Gavin Andresen — CIA correspondence

J.K. Trotter filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2014-00994
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: J.K. Trotter

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records concerning a presentation given by Gavin Andresen at the Central Intelligence Agency in June 2011 about Bitcoin.

Requested records include any memoranda concerning Gavin Andresen’s presentation about Bitcoin.

Requested records include all correspondence between Gavin Andresen and the Central Intelligence Agency between January 1 2011 and December 31 2011.

Requested records include copies or transcripts of Gavin Andresen’s presentation, including any PowerPoint or Keynote files shown during his presentation.

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,

J.K. Trotter

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 March 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 March 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 March 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

The request has been rejectedby the agency.

From: J.K. Trotter

Ms. Meeks,

This is a formal appeal of your determination of my Freedom of Information Act request, submitted on March 6 2014, which your office assigned the tracking number F-2014-00994.

Contrary to what you assert in your determination, dated July 10 2014, the records I requested are, per se, “government records.” The records described pertain to a presentation given at the Central Intelligence Agency’s headquarters to agency officials for the purpose of conducting research—in this case, about an electronic currency called Bitcoin—with clear implications on actual government activity.

If the C.I.A. does not possess a copy of the presentation its officials were given at its headquarters in 2011, the agency should say so. If the C.I.A. did not generate any memoranda about Gavin Andresen’s presentation, it should say so. If the C.I.A. did not electronically correspond (i.e., via email) with Gavin Andresen about his presentation, it should say so. But it cannot say that such records are not “government records.” In literally every relevant Freedom of Information Act case, the requested records would be considered government records: They were generated by a government agency, and directly pertain to actual or alleged government activity.

Thank you, and sincerely,

J.K. Trotter

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 March 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2014-00994.

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 March 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2014-00994.

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 March 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2014-00994.

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 March 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2014-00994.

Thank you for your help.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

A letter stating that the request appeal has been rejected.

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