“Internet Covert Operations Program” (United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General)

Christina L. Urso filed this request with the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2021-FPIS-00322

Multi Request “Internet Covert Operations Program”
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Appeal

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From: Christina L. Urso


To Whom It May Concern:

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

I hereby request any information on the use of the USPS or the IRS for “Internet Covert Operations Program”, specifically I am requesting any information, memoranda, internal reports or draft reports regarding the use of this program and the criteria establishing said program.

I am a member of the news media and wish to be classified as such.

For more information see the following:

https://news.yahoo.com/the-postal-service-is-running-a-running-a-covert-operations-program-that-monitors-americans-social-media-posts-160022919.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr

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,

Christina L. Urso

From: United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General

Dear Ms. Urso:

Please find attached our final response to your FOIA request.

Sincerely,

USPS OIG FOIA Team

From: Christina L. Urso

I do not find this request overly burdensome at all. It is quiet narrow, even citing an article that references the program. I believe you are simply trying to avoid transparency and accountability.

I am officially appealing this denial.

From: United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General

Ms. Urso

Please see the attached correspondence concerning your Freedom of Information Act request dated April 22, 2021 and assigned FOIA Case Number 2021-FPIS-00322.

Should you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Hotline at 202-268-7004 or by email at foia@uspis.gov

Thank you,
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Unit

From: United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General

Dear Madame,
Please provide a time frame to search for records concerning your FOIA Request No.  2021-FPIS-00322.
Once we receive the time frame, we will resume our processing of your FOIA Request No. 2021-FPIS-00322.
Thank you
FOIA Unit

From: Christina L. Urso

Can you please check between the dates of January 2020- April 2021?

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  • 04/27/2021

    2021-IGFP-00404 Urso, Christina Final Response

  • 04/27/2021

    2021-IGFP-00404 Urso, Christina Final Response

  • 04/28/2021

    IS Acknowledgement - News Media (Simple or Complex)