FBI: TEDAC Reports, Iraq and Afghanistan (MDR)

David Scantling filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1320819-000
Status
Rejected

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From: David Scantling

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request for a Mandatory Declassification Review ("MDR") per Section 3.5 of Executive Order ("E.O.") 13526, "Classified National Security Information," 75 FR 707 (January 5, 2010); and is submitted to the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center ("TEDAC") of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"). I hereby request the following agency records (including, but not limited to, electronic records):

1) Iranian Improvised Explosive Devices ("IEDs") in Afghanistan

1.1) All documents, reports, data, meta-data, and imagery related to Iranian manufactured weapons delivered to the Taliban and/or captured by Coalition Forces in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom ("OEF"); including, but not limited to: Iranian IEDs, Explosively Formed Penetrators ("EFPs"), Rocket Propelled Grenades ("RPGs"), small arms, and related munitions.

1.2) All documents, reports, data, meta-data, and imagery related to Taliban IED and EFP attacks against Coalition Forces and/or Afghan Security Forces in Afghanistan during OEF which involved Iranian manufactured weapons, materials, and/or components.

1.3) All documents, reports and imagery related to Iranian Revolution Guards Corps ("IRGC") and/or Iranian Quds Force ("IRGC-QF") support of Taliban IED and EFP manufacturing, supply-chain, financing, or training operations and activities in Afghanistan during OEF.

2) Iranian Improvised Explosive Devices ("IEDs") in Iraq

2.1) All documents, reports, data, meta-data, and imagery related to Iranian manufactured weapons that were delivered to the Madhi Army, Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq ("AAH"), Kata'ib Hezbollah ("KH"), Promised Day Brigade ("PDB"), Sheibani Network ("SN"), Badr Brigade, or other Iraqi Shia militia groups (hereafter "Iraqi Shia Militias"); or captured by Coalition Forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom ("OIF"), 2003-2010, and Operation New Dawn ("OND"), 2010-2011, including, but not limited to: Iranian IEDs, EFPs, RPGs, small arms, and related munitions.

2.2) All documents, reports, data, meta-data, and imagery related to IED and EFP attacks by the respective Iraqi Shia Militias against Coalition Forces and/or Iraqi Security Forces in Iraq during OEF and OND which involved Iranian manufactured weapons, materials, and/or components.

2.3) All documents, reports, data, meta-data, and imagery related to Iranian Revolution Guards Corps ("IRGC") and/or Iranian Quds Force ("IRGC-QF") support of IED and EFP manufacturing, supply-chain, financing, or training operations and activities in Iraq with the respective Iraqi Shia Militias during OIF and OND.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.

Sincerely,

David Scantling

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Scantling,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: David Scantling

Dear Mr. Sobonya,

Thank you for your quick reply. Just to be clear, I did not make a "Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA)" request and it should not be processed under the provisions of either FOIA or the Privacy Act.

My request was for a Mandatory Declassification Review ("MDR") per Section 3.5 of Executive Order ("E.O.") 13526, "Classified National Security Information," 75 FR 707 (January 5, 2010). Please process my request pursuant to E.O. 13526.

I note the FBI considers FOIA, Privacy Act and MDR requests to be part of the same agency system of record (see http://www.fbi.gov/foia/privacy-act/66-fr-29994) and I want to make sure my request is processed pursuant to the FBI's MDR policies and procedures.

Regards,

David Scantling

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: David Scantling

Dear FOIA Officer:

Based on your letter, dated January 22, 2015, I have modified my request. Please process this request under the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), 5 U.S.C. § 552, and not as a Mandatory Declassification Review ("MDR"). This FOIA request is submitted to the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center ("TEDAC") of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"). I hereby request the following agency records (including, but not limited to, electronic records):

1) Iranian Improvised Explosive Devices ("IEDs") in Afghanistan

1.1) All documents, reports, data, meta-data, and imagery related to Iranian manufactured weapons delivered to the Taliban and/or captured by Coalition Forces in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom ("OEF"); including, but not limited to: Iranian IEDs, Explosively Formed Penetrators ("EFPs"), Rocket Propelled Grenades ("RPGs"), small arms, and related munitions.

1.2) All documents, reports, data, meta-data, and imagery related to Taliban IED and EFP attacks against Coalition Forces and/or Afghan Security Forces in Afghanistan during OEF which involved Iranian manufactured weapons, materials, and/or components.

1.3) All documents, reports and imagery related to Iranian Revolution Guards Corps ("IRGC") and/or Iranian Quds Force ("IRGC-QF") support of Taliban IED and EFP manufacturing, supply-chain, financing, or training operations and activities in Afghanistan during OEF.

2) Iranian Improvised Explosive Devices ("IEDs") in Iraq

2.1) All documents, reports, data, meta-data, and imagery related to Iranian manufactured weapons that were delivered to the Madhi Army, Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq ("AAH"), Kata'ib Hezbollah ("KH"), Promised Day Brigade ("PDB"), Sheibani Network ("SN"), Badr Brigade, or other Iraqi Shia militia groups (hereafter "Iraqi Shia Militias"); or captured by Coalition Forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom ("OIF"), 2003-2010, and Operation New Dawn ("OND"), 2010-2011, including, but not limited to: Iranian IEDs, EFPs, RPGs, small arms, and related munitions.

2.2) All documents, reports, data, meta-data, and imagery related to IED and EFP attacks by the respective Iraqi Shia Militias against Coalition Forces and/or Iraqi Security Forces in Iraq during OEF and OND which involved Iranian manufactured weapons, materials, and/or components.

2.3) All documents, reports, data, meta-data, and imagery related to Iranian Revolution Guards Corps ("IRGC") and/or Iranian Quds Force ("IRGC-QF") support of IED and EFP manufacturing, supply-chain, financing, or training operations and activities in Iraq with the respective Iraqi Shia Militias during OIF and OND.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

David Scantling

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Scantling,

The FBI has received your additional correspondence regarding your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it has been forwarded to the assigned analyst for review. If appropriate, a response will be forthcoming.

Additional information regarding the FOIPA may be accessed at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/.

If you require additional assistance please contact me.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1320817-000.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Scantling,

Due to the voluminous requests that the FBI receives on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis, requesters are encouraged to utilize the online option to Check the Status of Your FOIPA Request by following the instructions in the attached sample. The last status update was performed on March 4, 2015.

Upon entering your FOIPA Request Number, the requester will be provided “ONE” of the following STATUS RESULTS:

The FBI’s FOI/PA Program is processing your request in accordance to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act guidelines. *The Disclosure analyst is making a line by line, page by page review of the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Upon completion, the records are forwarded to a supervisor for review, if approved, a release will be forthcoming.

The FBI’s FOI/PA Program is searching the FBI’s indices for potentially responsive documents. You may be contacted via form letter for all fees and/or negotiation issues that may apply. *Requests are received by Initial Processing (IP) where they are opened, assigned a FOIPA Request Number and correspondence mailed to the requester. The IP analyst searches for, retrieves and reviews potentially responsive records. If responsive records are located, they are forwarded to Disclosure for processing.

The FBI’s FOIPA Program has identified potential responsive information to your request and awaits assignment to a Government Information Specialist (GIS) for further processing. *Responsive information was located and has been forwarded to the “Backlog” where the request awaits assignment to a GIS for processing.

The information you have requested is part of a previously requested subject matter and will be preprocessed in accordance to the prior releasable information. *A previous request has already been made for the subject matter.

The request is currently in appeal status with the Office of Information Policy (OIP). *The FBI is not involved in the appeals process so please contact OIP’s Customer Service regarding appeal matters at (202) 514-3642.

The request is currently in litigation with Federal Court

The FOIPA number entered has been closed, and appropriate correspondence has been sent to the address on file. *Correspondence and/or a release of records were recently mailed. If you recently had a change of address please contact us at foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov>.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

Thank you,

*Material is provided for information purposes

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1320817-000.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Scantling,

Due to the voluminous requests that the FBI receives on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis, requesters are encouraged to utilize the online option to Check the Status of Your FOIPA Request by following the instructions in the attached sample. The last status update was performed on April 8, 2015.

Upon entering your FOIPA Request Number, the requester will be provided “ONE” of the following STATUS RESULTS:

The FBI’s FOI/PA Program is processing your request in accordance to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act guidelines. *The Disclosure analyst is making a line by line, page by page review of the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Upon completion, the records are forwarded to a supervisor for review, if approved, a release will be forthcoming.

The FBI’s FOI/PA Program is searching the FBI’s indices for potentially responsive documents. You may be contacted via form letter for all fees and/or negotiation issues that may apply. *Requests are received by Initial Processing (IP) where they are opened, assigned a FOIPA Request Number and correspondence mailed to the requester. The IP analyst searches for, retrieves and reviews potentially responsive records. If responsive records are located, they are forwarded to Disclosure for processing.

The FBI’s FOIPA Program has identified potential responsive information to your request and awaits assignment to a Government Information Specialist (GIS) for further processing. *Responsive information was located and has been forwarded to the “Backlog” where the request awaits assignment to a GIS for processing.

The information you have requested is part of a previously requested subject matter and will be preprocessed in accordance to the prior releasable information. *A previous request has already been made for the subject matter.

The request is currently in appeal status with the Office of Information Policy (OIP). *The FBI is not involved in the appeals process so please contact OIP’s Customer Service regarding appeal matters at (202) 514-3642.

The request is currently in litigation with Federal Court

The FOIPA number entered has been closed, and appropriate correspondence has been sent to the address on file. *Correspondence and/or a release of records were recently mailed. If you recently had a change of address please contact us at foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov>.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

Thank you,

*Material is provided for information purposes

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1320817-000.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1320817-000.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Scantling,

Due to the voluminous requests that the FBI receives on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis, requesters are encouraged to utilize the online option to Check the Status of Your FOIPA Request by following the instructions in the attached sample. The last status update was performed on June 3, 2015.

Upon entering your FOIPA Request Number, the requester will be provided “ONE” of the following STATUS RESULTS:

The FBI’s FOI/PA Program is processing your request in accordance to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act guidelines. *The Disclosure analyst is making a line by line, page by page review of the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Upon completion, the records are forwarded to a supervisor for review, if approved, a release will be forthcoming.

The FBI’s FOI/PA Program is searching the FBI’s indices for potentially responsive documents. You may be contacted via form letter for all fees and/or negotiation issues that may apply. *Requests are received by Initial Processing (IP) where they are opened, assigned a FOIPA Request Number and correspondence mailed to the requester. The IP analyst searches for, retrieves and reviews potentially responsive records. If responsive records are located, they are forwarded to Disclosure for processing.

The FBI’s FOIPA Program has identified potential responsive information to your request and awaits assignment to a Government Information Specialist (GIS) for further processing. *Responsive information was located and has been forwarded to the “Backlog” where the request awaits assignment to a GIS for processing.

The information you have requested is part of a previously requested subject matter and will be preprocessed in accordance to the prior releasable information. *A previous request has already been made for the subject matter.

The request is currently in appeal status with the Office of Information Policy (OIP). *The FBI is not involved in the appeals process so please contact OIP’s Customer Service regarding appeal matters at (202) 514-3642.

The request is currently in litigation with Federal Court

The FOIPA number entered has been closed, and appropriate correspondence has been sent to the address on file. *Correspondence and/or a release of records were recently mailed. If you recently had a change of address please contact us at foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov>.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

Thank you,

*Material is provided for information purposes

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1320817-000.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Scantling,

Due to the voluminous requests that the FBI receives on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis, requesters are encouraged to utilize the online option to Check the Status of Your FOIPA Request by following the instructions in the attached sample. The last status update was performed on July 8, 2015.

Upon entering your FOIPA Request Number, the requester will be provided “ONE” of the following STATUS RESULTS:

The FBI’s FOI/PA Program is processing your request in accordance to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act guidelines. *The Disclosure analyst is making a line by line, page by page review of the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Upon completion, the records are forwarded to a supervisor for review, if approved, a release will be forthcoming.

The FBI’s FOI/PA Program is searching the FBI’s indices for potentially responsive documents. You may be contacted via form letter for all fees and/or negotiation issues that may apply. *Requests are received by Initial Processing (IP) where they are opened, assigned a FOIPA Request Number and correspondence mailed to the requester. The IP analyst searches for, retrieves and reviews potentially responsive records. If responsive records are located, they are forwarded to Disclosure for processing.

The FBI’s FOIPA Program has identified potential responsive information to your request and awaits assignment to a Government Information Specialist (GIS) for further processing. *Responsive information was located and has been forwarded to the “Backlog” where the request awaits assignment to a GIS for processing.

The information you have requested is part of a previously requested subject matter and will be preprocessed in accordance to the prior releasable information. *A previous request has already been made for the subject matter.

The request is currently in appeal status with the Office of Information Policy (OIP). *The FBI is not involved in the appeals process so please contact OIP’s Customer Service regarding appeal matters at (202) 514-3642.

The request is currently in litigation with Federal Court

The FOIPA number entered has been closed, and appropriate correspondence has been sent to the address on file. *Correspondence and/or a release of records were recently mailed. If you recently had a change of address please contact us at foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov>.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

Thank you,

*Material is provided for information purposes

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

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