DHS OIG - FY2014 FISMA Compliance Evaluation

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General 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:

A copy of report OIG 15-33, "Fiscal Year 2014 Evaluation of DHS' Compliance with Federal Information Security Management Act Requirements for Intelligence Systems."

A copy of the report summary is available here: http://www.oig.dhs.gov/assets/Mgmt/2015/OIG_15-33_Feb15.pdf

I furthermore request a fee waiver on the basis of my status as a journalist who has covered law enforcement technology, the Department of Homeland Security and the DHS Office of the Inspector extensively. Here is a selection of articles I have published in national media outlets:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/04/08/big-brother-better-police-work-new-technology-automatically-runs-license-plates-everyone/1qoAoFfgp31UnXZT2CsFSK/story.html

www.betaboston.com/news/2014/03/05/a-vast-hidden-surveillance-network-runs-across-america-powered-by-the-repo-industry/

https://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/05/nypd-social-media-policy-allows-catfishing-with-the-proper-paperwork.html

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2014/12/03/the-pentagon-finally-details-its-weapons-for-cops-giveaway

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/do-the-fbis-drones-invade-your-privacy-sorry-thats-private

https://news.vice.com/article/fbi-agent-who-killed-boston-bombing-suspects-friend-was-twice-accused-of-police-brutality

In particular, note my recent article regarding the DHS OIG's findings on the deficiencies of the CBP unmanned aerial vehicle program:

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-us-spent-360-million-on-border-drones-thanks-to-this-flimsy-report

The present FOIA request concerns a matter of interest to the public, as demonstrated not only by avid readership of my articles and considerable activism around the Department of Homeland Security and security of intelligence information, but also by Congressional hearings on the same.

Regardless of whether a fee waiver is awarded for the present FOIA, I request that I be classified as a media requester on the basis of the above publication history. Additionally, the requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made 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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: FOIA OIG

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). Attached please find DHS-OIG's acknowledgement letter to your FOIA request.

Sincerely,
Aneet Marwaha

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