DHS components' cell site simulator training protocols (USCG)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Coast Guard of the United States of America.
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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.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Department of Homeland Security


From: Shawn Musgrave


Per the attached letter dated Feb 4, 2016, this request was transferred to USCG from DHS. Please confirm receipt, provide a tracking number, and advise as to estimated date of completion.

Shawn Musgrave

From: efoia@uscg.mil

This acknowledges receipt of your January 29, 2016, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG).
Your request was received on February 04, 2016 and has been assigned FOIA number 2016-CGFO-01000.
We have queried the appropriate component of the USCG for responsive records. If any responsive records are located, they will be reviewed for determination of releasability. Please be assured that one of the processors in our office will respond to your request as expeditiously as possible. We appreciate your patience as we proceed with your request.
You may check the status of your request by entering FOIA request number 2016-CGFO-01000 into the following site: http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status Request status is updated and refreshed on a nightly basis electronically.
You may contact this office via telephone at 202-475-3522 or via email at EFOIA@uscg.mil if you have any further questions. (mailto:EFOIA@uscg.mil)
U.S. Coast Guard
FOIA/PA Office

From: Martin, Suzan


The Coast Guard does not exploit this type of technology. We will consider this FOIA request closed from the Coast Guard's perspective.


Suzan Martin
Intelligence Strategy, Performance, and Communications (CG-2 SPC)
Ph: 202-372-2601
FAX: 202-372-2312