Documents regarding the Vulnerabilities Equities Process (Commerce)

Runa A. Sandvik filed this request with the Department of Commerce of the United States of America.
Tracking # DOC-OS-2014-000806
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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 Vulnerabilities Equities Process.

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: efoia@doc.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d28024b7df)
* Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2014-000806
* Requester Name: Runa A. Sandvik
* Date Submitted: Wed Apr 16 00:00:00 EDT 2014
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
Copy of all guidelines, presentations, policy statements, legal opinions, memoranda, briefs, training manuals, emails, records and any other documents including communications and procurements relating to the Vulnerabilities Equities Process.

From: EFOIA@doc.gov

04/17/2014 04:51 PM FOIA Request: DOC-OS-2014-000806
Mr. Sandvik,

We are in reeipt of your Freedom of Informaiton Act Request dated April 11, 2014 reqeusting, "all quidelines, presentations, policy statements, legal opinions, memoranda, briefs, training manuals, emails, records and any other documents including communications and procurements relating to the Vulnerabillities Equ9ities Process.
If you have any questions regarding your peding FOIA request, you may contact me, Bobbie Parsons, at 202-482-3257 or via email at BParsons@doc.gov.
Sincerely,

Bobbie Parsons FOIA Officer, Immediate Office of the Secretary
Office of Privacy and Open Government

From: EFOIA@doc.gov

04/17/2014 04:55 PM FOIA Request: DOC-OS-2014-000806
Dear Mr. Sandvik,

This is in response to your fee waiver request for your FOIA DOC-OS-2014-000806 and after reviewing your request, we are granting your request for a fee waiver.
Sincerely,

Bobbie Parsons FOIA Officer, Immediate Office of the Secretary
Office of Privacy & Open Government

From: EFOIA@doc.gov

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request DOC-OS-2014-000806 has been
fully granted.
Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Request Created on:
04/16/2014
* Request Long Description:
Copy of all guidelines, presentations, policy statements, legal opinions, memoranda, briefs, training manuals, emails, records and any other documents including communications and procurements relating to the Vulnerabilities Equities Process.

From: foia@nist.gov

The FOIA request DOC-OS-2014-000806 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOC-NIST-2014-000806. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Original Tracking Number:
DOC-OS-2014-000806
* New Tracking Number:
DOC-NIST-2014-000806
* Requester Name:
Runa A. Sandvik
* Date Submitted:
04/16/2014
* Long Description:
Copy of all guidelines, presentations, policy statements, legal opinions, memoranda, briefs, training manuals, emails, records and any other documents including communications and procurements relating to the Vulnerabilities Equities Process.

From: efoia@doc.gov

The FOIA request DOC-NIST-2014-000806 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOC-OS-2014-000806. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Original Tracking Number:
DOC-NIST-2014-000806
* New Tracking Number:
DOC-OS-2014-000806
* Requester Name:
Runa A. Sandvik
* Date Submitted:
04/16/2014
* Long Description:
Copy of all guidelines, presentations, policy statements, legal opinions, memoranda, briefs, training manuals, emails, records and any other documents including communications and procurements relating to the Vulnerabilities Equities Process.

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 April 11, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #DOC-OS-2014-000806.

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 April 11, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #DOC-OS-2014-000806.

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 April 11, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #DOC-OS-2014-000806.

Thank you for your help.

From: Parsons, Bobbie

Hi Mr. Sandvik,

Please see attached.
Thanks,
Bobbie

Bobbie Parsons
FOIA Officer, Immediate Office of the Secretary
U.S. Department of Commerce
Office of Privacy and Open Government
Phone: (202) 482-3257
Fax: (202) 482-0827
E-mail: BParsons@doc.gov

From: EFOIA@doc.gov

07/24/2014 09:47 AM FOIA Request: DOC-OS-2014-000806

From: Runa A. Sandvik

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter constitutes a formal appeal under the U.S. Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts (5 U.S.C. 552/552a) and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

Along with a letter dated July 24, 2014, the Department of Commerce responded to my request for records relating to the Vulnerabilities Equities Process by saying no responsive records were found. You had assigned the request reference number DOC-OS-2014-000806.

The Department of Commerce performed an inadequate search for records responsive to my request, which is violative of the FOIA. I hereby appeal the inadequate search for records responsive to my request and request that the Department of Commerce conduct a new complete and thorough search for all guidelines, presentations, policy statements, legal opinions, memoranda, briefs, training manuals, emails, records and any other documents including communications and procurements relating to the Vulnerabilities Equities Process.

Sincerely,

Runa A. Sandvik

From: Kelton, Cindy

Mr. Sandvik,

Please see attached letter.

RE: FOIA Appeal of DOC-OS-2014-000806

Dear Mr. Sandvik,

This office is in receipt of your e-mail, sent on August 19, 2014, to the Department of Commerce, Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Administration (the office responsible for reviewing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) appeals), FOIA Appeals mailbox (foiaappeals@doc.gov) with the subject line “Freedom of Information Request #DOC-OS-2014-000806.” Your August 19, 2014 email seeks to appeal The Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary’s (OS) July 24, 2014 decision of your FOIA request. Your August 19th e-mail, however, does not constitute a FOIA appeal because it does not include copies of your original FOIA request and OS’s final determination of your request, as required by Department of Commerce regulations. See 15 C.F.R. § 4.10(b).

Department of Commerce regulations provide that an appeal must be filed by 5:00 pm E.S.T., with-in 30 calendar days of the date of the agency’s initial written denial. 15 C.F.R. § 4.10(a). In order for your submission to be considered a perfected and timely appeal, it will have to be received by 5:00 pm on August 22, 2014 with all of the required documentation. See 15 C.F.R. § 4.10(a). If all documentation is not received by 5:00 pm E.S.T. on August 22, 2014 your appeal will not be considered because your submission will be considered as untimely and unperfected.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 202-482-5391.

Sincerely,

Mark Tallarico
Senior Counsel
General Law Division
Office of Assistant General Counsel
For Administration

Thanks,

Cindy Kelton
Administrative Assistant
Department of Commerce
Office of General Counsel
General Law Division
202-482-8103

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From: Runa A. Sandvik

August 21, 2014

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter constitutes a formal appeal under the U.S. Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts (5 U.S.C. 552/552a) and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

Along with a letter dated July 24, 2014, the Department of Commerce responded to my request for records relating to the Vulnerabilities Equities Process by saying no responsive records were found. You had assigned the request reference number DOC-OS-2014-000806.

The Department of Commerce performed an inadequate search for records responsive to my request, which is violative of the FOIA. I hereby appeal the inadequate search for records responsive to my request and request that the Department of Commerce conduct a new complete and thorough search for all guidelines, presentations, policy statements, legal opinions, memoranda, briefs, training manuals, emails, records and any other documents including communications and procurements relating to the Vulnerabilities Equities Process.

Sincerely,

Runa A. Sandvik

From: Runa A. Sandvik

August 21, 2014

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter constitutes a formal appeal under the U.S. Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts (5 U.S.C. 552/552a) and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

Along with a letter dated July 24, 2014, the Department of Commerce responded to my request for records relating to the Vulnerabilities Equities Process by saying no responsive records were found. You had assigned the request reference number DOC-OS-2014-000806.

The Department of Commerce performed an inadequate search for records responsive to my request, which is violative of the FOIA. I hereby appeal the inadequate search for records responsive to my request and request that the Department of Commerce conduct a new complete and thorough search for all guidelines, presentations, policy statements, legal opinions, memoranda, briefs, training manuals, emails, records and any other documents including communications and procurements relating to the Vulnerabilities Equities Process.

Sincerely,

Runa A. Sandvik

From: Department of Commerce

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.

From: Department of Commerce

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

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