

As I am submitting this FOIA request in my capacity as a journalist who has covered extensively the deployment of cell site simulators by law enforcement at the federal, state, and local levels, I assert that I am appropriately categorized as a media requester for the purpose of fees. As this request concerns a matter of intense public interest and responsive documents will be posted online for the public to review free of charge, I further request a waiver of any applicable fees.

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.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

From: Department of Homeland Security


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From: FOIA, NPPD

Please find attached acknowledgment letter.

Catherina Salini
FOIA Analyst
Main: 703-235-2211
Fax: 703-235-2052

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together"

Warning: This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information such as found under 49 CFR 1520 or the Privacy Act of 1974. It should not be communicated to any person, or agency, unless disclosure is in performance of official DHS duties and there exists a valid need to know. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message.

From: FOIA, NPPD

04/04/2016

Re: 2016-NPFO-00130

Dear Mr. Musgrave:

This responds to your 04/01/2016 letter in which you requested an update as to the status of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS. Your request sought Incident Report.

By letter dated, February 19, 2016, we advised you that due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we would encounter some delay in processing your request. Requests are processed in chronological order based on the date we received a perfected request

For your information, we have queried the appropriate component of DHS for responsive records. If any responsive records are located, they will be reviewed for determination of releasability. We will process your request as expeditiously as possible. Upon completion of the processing, all documents that can be released will be made available to you at the earliest possible date. We sincerely apologize for the delay you are experiencing and appreciate your continued patience.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this matter, please feel free to contact this office at 703-235-2211

Sincerely,

Catherina Salini
FOIA Analyst
Main: 703-235-2211
Fax: 703-235-2052

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together"

Warning: This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information such as found under 49 CFR 1520 or the Privacy Act of 1974. It should not be communicated to any person, or agency, unless disclosure is in performance of official DHS duties and there exists a valid need to know. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message.

From: FOIA, NPPD

May 4th 2016

Re: 2016-NPFO-00130

Dear Mr. Musgrave:

This responds to your 05/04/2016 letter in which you requested an update as to the status of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS. Your request sought Incident Report.

By letter dated, February 19, 2016, we advised you that due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we would encounter some delay in processing your request. Requests are processed in chronological order based on the date we received a perfected request

For your information, we have queried the appropriate component of DHS for responsive records. If any responsive records are located, they will be reviewed for determination of releasability. We will process your request as expeditiously as possible. Upon completion of the processing, all documents that can be released will be made available to you at the earliest possible date. We sincerely apologize for the delay you are experiencing and appreciate your continued patience.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this matter, please feel free to contact this office at 703-235-2211

Sincerely,

Catherina Salini
FOIA Analyst
Main: 703-235-2211
Fax: 703-235-2052

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together"

Warning: This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information such as found under 49 CFR 1520 or the Privacy Act of 1974. It should not be communicated to any person, or agency, unless disclosure is in performance of official DHS duties and there exists a valid need to know. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message.

From: FOIA, NPPD

Re: 2016-NPFO-00130

Dear Mr. Musgrave:

This responds to your August 3, 2016, email in which you requested an update as to the status of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS. Your request sought Incident Report.

By letter dated, February 19, 2016, we advised you that due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we would encounter some delay in processing your request. Requests are processed in chronological order based on the date we received a perfected request

For your information, we have queried the appropriate component of DHS for responsive records. If any responsive records are located, they will be reviewed for determination of releasability. We will process your request as expeditiously as possible. Upon completion of the processing, all documents that can be released will be made available to you at the earliest possible date. We sincerely apologize for the delay you are experiencing and appreciate your continued patience.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this matter, please feel free to contact this office at 703-235-2211
Sincerely,

NPPD FOIA OFFICE
Office: 703-235-2211
Fax: 703-235-2052

Warning: This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information such as found under 49 CFR 1520 or the Privacy Act of 1974. It should not be communicated to any person, or agency, unless disclosure is in performance of official DHS duties and there exists a valid need to know. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Thank you for the update. Is there an estimated completion date for this request?

Best,
Shawn

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