Freeman Dyson records

Joseph Durso filed this request with the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency of the United States of America.
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From: Joseph Durso

Greetings DCSA FOIA staff,

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request all DCII, SII, adjudicative, investigative, or Standard Form records (or predecessors to any of these, as appropriate) regarding the physicist Dr. Freeman Dyson, who I believe was born on December 15th, 1923 in the United Kingdom, and who died today, Feb 28th, 2020, near Princeton, New Jersey.

I have attached a published obituary, which can be accessed at https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/28/science/freeman-dyson-dead.html

Dr Dyson was a renowned physicist who, among many other areas, conducted work related to the proposed Project ORION system of nuclear space propulsion, which was under development under DOD or USAF contracts to General Atomic in the mid 20th century. My understanding is aspects of the project were classified, and so suspect DCSA or its predecessor agencies may hold or have held records related to Dr. Dyson.

This request is not being made for commercial purposes. The requested documents will be made freely available to the general public on muckrock.com.

I would prefer the request be filled electronically, by portal upload or e-mail attachment if available, or CD-ROM if not.

Thanks for your help!

Cheers,

Joseph Durso

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From: Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency

Mr. Durso,

Thank you for your request.

Your request has been transferred to our divison in Boyers, PA. That office handles the Investigative/Standard Forms side of our FOIA/PA requests.

They will be reaching out to you in the near future.

Their contact info is:

FOIPARequests@nbib.gov
724-794-5612 EXT 7000

V/r,

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This is in reference to your FOIA request for records pertaining to Freeman Dyson, which you requested to receive via secure email. The documents are available through the hyperlink above. The passphrase required to access this file will be sent to you through a separate email.

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Claim ID: ngR2aUQwd8AuhfBG
Recipient Code: UDkJnn
Claim Passcode: To2FTTGDzfomejmA
Date of Drop-Off: 2020-04-07 15:00:06 UTC

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Name: VELTE.MELISSA.LEE
Organization: DCSA
Email Address: melissa.l.velte.civ@mail.mil

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Name: 2020-06668 Durso.pdf
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Mr. Durso,

This is in reference to your FOIA request for records pertaining to Freeman Dyson, which you requested to receive via email. I have finalized your request and will release the file using DoD SAFE (Secure Access File Exchange). Please expect to receive an email notification from DoD SAFE, which is reliant upon system/personnel availability. However, notification should take no longer than 24 hours.

The Passphrase required to access your file is: DCSAFOIP-B@yers Once transmitted, you will have seven (7) days to retrieve the material.

Sincerely,

Melissa Velte
Government Information Specialist
Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency
Freedom of Information and Privacy Office for Investigations
1137 Branchton Road; Boyers, PA 16018
Office: (724) 794-5612 ext. 7000

From: Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency

Mr. Durso,

This is in reference to our April 7, 2020, response to your Freedom of Information Act request for information regarding Freeman Dyson. On that date, we indicated that Mr. Dyson’s file contained information that required consultation with another federal agency. We received a response from the agency and will provide that information to you through DoD SAFE (Secure Access File Exchange).

The Passphrase required to access your file is: DCSA&FOIPB0yers Once transmitted, you will have seven (7) days to retrieve the material.

Sincerely,

Melissa Velte
Government Information Specialist
Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency
Freedom of Information and Privacy Office for Investigations
1137 Branchton Road; Boyers, PA 16018
Office: (724) 794-5612 ext. 7000

From: Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency

*** DO NOT FORWARD ***

This is an automated message sent to you by the DoD SAFE service.

VELTE.MELISSA.LEE <melissa.l.velte.civ@mail.mil> has dropped off a file for you.

IF YOU TRUST THE SENDER, and are expecting to receive a file from them, you may choose to retrieve the drop-off by clicking the following link (or copying and pasting it into your web browser):

https://safe.apps.mil/pickup.php?claimID=2JJDPiV9B7k7XFFP&recipCode=ocWEur

** This drop-off is encrypted. **<br />
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You have 7 days to retrieve the drop-off; after that the link above will expire. If you wish to contact the sender, just reply to this email.

The sender has left you a note:

This is in further reference to your FOIA request for information pertaining to Freeman Dyson. Please see the attached file. The passphrase required to access this file will be sent to you through a separate email.

Sincerely,

Melissa Velte
Government Information Specialist
Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency
Freedom of Information and Privacy Office
1137 Branchton Road; Boyers, PA 16018
(724) 794-5612 ext. 7000

Full information about the drop-off:

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Recipient Code: ocWEur
Claim Passcode: VhpJgorkHVDZg2PQ
Date of Drop-Off: 2021-02-02 19:59:04 UTC

-- Sender --
Name: VELTE.MELISSA.LEE
Organization: DCSA
Email Address: melissa.l.velte.civ@mail.mil

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Name: 2020-06668 Durso.pdf
Size: 466.3 KB
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Content Type: application/pdf

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