DHS Grant for Funding BART Wi-Fi

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the contract and any follow up reports, requests for extensions, and contract addendums for a grant given to Bay Area Rapid Transit for the installation of wireless capabilities.

This grant was publicly noted here as a "20 year program" in 2009:

http://www.wifirail.net/pages/bartPRrelease0109.html

And was further reported on here:

http://new.wifinetnews.com/archives/2008/01/successful_commuter_rail_trial_in_bay_area_may_lead_to_syste.html

I have searched through common federal government grant databases and was unable to find mention of this grant, therefore I cannot provide a grant number or other identifying information, except that WiFi Rail appears to be the contractor performing the work under Bay Area Rapid Transit.

I also request communications between WiFi Rail and any offices of DHS that would have likely overseen the administration of the grant, as well as communications between Bay Area Rapid Transit and any offices of DHS that would have likely overseen the administration of the grant, generated between Jan. 1, 2009 and the date this request is processed.

I am a media requester, and this request is filed as part of my reporting process. I plan to use and analyze responsive documents as part of my coverage of technology and surveillance issues, as well as analyzing the effectiveness of government spending and grant programs.

I am a widely cited and published author on these issues, with my work either published by or reported on by news outlets including the Boston Globe, New York Times, Politico, the Washington Post, and hundreds of other outlets.

A small selection of articles I've written:

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/sep/10/how-brad-heath-reporter-one-americas-most-read-pap/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/aug/04/street-level-surveillance-who-using-mobile-biometr/

http://www.betaboston.com/news/2014/08/15/boston-calling-attendees-were-guinea-pigs-in-ibm-surveillance-pilot/

In the event fees are assessed for this request, 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,

Michael Morisy

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Good Morning,
Attached is our acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our
FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)

  • Department of Homeland Security FOIA 2016-HQFO-00062 Acknowledgment

From: FOIA

Greetings,

Thank you for contacting the DHS Privacy Office, you can check the status of your request at: http://www.dhs.gov//foia-status<http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status>. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.

Regards,

DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane, SW
Arlington, VA 20598-0655
Telephone: 1-866-431-0486 or 703-235-0790
Fax: 703-235-0443
Visit our FOIA website<http://www.dhs.gov/foia>

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. 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: FOIA

Greetings,

Thank you for contacting the DHS Privacy Office, you can check the status of your request at: http://www.dhs.gov//foia-status<http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status>. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.

Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov

The DHS Privacy Office has a new mobile application (app) to simplify and enhance the submission process for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requesters. Requesters can now submit requests and check the status of existing requests anyplace, anytime. The free app is available for all Apple and Android devices. To download the app, go here<http://www.dhs.gov/efoia-mobile-app>.

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. 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: FOIA

Greetings,

Thank you for contacting the DHS Privacy Office, you can check the status of your request at: http://www.dhs.gov//foia-status<http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status>. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.

Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov

The DHS Privacy Office has a new mobile application (app) to simplify and enhance the submission process for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requesters. Requesters can now submit requests and check the status of existing requests anyplace, anytime. The free app is available for all Apple and Android devices. To download the app, go here<http://www.dhs.gov/efoia-mobile-app>.

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. 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: FOIA

Thank you for contacting the DHS Privacy Office, you can check the status of your request at: http://www.dhs.gov//foia-status<http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status>. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,

DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane, SW
Arlington, VA 20598-0655
Telephone: 1-866-431-0486 or 703-235-0790
Fax: 703-235-0443
Visit our FOIA website<http://www.dhs.gov/foia>

From: FOIA

Good Morning Mr. Morisy,

Please see the acknowledgement letter attached.
Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:foia@hq.dhs.gov>

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