DHS OIA Budget Requests

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence & Analysis of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-HQAP-00028
Status
Completed

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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Budget requests for the DHS's Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA) for Fiscal years 2010 and 2011.

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,

Jason Smathers

From: Department of Homeland Security

Mr. Smathers,

I have attached a copy of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis Acknowledgement Letter as it relates to your FOIA Request.

If you would like to discuss further and/or have additional questions, please don't hesitate to call me at the number listed below.

Regards,

Quinton S. Mason
FOIA/Records Officer
Department of Homeland Security
Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)

From: Acknowledgement Letter

From: Jason Smathers

Quinton S. Mason:

After speaking with Bill Holzerland, It is my understanding that you will be initiating a search without additional information being required concerning this request having log number 11-OIA-0018.

Please confirm this is correct.

Regards,
Jason Smathers

From: Jason Smathers

Please provide the status of this request.

Thank you!

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 12, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 12, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 12, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 12, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 12, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 12, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 12, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 12, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 12, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 12, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Jason Smathers

Hello,

Please provide the status for FOIA request 11-OIA-0018.

Thank you.

From: Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)

Good morning Mr. Smathers,

Please find attached a letter acknowledging your June 13, 2013 FOIA request.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at (202) 447-4883 or Priscilla.Waters@hq.dhs.gov with further questions.

V/R,

Priscilla M. Waters, J.D.
FOIA Officer
Department of Homeland Security
Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)
UNCLASS: Priscilla.Waters@hq.dhs.gov
UNCLASS Phone: (202) 447-4883
BB: (202) 809-1598

From: Jason Smathers

Since it seems my appeal rights have expired, I wish to ask you to either reconsider this FOIA request or consider this a new FOIA request so that I am given appeal rights again. I believe that I provided enough information already for you to conduct a search. I am looking for all records of budget requests created by any person that is part of the DHS OIA. Please exclude records which are already available to the public online.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 12, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-OIA-0073.

Thank you for your help.

From: Priscilla Waters, J.D.

Good afternoon Mr. Smathers,

Please find attached a final response to a FOIA request to DHS I&A.

V/r,

Priscilla Waters, J.D.
FOIA Officer
Department of Homeland Security
Office of Intelligence and Analysis
UNCLASS: Priscilla.Waters@hq.dhs.gov
UNCLAS Phone: (202) 447-4883

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 12, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-OIA-0073.

Thank you for your help.

From: DHS FOIA Liason Priscilla Waters

Good morning Mr. Feathers,

Please find attached the final response to your FOIA request to I&A FOIA.

V/r,
Priscilla Waters, J.D.
FOIA Officer
Department of Homeland Security
Office of Intelligence and Analysis
UNCLASS: Priscilla.Waters@hq.dhs.gov
UNCLAS Phone: (202) 447-4883

From: Jason Smathers

Hello,

A copy of the appeal below has been sent to the appropriate address. Please acknowledge receipt of both copies.

Thank you.

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FOIA Appeal

Associate General Counsel (General Law)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. 20528

January 29, 2014

Dear FOIA Appeals Authority:

On November 1, 2013, I requested budget requests for the DHS's Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA) for Fiscal years 2010 and 2011.

Via letter dated December 16, 2013 and signed by Priscilla Waters, I was informed that 90 pages were located responsive to this request. All 90 pages were withheld, denying my request in full, citing exemption (b)(1). I appeal.

The position that there are no non-exempt segregable portions of budget requests is unlikely. I therefore request that the appeals authority review the records so they may be released.

For the reasons herein and all other reasons deemed appropriate by the appeals authority, I appeal.

Thank you.

Regards,
Jason Smathers

From: OGC

Your inquiry to the Office of the General Counsel for the Department of Homeland Security has been received. We will review your email communication and will direct your inquiry and all supporting material to the appropriate official. If appropriate or necessary, you will be contacted directly by a member of the General Counsel's staff.

Thank you for contacting the DHS Office of the General Counsel.

From: Lasko, Linda

Mr. Smathers,

Attached, please find an appeal acknowledgment of the response to FOIA # 13-OIA-0073.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

202-343-1743 (Main FOIA Number)
202-343-4011 (Fax)

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: Meus, Lauren M CIV

Mr. Smathers:

Please find attached the FOIA Appeal decision issued in the above matter.

Thank you,

Lauren Meus
Hearing Docket Clerk
U.S. Coast Guard

From: MuckRock

Hello,

The documents which the appeal response indicates were released on March 28 have not been received. Please confirm that they have actually been sent.

Thank you.

From: Waters, Priscilla

Good morning Mr. Smathers,

I apologize, the file bounced back because of size limitations. I will resend now in 5 separate emails.

V/r,

Priscilla Waters
Office of Intelligence and Analysis
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer
Unclass: (202) 447-4883
Unclass: Priscilla.Waters@hq.dhs.gov

From: I&AFOIA

Good morning Mr. Smathers,

Please find the final letter and the first section of the 28 page Unclass 2010 budget. I am sending in sections, to meet firewall size restrictions.

V/r,

Priscilla Waters
Office of Intelligence and Analysis
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer
Unclass: (202) 447-4883
Unclass: Priscilla.Waters@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:Priscilla.Waters@hq.dhs.gov>

From: I&AFOIA

Good morning Mr. Smathers,

Please find the second section of the 28 page Unclass 2010 budget. I am sending in sections, to meet firewall size restrictions.

V/r,

Priscilla Waters
Office of Intelligence and Analysis
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer
Unclass: (202) 447-4883
Unclass: Priscilla.Waters@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:Priscilla.Waters@hq.dhs.gov>

From: I&AFOIA

Good morning Mr. Smathers,

Please find the third section of the 28 page Unclass 2010 budget. I am sending in sections, to meet firewall size restrictions.

V/r,

Priscilla Waters
Office of Intelligence and Analysis
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer
Unclass: (202) 447-4883
Unclass: Priscilla.Waters@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:Priscilla.Waters@hq.dhs.gov>

From: I&AFOIA

Good morning Mr. Smathers,

Please find the last section of the 24 page Unclass 2011 budget. I am sending in sections, to meet firewall size restrictions.

V/r,

Priscilla Waters
Office of Intelligence and Analysis
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer
Unclass: (202) 447-4883
Unclass: Priscilla.Waters@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:Priscilla.Waters@hq.dhs.gov>

From: I&AFOIA

Good morning Mr. Smathers,

Please find the first section of the 24 page Unclass 2010 budget. I am sending in sections, to meet firewall size restrictions.

V/r,

Priscilla Waters
Office of Intelligence and Analysis
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer
Unclass: (202) 447-4883
Unclass: Priscilla.Waters@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:Priscilla.Waters@hq.dhs.gov>

From: I&AFOIA

Good morning Mr. Smathers,

Please find the first section of the 28 page Unclass 2010 budget- this file appears to have bounced back after the others sent successfully. If this is a duplicate, please ignore. I am sending in sections, to meet firewall size restrictions.

V/r,

Priscilla Waters
Office of Intelligence and Analysis
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer
Unclass: (202) 447-4883
Unclass: Priscilla.Waters@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:Priscilla.Waters@hq.dhs.gov>

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