Insider Threat

William Fernandes filed this request with the Department of Justice, Justice Management Division of the United States of America.
Tracking #

125643

Status
Completed

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From: William Fernandes


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

I was seeking any and all records in JMD custody related to:
Any records of employee misconduct complaints generated to the Insider Threat office(s) for any FBI or DEA employees worldwide for the period
October 2019 - October 2018.

I was also seeking copies of any investigations completed during this timeframe which resulted in FBI OPR or DEA OPR action for
employee misconduct.

The DOJ insider threat directive was issued on Feb 12, 2014.
https://www.justice.gov/jmd/file/865256/download

I would like to receive the information in EFOIA style for electronic communication and production.

Please produce the documents in .pdf format via email.

Fee Categorization
For fee categorization purposes, I am a representative of the news media. Through this request, I am
gathering information for my journalistic work with Muckrock.com, and DocumentCloud.com. I am an
active participant in the dissemination of public records for public education purposes. Accordingly, I am
only required to pay for the direct cost of duplication after the first 100 pages. 5 U.S.C. §
552(a)(4)(A)(ii)(II); id. § 552(a)(4)(A)(iv)(II).

Request for Fee Waiver
Please waive any applicable fees. The release of the information is not primarily in my commercial
interest and will contribute significantly to public understanding of government operations and activities.

Conclusion
If my request is denied in whole or part, please justify all withholdings by reference to specific
exemptions and statutes, as applicable. For each withholding please also explain why your agency
“reasonably foresees that disclosure would harm an interest protected by an exemption” or why
“disclosure is prohibited by law. Duties in relation to this requested data require post-haste execution for
support of national security interests. Please utilize the redaction feature ethically.

Vaughn Index Requested

I would appreciate your communicating with me by email.

I look forward to your determination regarding my request within 20 business days, as the statute
requires.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Sincerely,
William Fernandes

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,

William Fernandes

From: Department of Justice, Justice Management Division

April 27, 2021 Mr. William Fernandes MuckRock News
411A Highland Ave
Dept Mr 78134
Somerville, MA 02144-2516 Re: Request for JMD records of employee misconduct complaints generated to the Insider Threat office(s) for any FBI or DEA employees worldwide for the period October 2019 - October 2018
Assigned JMD FOIA TRACKING NUMBER: 125643 Dear Mr. Fernandes: This is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom o f Information Act request dated 4/7/2021 and received in this office on 4/7/2021 in which you requested records concerning the subject identified above. For your information, the Justice Management Division assigns incoming requests to one of three tracks: simple, complex, or expedited. Each request is then handled on a first-in, first-out basis in relation to other requests in the same track. Simple requests usually receive a response in approximately one month whereas complex requests necessarily take longer. At this time, your request has been assigned to the Complex track. Please note that as a general matter, records in the Department are decentralized and our response will only cover information originating with or relating to JMD. If you are seeking information originating with or relating to other components of the Department, please make a FOIA request directly to those components. If you have a question about the status of your FOIA request, you may contact this office by emailing JMDFOIA@usdoj.gov or by calling 202-514-3101 during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time, excluding federal holidays). Please be advised that due to necessary operational changes as a result of the national emergency concerning the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, there may be some delay in the processing of your request. Please refer to your assigned JMD FOIA TRACKING NUMBER listed above whenever you contact the Department regarding this request. Sincerely, Karen E. McFadden FOIA Contact Justice Management Division

From: William Fernandes

Thanks Karen. Just to confirm as per general DOJ policy if your in possession of any records provided to the JMD from any other entities, you would handle the FOIA disclosure via the referral process? Stay safe. Be well.

William

From: Department of Justice, Justice Management Division

Mr. Fernandes,

Please see the attached response to JMD FOIA request # 125643. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Karen McFadden
JMD FOIA Contact

From: William Fernandes

Dear Karen McFadden, JMD

Please see attached request for permission to amend the FOIA request.

Best,
William

From: William Fernandes

I sent this request for permission to reformulate the request on 07/29/2021 and have not received a reply.
Please advise if I can reformulate or if you prefer a new request.

Best,
William

From: Department of Justice, Justice Management Division

Mr. Fernandes:

I am responding to your e-mail of September 16, 2021 which is below and a part of this e-mail chain. We responded to your original request (JMD FOIA # 125643) on July 27, 2021 and closed the file on July 28, 2021. If you wish to resubmit, please do it as a new request since your original request has already been closed.

Karen McFadden
FOIA Contact
Justice Management Division

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