Emerald Onion's request about USG Tor usage 20200301 (National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center)

Christopher Sheats filed this request with the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center of the United States of America.
Multi Request Emerald Onion's request about USG Tor usage 20200301
Due March 27, 2020
Est. Completion None
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Awaiting Response

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From: Christopher Sheats

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of internal presentations, reports, studies, memorandum, or proposals created or received by National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center concerning software developed by The Tor Project, Inc., including but not limited to:

- Tor
- Tor Browser
- Tor bridges
- Tor onion sites (v2 or v3, sometimes called "darkweb" or "darknet" sites)
- Tor onion services (v2 or v3, sometimes called "hidden services")
- Tor bandwidth authorities or directory authorities
- Tor pluggable transports (obfs4, meek, ScrambleSuit, etc)
- Tor relays (also known as "routers" or "nodes", sometimes called "guard", "middle", or "exit" relays)

Please limit this request to documents from 2010-January-01 through the date the search for responsive records is conducted.

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,

Christopher Sheats

From: National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center

March 04, 2020 Christopher Sheats MuckRock News DEPT MR 89097 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144-2516 RE: CISA Case Number 2020-NPFO-00123 Dear Mr. Sheats: This acknowledges receipt of yourMarch 02, 2020, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Departmentof Homeland Security (DHS), Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), for copies of internal presentations, reports, studies, memorandum, or proposals created or received by National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center concerning software developed by The Tor Project, Inc., including but not limited to: Tor, Tor Browser, Tor bridges, Tor onion sites (v2 or v3, sometimes called "darkweb" or "darknet" sites), Tor onion services (v2 or v3, sometimes called "hidden services"), Tor bandwidth authorities or directory authorities,Tor pluggable transports (obfs4, meek, ScrambleSuit, etc),Tor relays (also known as "routers" or "nodes", sometimes called "guard", "middle", or "exit" relays)(Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2010 To 3/4/2020). Your requestwas received in this office on March 04, 2020. Due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received bythis office, we may encounter some delay in processing your request. PerSection 5.5(a) of the DHS FOIA regulations, 6 C.F.R. Part 5, CISA processes FOIA requests according to their order ofreceipt. Although CISA’s goal is to respond within 20 business days of receiptof your request, the FOIA does permit a 10- day extension of this time period.As your request seeks numerous documents that will necessitate a thorough andwide-ranging search, CISA will invoke a 10-day extension for your request, asallowed by Title 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B). If you care to narrow the scope ofyour request, please contact our office. We will make every effort to complywith your request in a timely manner. Provisions of the FOIA allow us torecover part of the cost of complying with your request. We shall charge you for records in accordancewith the DHS FOIA regulations, as they apply to media requesters. As a media requester, you will be charged 10cents per page for duplication; the first 100 pages are free. We will construe the submission of yourrequest as an agreement to pay up to $25.00. You will be contacted before anyfurther fees are accrued. We have queried the appropriate program offices within CISA for responsive records. If any responsive records are located, they will bereviewed for determination of releasability. Please be assured that one of theprocessors in our office will respond to your request as expeditiously aspossible. We appreciate your patience as we proceed with your request. If you have any questions or wish to discussreformulation or an alternative time frame for the processing of your request,please contact FOIA office. You may sendan e-mail to CISAFOIA@HQ.DHS.GOV (mailto:CISAFOIA@HQ.DHS.GOV) ,call free 703-235-2211 , or you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison inthe same manner. Additionally, you havea right to seek dispute resolution services from the Office of GovernmentInformation Services (OGIS) which mediates disputes between FOIA requesters andFederal agencies as a non-exclusive alternative to litigation. If you are requesting access to your ownrecords (which is considered a Privacy Act request), you should know that OGISdoes not have the authority to handle requests made under the Privacy Act of1974. You may contact OGIS asfollows: Office of GovernmentInformation Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, e-mail at ogis@nara.gov;telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at202-741-5769. Your request has been assigned reference number 2020-NPFO-00123. Please refer to thisidentifier in any future correspondence. Tocheck the status of an CISA FOIA request, please visit http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status . Please note that to check the status of a request, you must enter the 2020-NPFO-00123 tracking number. Sincerely, CISA FOIA

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