Inspector General infosec audits etc. 1996-2016.5 (Federal Housing Finance Agency, Office of Inspector General)

Emma Best filed this request with the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Office of Inspector General of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2019-FOIA-00013

Multi Request Inspector General infosec audits etc. 1996-2016.5
Due July 25, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of records mentioning or describing audits, reviews, investigations or reports regarding the agency's cyber security, including audits or investigations regarding the state of the agency's cyber security regarding potential attacks as well as audits and investigations conducted in the wake of a suspected or actual cyber attack, hacking incident or breach. Please include materials generated between 1 January 1996 and 30 June 2016.

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,

Emma Best

From: Federal Housing Finance Agency, Office of Inspector General

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From: Federal Housing Finance Agency, Office of Inspector General

Dear Ms. Best,

Attached please find correspondence regarding your FOIA request.

Sincerely,
Sheila Peden

Acting FOIA Officer

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From: Federal Housing Finance Agency, Office of Inspector General

Ms. Best,

We would like to have a conversation with you about the request below. Can you please provide me with a telephone number where you can be reached?

Thank you,
Sheila Peden
Acting FOIA Officer

Office of the Inspector General
Federal Housing Finance Agency
Office of General Counsel
400 7th Street, SW | Washington, DC 20024
Office 202.730.0879
Cell 202.570.0347

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From: Federal Housing Finance Agency, Office of Inspector General

Dear Ms. Best:

Attached please find correspondence relating to your FOIA request.

Sincerely,
Colleen Kane
Assistant Chief Counsel/for/
Sheila Peden
Acting FOIA Officer

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From: Federal Housing Finance Agency, Office of Inspector General

Dear Ms. Best:

We have multiple email addresses for you so I am sending this again to another email you provided us.

Sincerely,
Colleen Kane
Assistant Chief Counsel/for/
Sheila Peden
Acting FOIA Officer

CAUTION: The information contained in this message, including any attached files, is intended only for the recipient(s) to whom it is addressed. This message may contain information that is sensitive, confidential, and/or protected by the attorney work product, law enforcement, deliberative process, or other privilege. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient(s) is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please contact the sender immediately and delete the material from your computer.

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From: Federal Housing Finance Agency, Office of Inspector General

Thank you for contacting the Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of Inspector General’s (FHFA-OIG) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office. This is an automated message to confirm that your email has been received. FHFA-OIG will respond to your email in accordance with applicable legal requirements. For an email which includes a FOIA request, FHFA-OIG will acknowledge receipt of the email once the FOIA request has been reviewed.

Please note that the FOIA office does not handle the processing of Hotline complaints. If you would like to submit a Hotline complaint or have Hotline related questions, please contact our Hotline at (800) 793-7724 or visit our website at: https://www.fhfaoig.gov/ReportFraud.

From: Federal Housing Finance Agency, Office of Inspector General

Ms. Best,

Thank you for your 7/29/19 email inquiring about the status of #2019-FOIA-00013.

We sent you a letter on 6/28/19 explaining that your request was placed on the complex track (2019-FOIA-00013) and is number 17 on our list of complex track requests. Your request continues to have 16 complex track requests ahead of it. At this time, we have no way of predicting when we may reach your request. There are quite a few requests ahead of yours and depending on the complexity and number of documents responsive to those other requests, it could be a significant amount of time before we complete our responses to those requests and we are able to turn to yours.

On June 10th we sent you an email explaining that we narrowed the scope of your request:

because FHFA-OIG did not come into existence until October 2010, our search will be limited to records generated on or after October 1, 2010. Also because FHFA-OIG has issued 10 reports and papers from 2015 to 2019 that pertain to FHFA’s oversight of the Enterprises’ management of their IT infrastructures, we intend to limit our search to any audit, review, investigation, or report records we have concerning FHFA’s own cyber security from 2010 until 2016.

However, even with the narrowed scope of your request, it was not enough to avoid placement on the complex track.

You continue to have the option of narrowing the scope of your request. If you are able to narrow it more significantly, it may be sufficient to remove your request from the complex track and place it on the standard track. One way to narrow the scope of your request would be to reduce the time frame of records you are looking for. Another way to limit the scope of your request is to clarify that you are seeking records other than those concerning FISMA audits. Neither of these approaches are guarantees that your request could be placed on the standard track but they certainly appear to be a way to cut down on the volume of records that are potentially responsive to your request. If you wish to narrow the scope of your request using these parameters, we will search again and determine whether the volume of records is sufficient to move your request to the standard track. Either way, we will let you know. Please let us know how you wish to proceed.

Thank you,
Sheila Peden
Acting FOIA Officer

Sheila Peden
Office of the Inspector General
Federal Housing Finance Agency
Office of General Counsel
400 7th Street, SW | Washington, DC 20024

CAUTION: The information contained in this message, including any attached files, is intended only for the recipient(s) to whom it is addressed. This message may contain information that is sensitive, confidential, and/or protected by the attorney work product, law enforcement, deliberative process, or other privilege. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient(s) is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please contact the sender immediately and delete the material from your computer.

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