Handbook for USAFA confidential informant program

J.K. Trotter filed this request with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-04171-F
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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:

The handbook or manual for the United States Air Force Academy’s confidential informant program.

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 29, 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: JENKINS, MICHAEL L GS-12 USAF AFOSI AFOSI/HQ/XILI

Sir or Madam

We did receive your FOIA request for a copy "The handbook or manual for the United States Air Force Academy's confidential informant program".

First I want to apologize for the delay in responding to your request. AFOSI does not have a handbook or manual for the United States Academy confidential informant program. With that being said we do have an AFOSI Manual that covers Confidential Informants and that manual is considered For Official Use Only and we previous processed this document before but it was heavily redacted in order to protect Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures. We would be more than happy to provide a copy of the said document we previously released but as I stated earlier it is heavily redacted. We await further word from you on this matter. If we do not hear from you within the next 10 days then we would consider this matter to be closed.

Also, the link below has a story associated with Inspector General Inquiry regarding AFOSI's activities associated with the United States Air Force Academy and or/or the use of cadets as confidential informants.

http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140320/NEWS/303200070/IG-Academy-informant-s-expulsion-not-tied-work-OSI

Michael Jenkins, GS-12, DAF
Information Release Specialist

From: J.K. Trotter

Hi Michael,

The copy of the redacted manual you describe works fine. You can send that.

Thanks,

J.K. Trotter

From: JENKINS, MICHAEL L GS-12 USAF AFOSI AFOSI/HQ/XILI

Thanks for your quick response.

We'll try to get this accomplished and out to you shortly. If we are able to load the responsive document up to a system in which you could download them, would that work for you?

Michael Jenkins

From: J.K. Trotter

Hi Michael,

Yes, that works great.

From: J.K. Trotter

Hi there again,

Do you have an idea of a timeframe for releasing this particular document (the redacted AFOSI Manual)?

No rush, just was curious what you meant by “shortly.”

Thanks again.

From: MCCLURKIN, TIFFANY G GS-12 USAF AFOSI AFOSI/HQ/XILI

Good Morning Sir,

We should have the documents emailed to you through the SAFE link for downloading within the next 5-10 days. Although the documents have been processed, they still have to go through the proper formalities. Thanks!

Please let our office know if you have any questions or concerns.

V/R

//SIGNED//
Tiffany G. McClurkin
HQ Air Force Office of Special Investigation
Information Release Specialist

From: J.K. Trotter

Thanks so much.

From: Air Force Office of Special Investigations

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You must contact the Package originator to have the Package re-sent via SAFE (https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe/) to other users.

NOTICE: If any doubt exists as to the safety or origin of the file(s) or the veracity of the sender, the recipient reading this message should NOT download the file(s) and should contact the appropriate Information Assurance Security Officer immediately for further guidance.

Tiffany Mcclurkin, tiffany.mcclurkin.11@us.af.mil has granted you access to a file(s).

File Description: This is in response to your FOIA request dated 29 March 2014 for the handbook or manual for the U.S.A.F. Academy's confidential informant program. Your tracking number was 2014-04171-F.

Package ID: 2706394

The file(s) will be available at:

https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe/pickupfiles.aspx?id=2706394

Until: 6/16/2014

The password is UXyyB9*mS54222nT4#

NOTE: This password can only be used ONCE.

If you require assistance, please contact SAFE.Team@amrdec.army.mil and reference Package ID 2706394 and include a copy of this email message in your request.

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From: MCCLURKIN, TIFFANY G GS-12 USAF AFOSI AFOSI/HQ/XILI

Sir,

Your documents have been uploaded through the SAFE link and will be available for 14 days from today. Please let me know if you have any problems with downloading the file. Thanks!

V/R

//SIGNED//
Tiffany G. McClurkin
HQ Air Force Office of Special Investigation
Information Release Specialist

From: MuckRock

Hello,

Can you please provide a second copy of the responsive documents.

Thank you.

From: MCCLURKIN, TIFFANY G GS-12 USAF AFOSI AFOSI/HQ/XILI

Sir,

Did you not receive a copy of the documents? Thanks!

V/R

//SIGNED//
Tiffany G. McClurkin
HQ Air Force Office of Special Investigation
Information Release Specialist

From: MuckRock

Please disregard the request for a second copy of the responsive documents.

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