Internet Research Agency Records Request

Elijah Kaplan filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
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From: Elijah Kaplan

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any documents you possess, of any form whatsoever, regarding the Internet Research Agency

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.


Elijah Kaplan

From: Department of Homeland Security

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From: Elijah Kaplan

Good afternoon,

I understand that I was not specific enough in describing the document I am requesting, I will attempt to clarify. I am requesting any document profiling or regarding threats posed by the Saint Petersburg-based Russian organization Internet Research Agency (IRA), otherwise known as Glavset.

The reports may have been created by the National Cybersecurity Center, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, or the National Protection and Programs Directorate. I unfortunately cannot specify dates as part of what I am trying to ascertain is when the DHS began to pay attention to the IRA.

Please let me know if you need more information and thank you!
Elijah Kaplan

From: Department of Homeland Security


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For this one you need to send your FOIA request directly to the FOIA offices at NPPD and I & A and their contact info is located in the link in the ack ltr.

Maura Busch
Government Information Specialist
Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Main: 1.866.431.0486
Direct: (202) 570-2018
Fax: (202) 343-4011
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From: Elijah Kaplan

Good morning,

Thank you for your response and advice. I will follow up with the FOIA offices at NPPD and I & A. Please consider my request, 2018-HQFO-00767, withdrawn.

Elijah Kaplan