Interagency Telephone Laboratory (United States Secret Service)

Emma Best filed this request with the United States Secret Service of the United States of America.
Due Jan. 25, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


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.


Emma Best

From: United States Secret Service

DEPT MR 47003
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
Attn: Emma Best<>

File Number: 20180412
Dear Requester:

This letter is intended to acknowledge the receipt of your recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, received by the United States Secret Service (Secret Service) on December 26, 2017, for information pertaining to Interagency Telephone Laboratory (ITL).

Please be advised, provisions of the Act allow us to recover part of the cost of complying with your request. We shall charge you for the records in accordance with Interim FOIA regulations as they apply to "media" requesters. The first 100 pages of duplication are free of charge. As a "media" requester, you will be charged .10 cents a page for the duplication of each additional page.

Furthermore, the submission of your request is considered a firm commitment, by you, to pay all applicable duplication and search time costs charged, under 6 C.F.R., Chapter I, Part 5 ยง 5.11, up to $25.00. A search for files responsive to your request is being conducted. The appropriate components of the Secret Service are being queried for responsive documents. If any responsive records are located, they will be reviewed for a disclosure determination. You will be contacted before any additional fees are accrued.

Due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we may encounter some delay in processing your request. Per Section 5.5(a) of the FOIA regulations, 6 C.F.R, Part 5, the Secret Service processes FOIA requests according to their order of receipt.

Your request has been assigned FOIA File No. 20180412. We solicit your cooperation and assure you that the search will be conducted as expeditiously as possible.

To check the status of your FOIA request, please contact this office at (202) 406-6370. Please use the file number indicated above in all future correspondence with this office.

Thank you,

Freedom of Information Act & Privacy Act Program
United States Secret Service
245 Murray Lane, SW, Building T-5
Washington, DC 20223
Phone: (202) 406-6370
Fax: (202) 406-5586

All e-mail to/from this account is subject to official review and is for official use only. Action may be taken in response to any inappropriate use of the Secret Service's e-mail system. This e-mail may contain information that is privileged, law enforcement sensitive, or subject to other disclosure limitations. Such information is loaned to you and should not be further disseminated without the permission of the Secret Service. If you have received this e-mail in error, do not keep, use, disclose, or copy it; notify the sender immediately and delete it.

From: Emma Best

Please note that since I am a media requester and you have failed to respond within the required time period, you are not permitted to charge ANY duplication fees for up to 5,000 pages of materials.



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