FederalDisruption

Martin Peck filed this request with the Department of Justice, National Security Division of the United States of America.
Tracking # 15-163
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From: Martin Peck

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The number of times a "disruption strategy" has been applied against an individual or organization by year, since 2007. Consider all use of "disruption strategy" after a preliminary investigation, or full investigation, during any operation, or for any other reason, within scope of this request for count of use of this technique.

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 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, DVD-R, or BD-R 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,

Martin Peck

From: Gleaves, Lani (NSD)

Martin Peck
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 18845
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205

Re: FOIA/PA # 15-163

Dear Mr. Peck:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your email dated June 17, 2015, seeking "the number of times a "disruption strategy" has been applied against an individual or organization by year, since 2007, all use of "disruption strategy" after a preliminary investigation, or full investigation, during any operation, or for any other reason, within scope of this request for count of use of this technique." Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information request on June 18, 2015.

The Department of Justice regulations require that records, *must describe the records that you seek in enough detail to enable Department personnel to locate them with a reasonable amount of effort.* And, *whenever possible, your request should include specific information about each record sought, such as the date, title or name, author, recipient, and subject matter of the record.* [28 CFR * 16.3 (b)]

Your request will be administratively closed 30 days from the date of this letter unless we receive the requested information. However, this is not a denial of your request, upon receipt of the requested information; you will be advised as to the status of your request.

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory

Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

From: Gleaves, Lani (NSD)

Martin Peck
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 18845
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205

Re: FOIA/PA # 15-163

Dear Mr. Peck:

This is in reference to your email dated June 17, 2015, seeking "the number of times a "disruption strategy" has been applied against an individual or organization by year, since 2007, all use of "disruption strategy" after a preliminary investigation, or full investigation, during any operation, or for any other reason, within scope of this request for count of use of this technique." Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information request on June 18, 2015.
For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories of law enforcement and national security records from the requirements of the FOIA, See 5 U.S.C. ยง 552(c) (2006 & Supp. IV (2010). This response is limited to those records that are subject to the requirements of the FOIA. This is a standard notification that is given to all our requesters and should not be taken as an indication that excluded records do, or do not, exist.

The FOIA does not require the National Security Division to answer questions, issue opinions, conduct legal research, or create records. You may also find this information on our website http://www.justice.gov/oip/.

Your file is hereby administratively closed in the National Security Division.

If you are not satisfied with my response to your request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy, United States Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001, or you may submit an appeal through OIP's eFOIA portal at http://www.justice.gov/oip/efoia-portal.html. Your appeal must be postmarked or transmitted electronically within sixty days from the date of this letter. If you submit your appeal by mail, both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory

Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

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