DRT1201-DHS-FTW

Martin Peck filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2016-HQFO-00272
Status
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From: Martin Peck

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The quantity, serial number(s), Purchase Orders, activity logs, equipment check-out/check-ins, and other responsive records associated with each "DRT 1201" cell site simulator device in use, or purchased by the Department, or operated on its behalf. See https://theintercept.com/document/2015/12/16/government-cellphone-surveillance-catalogue/ for a visual depiction of the device in question to assist search efforts.

Note also such publication and dissemination of technical details regarding this equipment diminishes claims of sensitivity which may otherwise be grounds for redaction or withholding of responsive materials.

Please include the Experimental FCC License exception number for each associated piece of equipment along with serial number and purchase order(s).

Recognize that Truitt v. Department of State, 897 F.2d 540, 542 (D.C. Cir. 1990) makes it explicitly clear that it is the obligation of an agency to “conduct a search reasonably calculated to uncover all relevant documents.” Records spanning other intelligence agency activities in which this agency played a part are explicitly requested to be considered and searched, as appropriate, including activities under authority of E.O. 12333, Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act , and Section 702 Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act , and any other related authorities. Thank you!

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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, DVD-R, or BD-R 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,

Martin Peck

From: FOIA

Greetings,

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From: FOIA

Hello Sir,

The request you reference was closed and an acknowledgement letter sent out on or about March 21, 2016. A copy of that letter, under reference number 2016-HQFO-00272, is attached for your reference. 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 or 202-343-1743.

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>

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From: MuckRock

Hi there,

A letter was sent regarding this request and referencing the tracking number 2016-HQFO-00272. This request was in reference to:

"The quantity, serial number(s), Purchase Orders, activity logs, equipment check-out/check-ins, and other responsive records associated with each "DRT 1201" cell site simulator device in use, or purchased by the Department, or operated on its behalf. See https://theintercept.com/document/2015/12/16/government-cellphone-surveillance-catalogue/ for a visual depiction of the device in question to assist search efforts."

Another request (https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/carman2-dhs-ftw-24163/) was in reference to:

"The quantity, serial number(s), Purchase Orders, activity logs, equipment check-out/check-ins, and other responsive records associated with each "Key West Carman II" cell site simulator device in use, or purchased by the Department, or operated on its behalf. See https://theintercept.com/document/2015/12/16/government-cellphone-surveillance-catalogue/ for a visual depiction of the device in question to assist search efforts."

Could you please clarify the tracking numbers associated with each?

Thanks so much,
Beryl, MuckRock

From: FOIA

Good Afternoon,

Per the attached letter in our previous email, DHS reference number 2016-HQFO-00272 covers all of the cell site simulators mentioned in the original request emails:

1. Martone Radio Technology, Inc. - Spartacus II
2. Martone Radio Technology, Inc. - Maximus
3. Northrop Grumman IS ICW General Atomics - GUAVA (G-Pod)
4. BAE Systems Traveler
5. Rincon IAW NRO - Deerpark
6. NSA Typhoon
7. Key West Carman II
8. VIA SEPCOR Garuda (G-Box)
9. DRT 4411
10. DRT 1301
11. DRT 1201
12. DRT 1183
13. DRT 1101
14. QRC Technologies Autonomous / Lighthouse
15. QRC Technologies ICS2.

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>

This message is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed, and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and/or otherwise exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, any disclosure, dissemination, distribution, copying or other use of this communication or its substance is prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please return to the sender and delete from your computer system.

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From: MuckRock

Hi there,

Thanks so much for the clarification.

Best wishes,
Beryl, MuckRock

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