DHS - Open Source Information Reports (Dakota Access Pipeline)

Melissa Hill filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence & Analysis of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 2017-IAFO-0084
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From: Melissa Hill

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All Department of Homeland Security Open Source Information Reports that reference any of these keywords 'Dakota Access Pipeline', OR 'DAPL', OR "No DAPL', OR '#NoDAPL', OR 'Standing Rock' OR 'Water is Life' OR 'Stand with Standing Rock' OR 'Water Protectors' OR 'MniWiconi'

I believe the request will end up with the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence & Analysis, to help direct my request.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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,

Melissa Hill

From: I&A

Good afternoon,
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 2017-IAFO-00084. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time.
Regards, V/r, FOIAOfficer Officeof Intelligence and Analysis Unclass:(202) 447-3783 Unclass: I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov

From: I&AFOIA

Good morning Ms. Hill,

Please find attached acknowledgement of your DHS I&A FOIA request 2017-IAFO-00084.

V/r,

FOIA Officer
Office of Intelligence and Analysis
Unclass: (202) 447-3783
Unclass: I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov

From: Waters, Priscilla

Good morning Ms. Hill,

Please see the attached response sent to you on Feburary 16, 2017.

V/r,

FOIA Officer
Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)
I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov>
(202) 447-3783

From: MuckRock

Hi there,

There's some confusion surrounding your last letter. The letter, labeled 2017-IAFO-00084, stated there were 1084 pages to be released in full. The release, labeled 2017-IAFO-00047, contains only 48 pages of materials. Could you please clarify and provide the rest of the responsive documents?

Thanks so much,
Beryl, MuckRock

From: I&AFOIA

From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 5:44 PM
To: Waters, Priscilla <Priscilla.Waters@hq.dhs.gov>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Request #2017-IAFO-0084

March 20, 2017
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence & Analysis
Under Secretary Office of Intelligence & Analysis
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. 20528

This is a follow up to request number 2017-IAFO-0084:

Hi there,

There's some confusion surrounding your last letter. The letter, labeled 2017-IAFO-00084, stated there were 1084 pages to be released in full. The release, labeled 2017-IAFO-00047, contains only 48 pages of materials. Could you please clarify and provide the rest of the responsive documents?

Thanks so much,
Beryl, MuckRock
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On March 17, 2017:
Good morning Ms. Hill,

Please see the attached response sent to you on Feburary 16, 2017.

V/r,

FOIA Officer
Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)
I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov%3cmailto:I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov>>
(202) 447-3783

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On March 17, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 12, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2017-IAFO-0084.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Feb. 15, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 12, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2017-IAFO-0084.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Jan. 16, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 12, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2017-IAFO-0084.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Dec. 15, 2016:
Good morning Ms. Hill,

Please find attached acknowledgement of your DHS I&A FOIA request 2017-IAFO-00084.

V/r,

FOIA Officer
Office of Intelligence and Analysis
Unclass: (202) 447-3783
Unclass: I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov>
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On Dec. 14, 2016:
Good afternoon,
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 2017-IAFO-00084. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time.
Regards, V/r, FOIAOfficer Officeof Intelligence and Analysis Unclass:(202) 447-3783 Unclass: I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov>

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On Dec. 12, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

All Department of Homeland Security Open Source Information Reports that reference any of these keywords 'Dakota Access Pipeline', OR 'DAPL', OR "No DAPL', OR '#NoDAPL', OR 'Standing Rock' OR 'Water is Life' OR 'Stand with Standing Rock' OR 'Water Protectors' OR 'MniWiconi'

I believe the request will end up with the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence & Analysis, to help direct my request.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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,

Melissa Hill

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From: Waters, Priscilla

Good morning Ms. Hill,

I apologize for the error. The correct file is attached to this email.

V/r,

FOIA Officer
Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)
I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov>
(202) 447-3783

From: Melissa Hill

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Melissa Hill

From: I&AFOIA

Good afternoon Ms. Hill,

The 47 page file I sent yesterday contained personal information that I very much wish to protect from the public. I inadvertently sent this file without applying the redactions. In the interest of maintaining the privacy of DHS employees, I respectfully request that, should you choose to share this information on your website, you post the redacted version.

The DHS authority to protect the personal identity of DHS personnel is based on a DHS Memorandum titled “Updated Policy for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Application of FOIA Exemption 6 to DHS Personnel Information Contained within Agency Records.” It is Department policy to evaluate the release of personally identifying information on employees on a case-by-case basis. Such review, however, must consider the factors set forth in the Supreme Court decision, Department of Justice v. Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press, Reporter’s Committee decision, which held that “information that does not directly reveal the operation or activities of the federal government falls outside the ambit of the public interest that the FOIA was enacted to serve.” Furthermore, the Department must balance this value with whether the disclosure of identifying information about employees would cause a “clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy,” and whether the privacy interest of the employee would : and whether release outweighs the interest of the public in that information. Additionally, a case-by-case analysis may determine that intelligence components (I&A) may redact personally identifying information including employee names.

I realize that we don’t have any authority to demand that you withhold this information, but your cooperation would be greatly appreciated.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

V/r,

Priscilla Waters FOIA Analyst
Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)
Priscilla.Waters@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:Priscilla.Waters@hq.dhs.gov>
(202) 447-4883

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