FOIA Regulations and Guidelines for Requesters and Officers (National Security Agency)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # 84529
Due April 25, 2016
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

• The manual that this FOIA office uses to process FOIA requests, or, if no manual exists, other guiding documentation/protocols for processing Freedom of Information Requests.

• All guides to agency Freedom of Information Act request regulations (For reference, see the Department of Justice's Guidance on FOIA Regulations [­guidance/guidance­agency­foia­regulations] and the associated template [­agency­foia­regulations])

• All guidelines and regulations regarding the submission and processing of appeals, including but not limited to:
- ­ The appropriate person or position to whom an appeal should be submitted
­ - The appropriate address to which an appeal should be submitted
­ - Any appropriate fax numbers and email addresses available for the submission of appeals ­ All guidelines regarding the processing time and procedures for appeals
­- All rights related to the submission of appeals, including those related to appeal rights for constructive denial

If any responses include direction to an online location or similarly publicly-available material, please provide direct links or file downloads.

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.


Beryl Lipton

From: foiarsc, foiarsc

Good afternoon,

We are in receipt of a follow-up faxes regarding two requests.
MR user ID - 24853-74442322: "manual that this FOIA office uses to process FOIA requests"
MR User ID - 24871-69557823 "policy and procedures regarding former and current employees asking for and receiving job references."

Although your fax indicates your original request may have been sent on 28-29 March 2016, we have no record of receiving this request prior to 16 May 2016. We will use your fax to initiate a new request with a receipt date of 16 May 2016. An acknowledgement letter will be sent via USPS mail.

For future reference please ensure that your service has the following instructions regarding submitting new FOIA requests. NEW Requests submitted via any other method are not accepted by this Agency.

Submitting a FOIA Request - There are three convenient ways to submit a request (no special forms are required):

By postal service or other commercial delivery to:
National Security Agency
Attn: FOIA/PA Office (DJ4)
9800 Savage Road, Suite 6248
Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6248

By facsimile to 443-479-3612
FOIA requests submitted by facsimile are limited to 20 pages and should be marked to the attention of the PA/FOIA Office.

By utilizing the format provided on our website here: and then navigating to the Resources For -> Everyone pages.
Cindy B
NSA/CSS FOIA Requester Service Center

From: National Security Agency

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.