Endace Limited Contracts (US Space and Naval Warfare Command)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the U.S. Navy, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command of the United States of America.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any contracts with Endace Ltd. or Endace USA Limited. While I could not locate any contracts awarded to Endace by US Space and Naval Warfare Command on FPDS.com , a leaked customer list from Endace itself, referenced in this article https://theintercept.com/2016/10/23/endace-mass-surveillance-gchq-governments, lists the US Space and Naval Warfare Command as a customer. The leaked document is from 2008, so I presume any contracts are from or before that FY.

As a member of the news media working for MuckRock News I request that a fee waiver for my request be granted. My work has been published by national outlets. My work for Motherboard can be viewed at the following link: http://motherboard.vice.com/author/cwaltman

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,

Curtis Waltman

From: susan.james@navy.mil

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* Tracking Number: DON-NAVY-2017-003661
* Requester Name: Curtis Waltman
* Date Submitted: 02/15/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Contracts related to Endace Ltd or Endace USA Limited

From: James, Susan C CIV SPAWAR, 35000

Dear Mr. Waltman,

This acknowledges your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of February 15, 2016, in which you requested copies of any Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command contracts with Endace Ltd or Endace USA Limited, was received in this office on February 16, 2017, and assigned Tracking Number DON-NAVY-2017-003661

We will be conducting a search of our files and anticipate a response can be provided to you no later than March 17, 2017. Pursuant to procedures established in Secretary of the Navy (SECNAVINST) 5420.42F, our search for responsive records will encompass only those records still in existence as of February 16, 2017, the date your request was received in this office.

If you have any questions regarding your request, please contact me at (619) 524-7052 between the hours of 0800-1500.

V/r,
Susan James
Paralegal/FOIA Specialist
Office of Counsel, Code 3.5
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command

619-524-7052

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From: James, Susan C CIV SPAWAR, 35000

Mr. Waltman,
This responds to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of February 15, 2016, in which you requested copies of any Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command contracts with Endace Ltd or Endace USA Limited, was received in this office on February 16, 2017, and assigned Tracking Number DON-NAVY-2017-003661.

Pursuant to procedures established in Secretary of the Navy (SECNAVINST) 5420.42F, our search for responsive records only encompassed those records still in existence as of February 16, 2017, the date your request was received in this office.

Our search for records included contract files maintained by Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) as well as our Systems Center. However, despite this diligent search , we were unable to locate responsive documents. Accordingly, we have closed your request.

If you believe that an adequate search was not conducted, you have the right to an appeal. It must be received within 90 calendar days from the date of this letter. Please attach a copy of your initial request and amended request, a copy of this letter, and mark the appeal letter and envelope "Freedom of Information Act Appeal." You are encouraged (though not required) to provide an explanation why you believe our search was inadequate.

To ensure that your request is received by the deadline, I recommend that you make your appeal by using FOIAonline. To do so, go to FOIAonline (to find this website, simply search the internet for the term "FOIAonline") retrieve your original request, and click on the "Create Appeal" tab in the left-hand column. The basic information from your request will be duplicated for you, and you can type in the basis of your appeal.

Alternatively, you may mail your appeal to:

Department of the Navy,
Office of the General Counsel,
1000 Navy Pentagon, Room 5A532, Washington, DC
20350-1000].

There are no fees associated with the processing of your request by this office at this time.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter please contact me either by return email or at 619-524-7052. You may also contact the DON FOIA Public Liaison, Christopher Julka, at christopher.a.julka@navy.mil, (703)697-0031.

V/r,
Susan James
Paralegal/FOIA Specialist
Office of Counsel, Code 3.5
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command

619-524-7052

NOTICE: The information contained in this e-mail, including attachments, may be proprietary, sensitive, confidential and/or legally privileged. It has been sent for the sole use of the intended recipient(s). Delivery of this message to any person other than the intended recipient is not intended to waive any right or privilege. If the reader of this message is not an intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication, or any of its contents, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please reply to the sender and destroy all copies of the message, physical and electronic, including all copies of any attachments transmitted.

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