Emerald Onion's request about USG Tor usage 20200301 (United States Navy Criminal Investigative Services)

Christopher Sheats filed this request with the United States Navy Criminal Investigative Services of the United States of America.
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5720 2020-005287

Multi Request Emerald Onion's request about USG Tor usage 20200301


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 United States Navy Criminal Investigative Services 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.


Christopher Sheats

From: United States Navy Criminal Investigative Services

Good morning,
This email is in response to your recent Freedom of Information Act Request. Please see the attached document regarding the status of your request. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you,
(571) 305-9092

From: United States Navy Criminal Investigative Services

Good morning:

This further responds to your request seeking information maintained by this
Service. The processing of your request is complete and a copy of our
release is attached.


Patricia Ross

Information Security Specialist


(571) 305-9090 desk

(571) 305-9867 fax

patricia.ross@ncis.navy.mil <mailto:patricia.ross@ncis.navy.mil>


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