FOIA - NSA, NIARL - SELinux configs

J Ader filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America .
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Due Dec. 20, 2019
Est. Completion None
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From: J Ader

To Whom It May Concern:

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

From the National Information Assurance Research Laboratory (NIARL) - any internal documentation pertaining to SELinux configurations and/or standards. I understand that there is documentation available from the NIARL regarding best practices for SELinux configurations ( but I am requesting internal documentation and/or actual configurations encouraged and/or used with internal machines - including, but not limited to, standard outputs of an /etc/sysconfig/selinux configuration file.

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.


J Ader

From: National Security Agency

J. Ader,

We are in receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of 21 November 2019 for "From the National Information Assurance Research Laboratory (NIARL) - any internal documentation pertaining to SELinux configurations and/or standards." In order for us to process this request, please provide a date range for your requested records.

Please respond within 30 days of the date of this e-mail. You may advise us by responding to this e-mail, by facsimile at 443-479-3612, or in writing to the National Security Agency, ATTN: FOIA Office (P132), 9800 Savage Road STE 6932, Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6932. In any instance, please reference the FOIA Case Number 108491. If no response is received by the end of the 30 days, we will assume that you are no longer interested in pursuing the request, and we will administratively close your case with no further processing.

Thank you,
FOIA Customer Representative

From: J Ader

To whom it may concern,

Thank you for your response. For the date range I would like copies of the aforementioned created anytime from January 1st, 2016 up to the date of the initial request.

Please let me know if you need any further information.

J. Ader

From: National Security Agency

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.