Emerald Onion's request about USG Tor usage 20200301 (Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (navwarsyscom))

Christopher Sheats filed this request with the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (navwarsyscom) of the United States of America.
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DON-NAVY-2020-005151

DON-NAVY-2020-005151

Multi Request Emerald Onion's request about USG Tor usage 20200301
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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 Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (navwarsyscom) 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: Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (navwarsyscom)

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* Tracking Number: DON-NAVY-2020-005151
* Requester Name: Christopher Sheats
* Date Submitted: 03/02/2020
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
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 Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (navwarsyscom) 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: U.S. Navy, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command

Mr. Sheats.

This responds to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of in which
you seek the following:

"Copies of internal presentations, reports, studies, memorandum, or
proposals created or received by Naval Information Warfare Systems Command
(navwarsyscom) 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."

Your request was assigned in this office on March 2, 2020, under reference
number DON-NAVY-2020-005151.

Please be advised that, pursuant to procedures established in Secretary of
the Navy Instruction (SECNAVINST) 5720.42F, our search for responsive
records will encompass only those records in existence as of March 2, 2020
the date your request was assigned to this office. Any documents generated
after this date will not be considered.

Our search for records included hard copy and electronic files maintained by
our contract departments at Naval Information Warfare Systems Command
(NAVWAR), our Systems Centers, Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC)
Atlantic and NIWC Pacific. However, despite this diligent search, we were
unable to locate responsive documents.

If you believe that an adequate search was not conducted, you may consider
this an adverse determination of your request that may be appealed. You may
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