Interagency Telephone Laboratory (Drug Enforcement Administration)

Emma Best filed this request with the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking #

18-00225-F, DOJ-AP-2018-003164

18-00225-F

Multi Request Interagency Telephone Laboratory
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Appeal

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From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Materials relating to or mentioning the Interagency Telephone Laboratory (ITL), FBI's involvement with it and the FBI's role as its Executive Agent. The existence of the ITL and FBI's role has been previously disclosed by the Bureau and by CIA in documents such as CIA-RDP88G01332R001301560003-3. The ITL was part of the Security Committee (SECOM), per CIA-RDP88G01332R001301560003-3, and your Agency was part of SECOM, per CIA-RDP87T00623R000300070002-6. These documents may be found on CIA's public website.

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: Drug Enforcement Administration

Good Evening Ms. Best:

Please see the attached signed acknowledgment letter for the FOIA request that you submitted to our office on December 26, 2017. If you have any questions please fill free to contact the GIS Specialist that is listed on your letter or call the mainline number listed below

Respectfully yours,
Jewell Carroll
Program Specialist
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Unit (SARF)
(Desk) 202-307-4006; (fax) 202-307-8556
FOIA/PA Main Phone Line 202-307-7596

  • Signed acknowledgment letter for FOIA Case Number 18-00225-F

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

Good Evening Ms. Best:

Please see the attached signed reformulation letter for the FOIA request that you submitted to our office on December 26, 2017, 2016. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the GIS Specialist that is listed on your letter or call the mainline number listed below

Respectfully yours,
Jewell Carroll
Program Specialist
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Unit (SARF)
(Desk) 202-307-4006; (fax) 202-307-8556
FOIA/PA Main Phone Line 202-307-7596

From: Emma Best

I am appealing the decision that I did not sufficiently specify the parameters of the request, or which office to search. A reasonably calculated search would not require searching 22 field divisions or 150 headquarters activities, but rather looking for information relating to a specific activity, clearly limited in scope. I am also appealing the claim that the FOIA statute and caselaw requires that the type of document be specified, as caselaw has repeatedly held that keywords and subjects are more than sufficient. The "reasonably described" requirement applies only to the ability to recognize the documents upon finding them, not telling the Agency exactly where to look. The request was more than specific enough for employees familiar with the activity and with liaison activities in general to calculate and conduct a reasonable search. The DEA's refusal to even try is, while typical, not in keeping with either the FOIA statute or the caselaw.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

03/09/2018 11:51 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2018-003164

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