Documents regarding the Vulnerabilities Equities Process (DHS)

Runa A. Sandvik filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-HQFO-00449 ; 2014-IAFO-0141
Status
Rejected

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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: Day, Mia

Good Afternoon,
Attached is our acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our
FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)

  • Department of Homeland Security FOIA 2014-HQFO-00449 Acknowledgment

From: Burch, Ashley

Good morning Ms. Sandvik,
Please find attached a final response to your Freedom of Information Act Request dated May 1, 2014.
V/R,
I&A FOIA Officer
Department of Homeland Security
Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)
UNCLASS:
I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov UNCLASS Phone:  (202) 447-4883

From: I&AFOIA

Good morning Ms. Sandvik,

Please find attached a final response to your Freedom of Information Act Request dated May 1, 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.gov>
UNCLASS Phone: (202) 447-4883

From: MuckRock

Hello,

Per the attached, I&A FOIA has transferred this request back to the DHS Privacy Office. DHS had previously assigned it 2014-HQFO-00449 prior to transferring to I&A (see attached acknowledgement letter). Please advise as to the status of this request.

Thank you.

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 #2014-HQFO-00449 ; 2014-IAFO-0141.

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 #2014-HQFO-00449 ; 2014-IAFO-0141.

Thank you for your help.

From: Day, Mia

Good Morning, Attached is our response to your request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486. Regards, DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website

From: Runa A. Sandvik

To Whom It May Concern:

The documents I am seeking relate to the Vulnerabilities Equities Process, which is an interagency process for deciding when to disclose vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software. Some background information can be found on http://icontherecord.tumblr.com/post/82416436703/statement-on-bloomberg-news-story-that-nsa-knew

Sincerely,

Runa A. Sandvik

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 #2014-HQFO-00449 ; 2014-IAFO-0141.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA

Good Day,

Please find the attached response letter that was email to you on July 31, 2014.
Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov

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