DHS pornography

Kaleigh Rogers filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015-130
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From: Kaleigh Rogers

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Any and all closing reports from the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General investigations of DHS employees including the words "pornography," "pornographic," and/or "porn," from the past two years.

It's not unheard of for government employees to be disciplined for viewing pornography while on the job (see:http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/31/feds-accept-bordom-lack-of-work-as-excuses-for-sur/?page=all, as a recent example) and these incidents are a matter of public interest. As a reporter at Motherboard, I have often reported on the intersection of online pornography, law, and government policy. If any DHS employees have been the subject of an investigation as a result of them viewing pornography while at work, it would be of particular interest to our readers as well as in the public interest for us to report on it. Therefore, I request these records for reporting purposes.

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,
Kaleigh Rogers

From: Kuehn, Stephanie

Good afternoon Ms. Rogers,

Attached is a letter formally acknowledging OIG’s receipt of your below FOIA request. Please let me know if you have any questions as we proceed with your request.

Thank you,
Stephanie

Stephanie L. Kuehn
Senior FOIA/PA Disclosure Specialist
Office of Inspector General
Department of Homeland Security

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 March 24, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Kuehn, Stephanie

Good morning Ms. Rogers,

The search for responsive records is complete for your request so it is now in our queue awaiting processing. We do have a request ahead of yours that seeks some of the same records you do, so we plan to provide you with those overlapping records in an interim response once processed. Those are currently in review. The remaining records will be processed once they are up in our queue.

Stephanie L. Kuehn
Senior FOIA/PA Disclosure Specialist
Office of Inspector General
Department of Homeland Security

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 March 24, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Kuehn, Stephanie

Good afternoon,

We have records together for a first interim response to you. The records have undergone initial processing and are now in for legal review. Unfortunately, I do not know how many cases are ahead of yours in legal’s queue; however, that is the final level of review before we can issue our response to you. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Stephanie

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 March 24, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Kuehn, Stephanie

Good morning, our interim response to you is still in legal review. I have followed up with that office and hope to have a finalized response for you soon. Thank you for your continued patience.

Stephanie

Stephanie L. Kuehn
Supervisory FOIA/PA Disclosure Specialist
Office of Inspector General
Department of Homeland Security

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 March 24, 2015. 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 March 24, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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

From: Kuehn, Stephanie

Good afternoon,

Unfortunately, this request is still in legal review. I continue to follow up with that office to ensure the review is still on their radar. You will receive a response from me as soon as that review is complete.

Thank you for your patience,

Stephanie L. Kuehn
Supervisory FOIA/PA Disclosure Specialist
Office of Inspector General
Department of Homeland Security

From: FOIA OIG

Good morning Ms. Rogers,

Attached is an interim response to your below FOIA request. Please let us know if you have any questions about this response.

Thank you,

Stephanie L. Kuehn
Supervisory FOIA/PA Disclosure Specialist
Office of Inspector General
Department of Homeland Security

From: Kaleigh Rogers

Hi,

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

Sincerely,
Kaleigh Rogers

From: FOIA OIG

Ms. Rogers,

In our first interim response issued on May 20th, 2016, we asked you to review the narrative listing, and let us know if that satisfied your request, or if you wished to narrow the scope to only certain investigations that were of interest to you. To date we have not received a response.

Please review the records we released, and advise of what remaining records you wish to receive. If we do not receive a response by June 30th, 2016, we will close your file.

Sincerely
FOIA/DHS-OIG

From: Kaleigh Rogers

Hi there:

I did respond, on June 22. I'm satisfied with the records released. Please close my file.

Cheers
Kaleigh

From: FOIA OIG

Ok thank you.

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