Hillary Clinton security procedures

Jason Koebler filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2015-05014
Due April 29, 2015
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Jason Koebler

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Communications, presentations, and procedures created by the State Department to secure Hillary Clinton's email from electronic threats.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made for commercial usage. It will also be used in the course of reporting for Motherboard, a science and technology news site (www.motherboard.vice.com).

In the event that fees cannot be waived, please process this as a request under the "media fee" category and 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 Koebler

From: Department of State

A letter stating the request for reduced or waived fees has been accepted.

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 11, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Request

Your query has been forwarded to the FOIA Requester Status mailbox for reply.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Jason Koebler,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated April 10, 2015, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. Please be advised that your Freedom of Information Act request has been received in the Office of Information Programs and Services (IPS) and has been assigned case control number F-2015-05014.

Given the considerable public interest generally in the e-mails provided by former Secretary Clinton to the Department of State, the Department plans to review the collection for public release and make the documents available to the public by posting them on a Department website. This will make the maximum number of records available in the shortest amount of time, and will be considerably more efficient than reviewing the documents piecemeal in response to subject-specific FOIA requests.

Once the collection has been posted, the Department will review your request to determine whether further action is needed.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to the case control number.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

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 11, 2015. 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-2015-05014.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Jason Koebler,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated May 18, 2015, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. Please be advised that your request is under review and as soon as any responsive material has been retrieved and reviewed, that information will be provided to you.

We appreciate your patience during this process.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

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 11, 2015. 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-2015-05014.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Jason Koebler–The request is still under review and as soon as any responsive material has been retrieved and reviewed, that information will be provided to you. Thank you for your continued patience.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

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 11, 2015. 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-2015-05014.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Koebler,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. Please be advised that your Freedom of Information Act request has been received in the Office of Information Programs and Services (IPS) and has been assigned case control number
F-2015-05014.

Given the considerable public interest generally in the e-mails provided by former Secretary Clinton to the Department of State, the Department plans to review the collection for public release and make the documents available to the public by posting them on a Department website.

This will make the maximum number of records available in the shortest amount of time, and will be considerably more efficient than reviewing the documents piecemeal in response to subject-specific FOIA requests.

Once the collection has been posted, the Department will review your request to determine whether further action is needed.
If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to the case control number.

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

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 11, 2015. 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-2015-05014.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Jason Koebler,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated September 9, 2015, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. Please be advised that a copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Our office has requested status. Information will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

If you have any questions regarding the status of this request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Jason Koebler,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated October 12, 2015, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. The estimated completion date(ECD) for your request is January 2016. A search for the forms has been initiated with the Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic of Security(DS), Bureau of Information Resources Management(IRM) and the Secretariat staff (S/ES). The initiated searches are all continuing. We appreciate your patience during this process.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,
Katrina M. Wood
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Dear Jason Koebler,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated November 16, 2015, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. The search process is continuing. The estimated completion date for your request is still January 2016.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Koebler,

The e-mail you sent in has been forwarded to the Compliance and Research Branch working on your case.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Angela Burks
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: FOIA Status

To Whom It May Concern,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated January 18, 2016, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. The search process is continuing. The estimated completion date for your request is still January 2016.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.
Regards,

Suzanne B Gardner
Government Information Specialist
Office of Information Programs and Services
Advocacy and Oversight

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Koebler,

Given the considerable public interest generally in the e-mails provided by former Secretary Clinton to the Department of State, the Department plans to review the collection for public release and to make the documents available to the public by posting them on a Department website. This will make the maximum number of records available in the shortest amount of time, and will be considerably more efficient than reviewing the documents piecemeal in response to subject-specific FOIA requests.

Once the collection has been posted, the Department will review your request to determine whether further action is needed.

The Department will provide interim releases over the next months, typically around the last day of the month, and post the released, non-exempt portions of records on

http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=www.foia.state.gov<http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=http://www.foia.state.gov>.

We thank you for your patience.

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Koebler,

Given the considerable public interest generally in the e-mails provided by former Secretary Clinton to the Department of State, the Department plans to review the collection for public release and to make the documents available to the public by posting them on a Department website. This will make the maximum number of records available in the shortest amount of time, and will be considerably more efficient than reviewing the documents piecemeal in response to subject-specific FOIA requests.

Once the collection has been posted, the Department will review your request to determine whether further action is needed.

The Department will provide interim releases over the next months, typically around the last day of the month, and post the released, non-exempt portions of records on

http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=www.foia.state.gov<http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=http://www.foia.state.gov<http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=www.foia.state.gov%3chttp://redirect.state.sbu/?url=http://www.foia.state.gov>>.

We thank you for your patience.

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Jason Koebler,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated April 21, 2016, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. A copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Our office has requested an update on the status of your request and also asked for a new estimated completion date for your request. Information will be provided to you as soon as our office receives a response.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Dear Jason Koebler,

This is a follow-up e-mail response to your status e-mail dated April 21, 2016. Our office was recently informed that due to the ongoing processing of your request, the estimated completion date for your request has been extended to December 2016.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: Jason Koebler

Hi Charlotte,

I'd like to formally appeal the timeline of this request. Seeing as how Hillary Clinton's private email server has been repeatedly in the news over the last several months and seeing as how the State Department Inspector General just issued a report on the issue: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/state-dept-inspector-general-report-sharply-criticizes-clintons-email-practices/2016/05/25/fc6f8ebc-2275-11e6-aa84-42391ba52c91_story.html, it is unreasonable to postpone releasing these documents until after the November presidential election.

Best,
Jason

From: Knorr, Jonathan R

June 9, 2016
FOIA Request Number: F-2015-05014
Dear Mr. Koebler:
The Office of Information Programs and Services ("IPS") is in the process of reviewing open Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") requests. In an effort to better manage our workload, we would like additional information from you as to whether you would like to narrow the scope of your request to hasten processing, or if circumstances have changed and you are no longer interested in pursuing your request.
Your request asked for:
"Communications, presentations, and procedures created by the State Department to secure Hillary Clinton's email from electronic threats."
In order to search for communications records, please provide the names of specific State Department employees whose communications records you would like searched. To search communications records, we need to know specifically whose records to search.
We would greatly appreciate it if you would contact the Department by responding to this email, or by fax or letter, confirming how you would like us to proceed with the processing of your request.
If you prefer to contact this office by mail, you may send a letter to the address below:
Office of Information Programs and Services
A/GIS/IPS/RL
U.S. Department of State, SA-2
Washington, DC 20522-8100
You may also contact us by telephone at (202) 261-8484, or by fax at (202)261-8579. When replying to our email please provide your current email address, telephone number, or mailing address updates that will allow us to reach you.
Please be sure to refer to your request number in all correspondence about this case.
Sincerely,
Jonathan Knorr
Government Information Specialist
European, South and Central Asian, African & Near Eastern Affairs Branch

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: Jason Koebler

I am still interested in having the FOIA processed as requested. Thanks

From: Knorr, Jonathan R

Dear Mr. Koebler,

For us to process this request, please provide the names of specific State Department employees whose communications records you would like searched. To search communications records, we need to know specifically whose records to search. A request for all "communications, presentations, and procedures created by the State Department" is too broad in scope to permit a reasonable search. Please also identify specific offices or bureaus within the State Department to narrow the scope of the search, such as all presentations and procedures created by the Bureau of Information Resource Management to secure Hillary Clinton's email from electronic threats.

Sincerely,
Jonathan Knorr
Government Information Specialist
European, South and Central Asian, African & Near Eastern Affairs Branch

From: Knorr, Jonathan R

Mr. Koebler,

Please provide a time period to be searched for the records you are requesting. I am suggesting Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State from 1/21/2009 to 2/1/2013. Please advise if this will suffice. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Jonathan Knorr
Government Information Specialist
European, South and Central Asian, African & Near Eastern Affairs Branch

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: Jason Koebler

Hi Jonathan, can you make it between 1/21/2009 and 3/1/2013? Thank you.

From: U.S. Department of State

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Knorr, Jonathan R

Mr. Koebler,

We are working on your case and currently searching for records. No further clarification should be needed. The estimated completion date is November 1, 2016. Thank you.

From: Jason Koebler

Hi, this is past the completion date. What's the deal?

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