DIRGRAMS issued since January 20, 2009 (NSA)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # 63465A
Due Dec. 16, 2010
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All DIRGRAMS issued since January 20, 2009.

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
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
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From: National Security Agency

acknowledgement letter

  • Initial Response to request for DIRGRAMS issued since January 20, 2009

From: National Security Agency

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 17, 2010 and assigned case number 63465A.

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

Thank you for your help.

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From: National Security Agency

Mr. Smathers,

I have checked the status of your request and found that it is still in our backlog queue waiting to be assigned to a reviewer. This Agency has a significant backlog of cases in various stages of processing. We separate cases by volume and level of difficulty into several queues so that easier cases are not significantly held up by extremely complex cases; however, it can still be a lengthy process. Please be advised that all cases go through at least two levels of review prior to release.

We appreciate your patience as we work our FOIA cases in the order in which they were received, in accordance with established regulations. Please feel free to check back with us in about six months or so.

Cindy B.
POC, FOIA Requester Service Center
National Security Agency
(301) 688-6527

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

Thank you for your help.

From: foiarsc, foiarsc

Good Morning Mr. Smathers,

Regarding your status requests sent in June and July 2013:

Your case remains in the backlog queue and is pending review assignment. Feel free to check back with us in about 6 months if you have not heard back prior to that.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through our backlog.

Cindy Blacker
NSA/CSS FOIA Officer. POC
(301)688-6527

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

Thank you for your help.

From: foiarsc, foiarsc

Mr. Smathers,

There has been no change to the status of FOIA Case 63465A. Unfortunately there it is not possible to give you an estimated completion date at this time, as the backlog remains significant.

All cases must go through two levels of review before a release determination is made. As we have summarized in previous status checks, the NSA/CSS processes cases on a first-in, first-out basis, which is based on the original date of the request. The NSA/CSS frequently receives referrals and consultations from other agencies that often pre-date the cases in our review queue. Other agencies, with similar backlogs, may have a case for a year or more before determining that they need to consult or refer their case to the NSA. When this happens, Department of Justice mandate requires this Agency to place a referral/consultation ahead of others. Therefore our backlog queue has a tendency to fluctuate over time with regard to where each FOIA case stands. This is also why it is difficult to provide an estimated response date as it could change.

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

Thank you for your help.

From: Muckrock

Thank you for the phone conversation today advising that request #63465A is currently in the queue awaiting its second level of review.

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

Thank you for your help.

From: foiarsc, foiarsc

Good Morning Mr. Smathers,

This email responds to the automated status checks for your FOIA Case 63465. As stated in a previous email, dated 6 Sep. 2013, each case must go through two levels of review before a release determination can be made. As of now, the responsive material in your case is with a first level reviewer. Once that is complete, the case will move to the 2nd level review queue. It's difficult to estimate the completion date, but a tentative rough estimate is 8-12 months before a final release decision will be made.

We appreciate your patience.
Regards,
Cindy B.
NSA FOIA Office
(301)688-6527

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

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. 17, 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 #63465A.

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

From: foiarsc, foiarsc

Good Morning Mr. Smathers,

This email responds to the automated status checks for your FOIA Case 63465. As stated in a previous email, dated September 2014, each case must go through two levels of review before a release determination can be made. As of now, the responsive material in your case is with a second level reviewer. It's difficult to estimate the completion date, but a tentative rough estimate is 2 years before a final release decision will be made.

We appreciate your patience.
Regards,
Cindy B.
NSA FOIA Office
(301)688-6527

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

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

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