Endace Technology Limited (Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence & Analysis)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence & Analysis of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2017-IAFO-00053, 2017-HQAP-00125
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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:

The following documents relating to Endace Technology Limited:
-contracts and invoices with Endace Technology Limited for their any of their products
-policies and procedure regarding the use of Endace's products
-memos relating to purchase of Endace products or their use
-emails regarding Endace
-slideshows on Endace and/or their products

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: I&AFOIA

Good afternoon Mr. Waltman,

Please find attached the acknowledgement of your DHS I&A FOIA request 2017-IAFO-00053.

V/r,

FOIA Officer
Office of Intelligence and Analysis
Unclass: (202) 447-3783
Unclass: I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov

From: Curtis Waltman

Hello-
In light of MuckRock's status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit news entity, please re-consider this fee status.
http://www.poynter.org/2016/after-6-years-and-thousands-of-public-records-requests-muckrock-turns-nonprofit/417078/
At the very least, amending the request to non-commercial seems appropriate. Thank you.

From: I&AFOIA

Good afternoon Mr. Waltman,

Please find attached the final response to your DHS I&A FOIA request 2017-IAFO-00049.

V/r,

FOIA Officer
Office of Intelligence and Analysis
Unclass: (202) 447-3783
Unclass: I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov

From: I&AFOIA

Good afternoon Mr. Waltman,

Please find attached a final response to your DHS I&A FOIA request 2017-IAFO-00049.

V/r,

FOIA Officer
Office of Intelligence and Analysis
Unclass: (202) 447-3783
Unclass: I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov

From: Curtis Waltman

The Glomar denial as used in this case is unwarranted and a violation of the Freedom of Information Act. The Glomar response is only to be used in situations where even just confirming or denying the existence of a project or operation would severely compromise national security. I fail to understand how the completion of my request for contracts that the Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis may have with this network monitoring and recording company would have ramifications for national security so serious that it is necessary to neither confirm or deny this contracts. I am requesting that the DHS OIA disclose to the public the contracts they have with this company, Endace Technology and the policies that dictate the use of this software. Details of these programs and personally identifying information can be left out or redacted.
Considering this company deals with data monitoring and interception on networks of a potentially vast scope that may impact civilians, the public has a right to see these documents. It is important the public knows the companies that the government is doing business with, and at least a basic understanding of the policies implemented by agencies regarding the equipment or services purchased by the government. I fully expect for this Glomar denial to be overturned and that these documents be produced to the American public.

From: US DHS Privacy Office


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