FAIS (FinCEN)

Emma Best filed this request with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury of the United States of America.
Tracking # 17-208-F
Status
Completed

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From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records relating to the creation of the FinCEN AI System (FAIS), including but not limited to proposals, technical requirements, budgets, reviews, tests (alpha and beta tests, etc.). The existence of this program has been previously disclosed.

https://www.fincen.gov/sites/default/files/shared/strategic_plan_1997.pdf
https://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/ig/documents/oig01091.pdf
https://www.aaai.org/Papers/IAAI/1995/IAAI95-015.pdf
https://www.aaai.org/Papers/Symposia/Fall/1998/FS-98-01/FS98-01-007.pdf

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about government and national security matters for AND Magazine, MuckRock and Glomar Disclosure. As such, I have a reasonable expectation of publication. 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,

Michael Best

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records relating to the creation of the FinCEN AI System (FAIS), including but not limited to proposals, technical requirements, budgets, reviews, tests (alpha and beta tests, etc.). The existence of this program has been previously disclosed.

https://www.fincen.gov/sites/default/files/shared/strategic_plan_1997.pdf
https://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/ig/documents/oig01091.pdf
https://www.aaai.org/Papers/IAAI/1995/IAAI95-015.pdf
https://www.aaai.org/Papers/Symposia/Fall/1998/FS-98-01/FS98-01-007.pdf

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about government and national security matters for AND Magazine, MuckRock and Glomar Disclosure. As such, I have a reasonable expectation of publication. 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,

Michael Best

From: FinCEN FOIA

Mr. Best,

Attached is the acknowledgement and extension letter to your FOIA request, #17-207, from Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) FOIA Office.

Sincerely,

Gilbert Paist
Disclosure Office (FOIA Officer) & Sr. Program and Project Management Advisor
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
PO Box 39
Vienna, VA 22183

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From: FinCEN FOIA

Mr. Best,

Attached is the final response letter to your FOIA request, #2016-208, from Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) FOIA Office.

Sincerely,

Gilbert Paist
Disclosure Office (FOIA Officer) & Sr. Program and Project Management Advisor
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
PO Box 39
Vienna, VA 22183

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From: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury

Good morning,

Please see the June 5, 2017, final response email below and the attached final response letter above. If you have any further questions pertaining to your request, please feel free to contact the FOIA Office at 703-905-5034 or email FinCENFOIA@fincen.gov.
Regards,

FinCEN FOIA Office

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