FBI Contract with Nextel of California DJF161200P0000234

Joseph Cox filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: Joseph Cox

To Whom It May Concern:

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

- All invoices, purchases orders, contracts, loan agreements, procurement documents (but not limited to solicitation documents or notices of proposed contracts, proposed bids, unsolicited proposals, and/or documents justifying contracting without full and open competition) relating to the following specific procurement identifiers between the FBI and Nextel of California:

- DJF161200P0000234

In order to help to determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am a journalist writing for Motherboard, VICE's technology and science site, and that this request is being made as part of news gathering.

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.


Joseph Cox

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Joseph Cox


In your last letter, you said I was a general requester. I am a member of the news media.

Motherboard is the tech vertical of VICE Media, a global media company with offices in the US, UK, Brazil, India, China, and elsewhere: http://variety.com/2016/digital/global/vice-media-alliance-guardian-newspaper-1201937074/

Here is a recent article of mine using public records information: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/us-state-police-have-spent-millions-on-israeli-phone-cracking-tech-cellebrite

I ask that the FBI reassess its assessment and places me in the media bracket.

Thank you,


From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.