Insider Threat - Part 2

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

A-2023-00702

A-2023-00385

Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Appeal

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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 copies of any investigation findings within the Insider Threat office(s) for any FBI or DEA employees worldwide for the period generated during this timeframe October 2019 - October 2018.

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.

Best,
/s/
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

October 22, 2021 Mr. William Fernandes MuckRock News
411A Highland Ave
Dept Mr 78134
Somerville, MA 02144-2516 Re: Request for investigation findings within the Insider Threat office for any FBI or DEA employees worldwide from October 2019 - October 2018 Assigned JMD FOIA TRACKING NUMBER: 126943 Dear Mr. Fernandes: This is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom o f Information Act request dated 10/20/2021 and received in this office on 10/20/2021 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: Department of Justice, Justice Management Division

The Office of Information Policy has received your FOIA Appeal.  Please see the attached acknowledgment letter.

From: Department of Justice, Justice Management Division

Mr. Fernandes,

We apologize for the delay in our response. Please find attached JMD's final response to your FOIA request.

Sincerely,

Daniel Wagner
FOIA Service Center
Justice Management Division
U.S. Department of Justice

From: Department of Justice, Justice Management Division

The Office of Information Policy has made its final determination on your FOIA Appeal Number A-2023-00385 .  A copy of this determination is enclosed for your review, along with any enclosures, if applicable.  Thank you.

From: Department of Justice, Justice Management Division

The Office of Information Policy has received your FOIA Appeal.  Please see the attached acknowledgment letter.

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