Equipment Photos - NSA

Emily Crose filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
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108266

Est. Completion None
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No Responsive Documents

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From: Emily Crose


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any archived catalogs of retired (or since deemed unclassified) pieces of cryptologic and/or SIGINT field equipment. This may include photographs of technology which has been converted into museum pieces (exact photos of the retired piece on display is not required).

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,

Emily Crose

From: National Security Agency

Emily Crose,

We are in receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of 22 October 2019 for, "Any archived catalogs of retired (or since deemed unclassified) pieces of cryptologic and/or SIGINT field equipment. This may include photographs of technology which has been converted into museum pieces (exact photos of the retired piece on display is not required)." Your request has been assigned case number 108266.

The topic of your request is overly broad, unreasonably burdensome, and not specific enough to allow a reasonable search. The FOIA allows the public to request access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records are protected from disclosure by one of nine exemptions. It does not compel government agencies to answer substantive questions. We are uncertain of the type of records you seek. Department of Defense (DoD) Regulation 5400.7-R states that the requester must provide a description of the desired record so that the Government is able to locate the records with a reasonable amount of effort.

In an effort to process your request with greater agility and in a minimal timeframe, we ask that you convey with more specificity, the records you seek (i.e. archived catalog of retired pieces of U.S. cryptologic and/or SIGINT field equipment ONLY; archived catalog of retired pieces of U.S. cryptologic and/or SIGINT field equipment from a certain time period/date range).

In accordance with DoD regulation, processing of your request is being held in abeyance pending a response from you, within 30 days of the date of this email, clarifying your request. If we do not hear from you within that time, we will assume that you are no longer interested in pursuing this request, and we will administratively close your case with no further processing.

Correspondence related to your request should include the case number assigned to your request, which is included in the first paragraph of this email. Your correspondence should be addressed to the National Security Agency, ATTN: FOIA Office (P132), 9800 Savage Road STE 6932, Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6932, or via email at foia_case_officer@nsa.gov and fax at 301-688-6527.

Thank you,

FOIA Customer Representative
Freedom of Information Act Office
National Security Agency

From: Emily Crose

Okay, in that case would you please limit the timeframe between the dates of January 1979 and January of 1988.

From: National Security Agency

A no responsive documents response.

From: National Security Agency

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

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