FBI Grayshift (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Patrick Howell O'Neill filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking #

1457731-000, A-2020-01233

1457731-000

Multi Request FBI Grayshift
Status
Rejected

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From: Patrick Howell O'Neill


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all contracts (as well as all associated amendments, exhibits, and materials), memorandums of understanding, and other equivalent agreements entered into by this agency with Grayshift LLC. Responsive materials should include but not be limited to:

• the initial Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, or equivalent call for contractors
• the responsive materials provided by the winning bidder
• other bidder responses
• the current contract
• all exhibits
• all amendments
• all performance work statements
• all deliverables inventories
• all invoices related to the deliverance of software, services, or goods

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,

Patrick Howell O'Neill

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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From: Patrick Howell O'Neill

All reasonably segregable portions of the documents must be released, even if other portions are subject to withholding. The reason for the denial, that acknowledging contracts would disclose law enforcement techniques, is overly broad and lacks the necessary justification because of the foreseeable harm standard written into the Freedom of Information Act that says in order to withhold, the FBI has to demonstrate that releasing these specific documents (not just this general type of document) would be likely to cause specific, concrete harms.

There is no reason to believe that it would result in circumvention of the law, most especially because other agencies, the Department of Homeland Security for example, have acknowledged and released data on their contracts with Grayshift with no such negative consequences.

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Office of Information Policy has received your FOIA Appeal.  Please see the attached acknowledgment letter.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Office of Information Policy has made its final determination on your FOIA Appeal Number A-2020-01233 .  A copy of this determination is enclosed for your review, along with any enclosures, if applicable.  Thank you.

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