Interagency Telephone Laboratory (U.S. Department of State)

Emma Best filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
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Multi Request Interagency Telephone Laboratory
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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.


Emma Best

From: U.S. Department of State

We are in receipt of your FOIA request.

Please specify or narrow the time frame of your request.

Please respond to this e-mail within 24 hours with the necessary information.


Shantell M. Chestnut
FOIA Analyst
FedConsulting Contractor Support
U.S. Department of State
SA-2 Room 1155
(202) 663-2189 (desk)
(202) 261-8582 (fax)

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.



From: U.S. Department of State

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Emma Best

I have more than adequately described the records sought for someone familiar with them to identify and locate the records in question (going so far as to provide several rather specific leads), which is all that is required by the FOIA statute and caselaw. Please process the request, as you are required to do.

From: U.S. Department of State

Attached is an acknowledgement letter regarding your November 05, 2018 request to the Department of State.


Department of State
Office of Information, Programs and Services (IPS)<>
(202) 261-8484

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