ICE Contracts with Flashpoint & EJ2 Communications Inc

Joseph Cox filed this request with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2016-ICFO-29474
Status
Completed

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From: Derek Mitch

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of all contracts between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Flashpoint Global Partners, and any final reports generated or delivered by Flashpoint Global Partners to ICE over the past 5 years. I also request copies of all contracts between ICE and EJ2 Communications Inc, and any final reports generated or delivered by EJ2 Communications Inc to ICE over the past 5 years.

Flashpoint Global Partners (otherwise known as, simply, "Flashpoint") is a private company that collects data from the so-called deep and dark webs, and provides reports of that activity to clients. The company's website can be found here: https://www.flashpoint-intel.com/about-us/about-us/

EJ2 Communications is a subsidiary of Flashpoint Global Partners.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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,

Derek Mitch

From: ICE

April 14, 2016 DEREK MITCH MUCKROCK 411A HIGHLAND AVE SOMERVILLE, MA 02144-2516 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2016-ICFO-29474 Dear Mr. MITCH: This acknowledges receipt of your April 10, 2016, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for:
- copies of all contracts between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Flashpoint Global Partners, and any final reports generated or delivered by Flashpoint Global Partners to ICE over the past 5 years
- copies of all contracts between ICE and EJ2 Communications Inc, and any final reports generated or delivered by EJ2 Communications Inc to ICE over the past 5 years.
Your request was received in this office on April 10, 2016.
Due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we may encounter some delay in processing your request. Per Section 5.5(a) of the DHS FOIA regulations, 6 C.F.R. Part 5, ICE processes FOIA requests according to their order of receipt. Although ICE’s goal is to respond within 20 business days of receipt of your request, the FOIA does permit a 10- day extension of this time period. As your request seeks numerous documents that will necessitate a thorough and wide-ranging search, ICE will invoke a 10-day extension for your request, as allowed by Title 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B). If you care to narrow the scope of your request, please contact our office. We will make every effort to comply with your request in a timely manner. Provisions of the FOIA allow us to recover part of the cost of complying with your request.  We shall charge you for records in accordance with the DHS Interim FOIA regulations as they apply to non-commercial requesters.  As a non-commercial requester, you will be charged 10 cents per page for duplication; the first 100 pages are free, as are the first two hours of search time, after which you will pay the per quarter-hour rate ($4.00 for clerical personnel, $7.00 for professional personnel, $10.25 for managerial personnel) of the searcher.  We will construe the submission of your request as an agreement to pay up to $25.00. You will be contacted before any further fees are accrued. We have queried the appropriate program offices within ICE for responsive records. If any responsive records are located, they will be reviewed for determination of releasability. Please be assured that one of the processors in our office will respond to your request as expeditiously as possible. We appreciate your patience as we proceed with your request.
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Regards,
ICE FOIA Office
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Freedom of Information Act Office
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From: Joseph Cox

To whom it may concern,

Please may I have an update on my request ICE FOIA Case Number 2016-ICFO-29474? Let me know if you need any more information.

Thank you,

From: FOIA

Greetings,

Thank you for contacting the DHS Privacy Office, you can check the status of your request at: http://www.dhs.gov//foia-status. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.

Regards,

DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane, SW
Arlington, VA 20598-0655
Telephone: 1-866-431-0486 or 703-235-0790
Fax: 703-235-0443
Visit our FOIA website

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From: FOIA

Good Afternoon,

Your request is currently being processed through Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Their FOIA contact information is as follows:
Freedom of Information Act Office
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Washington, D.C. 20536-5009
FOIA Officer: Catrina Pavlik-Keenan
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You can also check the status of your request by visiting the link below and entering your Request Number into the blank field.
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Regards,
DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane, SW
Arlington, VA 20598-0655
Telephone: (202)343-1743
Fax: (202)343-4010
foia@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:foia@hq.dhs.gov>
Visit our FOIA website<http://www.dhs.gov/foia>

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From: FOIA

Good Afternoon,

Please contact the ICE FOIA office regarding the status of your request.

Freedom of Information Act Office
500 12th Street, SW, Stop 5009
Washington, D.C. 20536-5009
FOIA Officer: Catrina Pavlik-Keenan
FOIA Requester Service Center Contact: Fernando Pineiro
Phone: 866-633-1182
Fax: 202-732-4265
E-mail: ice-foia@dhs.gov<mailto:ice-foia@dhs.gov<mailto:ice-foia@dhs.gov%3cmailto:ice-foia@dhs.gov>>

Regards,
DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane, SW
Arlington, VA 20598-0655
Telephone: (202)343-1743
Fax: (202)343-4010
foia@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:foia@hq.dhs.gov>
Visit our FOIA websitehttp://www.dhs.gov/foia

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From: ICE-FOIA

Good afternoon,

Your request is currently being reviewed by an analyst at this time.

Sincerely,
ICE/FOIA

From: ICE-FOIA

Good afternoon,

Your request is going through a final review now.

Sincerely,
ICE/FOIA

From: Joseph Cox

Hi,

Thank you for the update.

Sincerely,

From: ICE-FOIA

Good afternoon,

Your request is going through a final review now.

Sincerely,
ICE/FOIA

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