Intellipedia pages on Scientology (ODNI fwd to NSA)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # 70068
Status
Completed

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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The page or pages for the entry on Scientology from the three Wikis that make up the Intellipedia.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Jason Smathers

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on November 14, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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To Whom It May Concern:

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

The page or pages for the entry on Scientology from the three Wikis that make up the Intellipedia.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Jason Smathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
185 Beacon St. #3
Somerville, MA 02143

Daytime: (857) 488- 3081
E-mail: requests@muckrock.com

From: Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Mr. Smathers,

Please provide this office with the reference number of your request.

From: Jason Smathers

Hello,

We never received a response assigning a case number to this request.

Thanks.

From: Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Mr. Smathers,

If you haven't received a response then more than likely we didn't get your request. We recommend that you resend your request for processing.

Thanks in advance.

From: MuckRock.com

Please find the request below.

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To Whom It May Concern:

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

The page or pages for the entry on Scientology from the three Wikis that make up the Intellipedia.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Jason Smathers

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 Nov. 14, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: DNI

Mr. Smathers,

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence responded to your request on 12 March 2013. We received a "Return to Sender - Unable to forward" notice from the post office on 3 April 2013.

The address that we have for you is:

185 Beacon St. #3
Somerville, MA 02143

Please provide to us your current address so we may forward to you our response and to update our database. Thanks in advance.

From: Jason Smathers

Hello,

Our address is as follows:

MuckRock News
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Thank you.

From: Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

The request has been forwarded from one agency to another agency or department for further review or follow up.

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 Nov. 14, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: DNI

Sir, your case, DF-2013-00085, was referred to another government agency for direct response to you. You were advised of this ODNI determination in our letter to you dated 12 March 2013. A copy is attached.

From: Jason Smathers

Which government agency did you send the request to? What is their contact information?

From: DNI

We sent it to NSA. They indicated to me today that you were notified that they had received your request and had to send it on to another agency because of the content.

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 Nov. 14, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: DNI

Please contact NSA for a status. ODNI's case was closed and a copy of the letter was provided to you in our email of 15 May 2013 as indicated below.

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 Nov. 14, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock

Hi,

I wanted to follow up on this request, which was forwarded to the NSA by ODNI but never responded to. Please let me know its current status.

From: foiarsc, foiarsc

Good Morning Mr. Smathers,

Your FOIA request for Intellipedia documents on Scientology was referred to the NSA/CSS FOIA office on 1 March 2013 by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Your request was assigned Case Number 70068, and we mailed our response to you on or about 27 March 2013. In that correspondence, we advised that material responsive to your request was located, which had originated from another government agency (outside of the NSA and the ODNI). Because we cannot make releasability determinations on another agency's information, the material was referred to that other government agency for review and direct response to you. Therefore, the NSA/CSS FOIA case 70068 has been closed.

We have attempted to contact the agency to which we referred the documents, and hope to hear back from them in the near future. If you have received no further updates within the next 30 days regarding your request for Intellipedia documents on Scientology, we will be happy to contact the other Agency again.

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 Nov. 14, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70068.

Thank you for your help.

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 Nov. 14, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70068.

Thank you for your help.

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 April 8, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70068.

Thank you for your help.

From: foiarsc, foiarsc

Mr. Smathers,

You were notified in our letter dated 27 March 2013 that the material responsive to your request originated from another government agency. The material, along with your initial request received on 1 Mar 2013, was forwarded to that Agency for direct response to you. Many Agencies are experiencing significant backlogs in FOIA processing. I will make an attempt to contact the other Agency for a status check.

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 April 8, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70068.

Thank you for your help.

From: foiarsc, foiarsc

Mr. Smathers,

As noted in our final correspondence to you, dated 27 March 2013, we have referred your case to another government agency for direct response to you. As of now, the other Agency has acknowledged receipt of your request. I suggest you check back with us in 3-6 months for additional updates.
Regards,

Cindy Blacker
NSA/CSS FOIA Officer. POC
(301)688-6527

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 April 8, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70068.

Thank you for your help.

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 April 8, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70068.

Thank you for your help.

From: Wesley P Gifford

Good afternoon,

I’m writing in regards to the above FOIA request involving one document forwarded to the Department of State by the National Security Agency. Our review was completed and response mailed to Mr. Jason Smathers at the address provided on February 24, 2014. This package was returned to the Department as undeliverable. Attached please find our full response. This completes the processing of your case. I hope the Department has been of service to you in this matter.

Sincerely,

Wesley P Gifford
Department of State
Program Analyst


This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

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