Emerald Onion's request about USG Tor usage 20200301 (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency)

Christopher Sheats filed this request with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking #

NGA-2020-FOI-00026

Multi Request Emerald Onion's request about USG Tor usage 20200301
Due March 27, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
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 Geospatial-Intelligence Agency 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 Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
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Good day Mr. Sheats,

Our office extends to you the hope of continued safety and wellness.

We have attached your NGA Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Acknowledgement Letter for reference. Your request was identified as NGA-2020-FOI-00026.

From the end of March until recently, our office yielded to the Department of Defense's Health Protection Condition (HPCON) level notice; which required our offices to be manned by mission-essential personnel only. Our FOIA staff was unable to handle requests sent via traditional methods and could only respond to electronic inquiries within a telework posture.

A very small portion (25%) of our staff have returned to office space this week to regain processing capacity. We ask for your patience as we re-engage our cases. Please check in for progress at any time.

Thank you.

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Augustus

Augustus Simms
FOIA/PA Program Manager
Information Management
Security and Installations Directorate
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
571-557-4141

From: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
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Good day Mr. Sheats,

Our office extends continued health and wellness wishes to you and yours.

At this time based on current health impacts to our process, it is difficult to nail down a specific time for your desired response. We do follow a "first in-first out" pathway; which has us working to catch up on many requests that COVID-19 delayed. Please know that we are working to get back on track against the challenges that continue to press in on our FOIA process.

Thank you.

V/r
Augustus

Augustus Simms
FOIA/PA Program Manager
Information Management
Security and Installations Directorate
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
571-557-4141

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