EINSTEIN 3A cyber threats

Andrew Couts filed this request with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2016-IAFO-00109
Est. Completion None
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From: Patrick Howell O'Neill

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records and documents recording the "700,000 cyber threats" blocked by the EINSTEIN 3A system, a number mentioned by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson in his 2016 State of Homeland Security address.

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 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,

Patrick Howell O'Neill

From: I&AFOIA

Good afternoon Mr. O'Neill,

Please find attached a final response to your DHS I&A FOIA request dated February 12, 2016.

V/r,

FOIA Officer
Office of Intelligence and Analysis
Unclass: (202) 447-4883
Unclass: I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

The attached FOIA request has been forwarded to your office for processing. Confirmation of receipt and an estimated date of completion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

From: Schnepfe, Charles

Mr. O'Neill,

Could you please contact me regarding your request. We would like to clarify its scope.

Thank you,

Charles Schnepfe
Program Specialist/FOIA Coordinator
Dept of Homeland Security
Office of the Assistant Secretary, CS&C
703-235-5279 Office
202-823-3753 Mobile
charles.schnepfe@hq.dhs.gov

Warning: This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information such as found under 49 CFR 1520 or the Privacy Act of 1974. It should not be communicated to any person, or agency, unless disclosure is in performance of official DHS duties and there exists a valid need to know. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message.

From: Schnepfe, Charles

Dear Mr. O'Neill:

This letter pertains to your February 12, 2016, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for "all records and documents recording the "700,000 cyber threats" blocked by the EINSTEIN 3A system, a number mentioned by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson in his 2016 State of Homeland Security address". This office received your request on March 7, 2015.

This office requested that you contact us regarding your request via e-mail on April 8, 2016. In our message to you we requested that you contact us regarding the scope of your request and need contact with you to resolve questions that we have concerning the types of records that may satisfy your request. To date there has been no reply.

Before we begin the time-consuming search and review process, we need to clarify your request and want to ensure that you are still interested in continuing the processing of this request. Please indicate your continued interest in pursuing these records within 30 days from the date of this letter, or we will assume you are no longer interested in this FOIA request, and the case will be administratively closed.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please refer to 2016-NPFO-00187. We can be reached at 703-235-5279 or by email at charles.schnepfe@hq.dhs.gov.

Sincerely,

Charles Schnepfe
Program Specialist/FOIA Coordinator
Dept of Homeland Security
Office of the Assistant Secretary, CS&C
703-235-5279 Office
202-823-3753 Mobile
charles.schnepfe@hq.dhs.gov

Warning: This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information such as found under 49 CFR 1520 or the Privacy Act of 1974. It should not be communicated to any person, or agency, unless disclosure is in performance of official DHS duties and there exists a valid need to know. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message.

From: Schnepfe, Charles

Mr. O'Neill,

This is the final response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), dated February 12, 2016, in which you requested "all records and documents recording the "700,000 cyber threats" blocked by the EINSTEIN 3A system, a number mentioned by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson in his 2016 State of Homeland Security address".

This office has contacted you on numerous occasions, the last being made on April 28, 2016 to confirm your continued interest. You have not responded.

This letter advises you that we have administratively closed your request file, and no fees will be assessed.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss this matter, please feel free to contact our office at 703-235-5279. Please refer to 2016-NPFO-00187 in all future correspondence with this office.

V/r

Charles Schnepfe
Program Specialist/FOIA Coordinator
Dept of Homeland Security
Office of the Assistant Secretary, CS&C
703-235-5279 Office
202-823-3753 Mobile
charles.schnepfe@hq.dhs.gov

Warning: This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information such as found under 49 CFR 1520 or the Privacy Act of 1974. It should not be communicated to any person, or agency, unless disclosure is in performance of official DHS duties and there exists a valid need to know. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message.

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