Gender of passengers screened with body scanners (TSA)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Transportation Security Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # TSA12-0326 / 2013-TSFO-00813
Status
Completed

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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records on, about, or concerning the following:
* Investigations into claims concerning targeting people based on their appearances for screening using a body scanner.
* All records which summarize or report the genders of passengers scanned or requested to be scanned in a body scanner. You may limit this search to airports in Texas, Arizona, and Nevada.
* A log of all scans conducted at the Las Vegas airport for the week of 12/29/2011 through 1/4/2012 including all information recorded about the passenger including their gender.

You may limit the search to the time period that body scanners have been in use.

For the purpose of this request, "body scanners" refers to walk through devices, such as the Active Millimeter Wave Unit and other millimeter wave scanners (both active and passive) as well as any device considered to be Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT), used for security in airports where it is possible to obtain a visual representation of an object under the clothing of an individual.

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: "Lewis, Geraldine <CTR>" <Geraldine.Lewis@tsa.dhs.gov>

Dear Mr. Smathers:

This acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act request
dated February 17, 2012, within the Transportation Security
Administration on February 22, 2012. Your request was assigned case
number TSA12-0326. We will carefully review your request and if any
additional information is needed, we will contact you directly. Should
you have any questions, you may contact this office at 866-364-2872.

Sincerely,

Freedom of Information Act Office
Transportation Security Administration

From: Transportation Security Administration

From: Jason Smathers

I appeal. This request reasonably describes the records I am seeking. If you have a particular issue you want clarification on, you may seek that clarification and continue processing this request in lieu of processing the appeal. Otherwise, I hereby appeal the decision to refuse to process this request as it describes the records I am seeking.

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 Feb. 17, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #TSA12-0326.

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 Feb. 17, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #TSA12-0326.

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 Feb. 17, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #TSA12-0326.

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 Feb. 17, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #TSA12-0326.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA

Good morning,
Your FOIA request have been received in the office for processing. The cases are processed on a first in first out basis. We cannot provide a timeframe in which your FOIA will be released to you because of the many requests we receive. A specialist will contact you when your FOIA is cleared for release.
Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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 Feb. 17, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #TSA12-0326.

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 Feb. 17, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #TSA12-0326.

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 Feb. 17, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #TSA12-0326.

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 Feb. 17, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #TSA12-0326.

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 Feb. 17, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #TSA12-0326.

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 Feb. 17, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #TSA12-0326.

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 Feb. 17, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #TSA12-0326.

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 Feb. 17, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #TSA12-0326.

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 Feb. 17, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #TSA12-0326.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA

Dear Requester:
Thank you for contacting the Freedom of Information Act Office (FOIA)
within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). This
acknowledges that we have successfully received your email message.
Therefore, no further action is required by you at this time.
Your correspondence is being reviewed by the FOIA triage team, and in a
subsequent communication, we will provide pertinent information and/or
guidance to ensure the timely processing of your request. Should you
have any questions, you may contact this office at 1-866-364-2872.

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 Feb. 17, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #TSA12-0326.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA

Dear Requester:
Thank you for contacting the Freedom of Information Act Office (FOIA)
within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). This
acknowledges that we have successfully received your email message.
Therefore, no further action is required by you at this time.
Your correspondence is being reviewed by the FOIA triage team, and in a
subsequent communication, we will provide pertinent information and/or
guidance to ensure the timely processing of your request. Should you
have any questions, you may contact this office at 1-866-364-2872.

From: FOIA

Mr. Smathers,

Your case number TSA12-0326, now 2013-TSFO-00813 is in the last stage of the process. All the document/s are being process. We cannot provide a timeframe in which your FOIA will be released to you. A specialist will contact you when your FOIA is cleared for release.
Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Gerri Lewis
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Freedom of Information Act Office (FOIA)
1-866-364-2872

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 Feb. 17, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #TSA12-0326 / 2013-TSFO-00813.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA

Dear Requester:
Thank you for contacting the Freedom of Information Act Office (FOIA)
within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). This
acknowledges that we have successfully received your email message.
Therefore, no further action is required by you at this time.
Your correspondence is being reviewed by the FOIA triage team, and in a
subsequent communication, we will provide pertinent information and/or
guidance to ensure the timely processing of your request. Should you
have any questions, you may contact this office at 1-866-364-2872.

From: FOIA

Good afternoon,

Your FOIA request has been received in the office for processing. The cases are processed on a first in first out basis. We cannot provide a timeframe in which your FOIA will be released to you because of the many requests we receive. We receive many cases in the office daily; in addition to having a backlog. Your FOIA will be processed in the order received. A specialist will contact you when your FOIA is cleared for release.
Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Gerri Lewis
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Freedom of Information Act Office (FOIA)
1-866-364-2872

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 Feb. 17, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #TSA12-0326 / 2013-TSFO-00813.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA

Dear Requester:
Thank you for contacting the Freedom of Information Act Office (FOIA)
within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). This
acknowledges that we have successfully received your email message.
Therefore, no further action is required by you at this time.
Your correspondence is being reviewed by the FOIA triage team, and in a
subsequent communication, we will provide pertinent information and/or
guidance to ensure the timely processing of your request. Should you
have any questions, you may contact this office at 1-866-364-2872.

From: FOIA

Good afternoon,

Your case TSA12-0326/2013-TSFO-00816 is in the last stage of the process. We cannot provide a timeframe in which your FOIA will be released to you. A specialist will contact you when your FOIA is cleared for release.
Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Gerri Lewis
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Freedom of Information Act Office (FOIA)
1-866-364-2872

From: Transportation Security Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Transportation Security Administration

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

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 Feb. 17, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #TSA12-0326 / 2013-TSFO-00813.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA

Good afternoon,
Your information was release to you via mail on 11-21-13. You should be receiving it in the mail soon.

Gerri Lewis
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Freedom of Information Act Office (FOIA)
1-866-364-2872

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