FY2013 FOIA Log (United States Secret Service)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the United States Secret Service of the United States of America.
Tracking # 20140074
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A log of all FOIA requests made in fiscal year 2013.

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,

Jason Smathers

From: Requests Muckrock

October 21, 2013
United States Secret Service
United States Secret Service
Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts Branch
245 Murray Drive, Building 410
Washington, D.C. 20223
FOIA Officer/Requester Service Center Contact: Latita Payne

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A log of all FOIA requests made in fiscal year 2013.

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,

Jason Smathers

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 8384
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might
be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

From: FOIA

Dear Requester:

Please see the attached letter regarding your recent FOIA/PA Request submitted to the United States Secret Service. Failure to respond within 30 days will result in the administrative closure of your file.

Sincerely,

United States Secret Service

FOIA/PA Program

All e-mail to/from this account is subject to official review and is for official use only. Action may be taken in response to any inappropriate use of the Secret Service's e-mail system. This e-mail may contain information that is privileged, law enforcement sensitive, or subject to other disclosure limitations. Such information is loaned to you and should not be further disseminated without the permission of the Secret Service. If you have received this e-mail in error, do not keep, use, disclose, or copy it; notify the sender immediately and delete it.

From: Jason Smathers

Special Agent Mills,

Thank you for responding to my FOIA request. I am writing to clarify my request as it seems there must have been some misunderstanding. Please note that I am an individual making this request without any commercial interest. I am a user of the investigative tools website MuckRock, which provides journalism tools. I am a private individual using this web platform to help me track my foia requests, similar to the way you certain track things in either excel or a database program yourself. I have made FOIA requests in various capacities over time, some news media requests and others as a individual "all other" requester. This particular request is in my individual capacity as a private citizen and should also be considered in the "all other" fee category.

Again, I will not be selling this information. Nobody is paying me to obtain this information. I am asking for it without any commercial interest whatsoever.

Please let me know if you will be processing this request in the "all other" fee category considering that I have cleared up the misunderstanding.

Thank you very much.

Regards,
Jason Smathers

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 Oct. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #20140074.

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 Oct. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #20140074.

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 Oct. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #20140074.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA

Please be advised, our office is in receipt of your FOIA request. At this time we do not have an estimated time of completion.

Sincerely,

United States Secret Service
FOIA/PA Program

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 Oct. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #20140074.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA

Please be advised, we are still reviewing your request for information. If you have any further questions regarding this matter please contact this office at (202) 406-5838.

Sincerely,

United States Secret Service
FOIA/PA Program

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 Oct. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #20140074.

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 Oct. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #20140074.

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 Oct. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #20140074.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA

Please be advised, we are currently reviewing your request for information.

Sincerely,

United States Secret Service
FOIA/PA Program

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 Oct. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #20140074.

Thank you for your help.

From: United States Secret Service

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

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