Documenation of FINCEN Non-System-of-Record access

B.T. filed this request with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury of the United States of America.
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From: Brad Threatt

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documentation used by FINCEN between 2010 and the present day, related to the use of any systems capable of searching for American citizens by name or other personal idenifier, where that system is not a System of Record (i.e. it is managed by a commerical or other non-Federal entity). Also, copies of any invoices or contracts related to the access to systems as described above, for fiscal year 2013.

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, 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.


Brad Threatt

From: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.


Dear Mr. Threatt:

Attached please find our response to your FOIA request dated January 17, 2015, and a redacted copy of our responsive document. We are providing you with an electronic response as you requested.

Sincerely yours,
Amanda Michanczyk
Disclosure Officer