Documents regarding the CryptoParty movement (DHS)

Runa A. Sandvik filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence & Analysis of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-IAFO-0181
Est. Completion None
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From: Runa A. Sandvik

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request all guidelines, presentations, policy statements, legal opinions, memoranda, briefs, training manuals, emails, records and any other documents including communications and procurements relating to the CryptoParty movement, created and/or modified between August 2012 and when this request is processed.

Background: the grassroots CryptoParty movement began in late August 2012 as a way to introduce the basics of practical cryptography to the general public.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. I am a published independent reporter and a current contributor to Forbes (http://www.forbes.com/sites/runasandvik/). I have also had my journalism published on domestic and international blogs.

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,

Runa A. Sandvik

From: Busch, Maura

Please find attached our ack. letter

Maura Busch
Government Information Specialist
Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

From: Runa A. Sandvik

Whom It May Concern:

Please amend the request to read: "all guidelines, presentations, policy statements, legal opinions, memoranda, briefs, training manuals, emails, records and any other documents relating to the CryptoParty movement, created and/or modified between August 2012 and when this request is processed."

Sincerely,

Runa A. Sandvik

From: Busch, Maura

Runa,

Please be advised that merely omitting the word "procurement" from your request does not perfect your request.

As advised in our letter to you dated May 29, 2014, your request as stated is overly broad. You must advise us which component
at DHS you believe may have responsive records.

Please see component contact info at: http://www.dhs.gov/foia-contact-information .

V/R,

Maura Busch
DHS PRIV Office

From: Runa A. Sandvik

Hi Maura,

I believe the Office of Intelligence & Analysis may have responsive records. Thanks!

Sincerely,

Runa A. Sandvik

From: Busch, Maura

Great Runa I will transfer your request to I & A who will either reach back to you to clarify or they should be sending you an acknowledgement letter with a day or two.

That is all I needed to know.
Thanks,

Maura Busch
DHS PRIV Office

From: Burch, Ashley

Good morning Ms. Sandvik,
Please find attached an acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and transferred to the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), dated May 28, 2014. V/R, I&A FOIA Officer
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
I&A FOIA@hq.dhs.gov (mailto:FOIA@hq.dhs.gov(202) (202) 887-4883

From: Burch, Ashley

Good morning Ms. Sandvik,
Please find attached a final response to your Freedom of Information Act Request dated May 28, 2014.
V/R, I&A FOIA Officer
Department of Homeland Security
Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)
UNCLASS: I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov (mailto:I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.govUNCLASS) UNCLASS Phone:  (202) 447-4883

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