Intrusion software

Shane Harris filed this request with the Office of Information Programs and Services A/GIS/IPS/RL U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2015-12795
Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

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From: Shane Harris

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am seeking information related to the consideration of regulation of items related to intrusion software and surveillance equipment.

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

Shane Harris

From: Office of Information Programs and Services A/GIS/IPS/RL U.S. Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Office of Information Programs and Services A/GIS/IPS/RL U.S. Department of State

A letter stating the request for reduced or waived fees has been accepted.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 29, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Harris,

This is in reply to your fax dated August 28, 2015.

Your organization has a substantial number of requests. The Department of State keeps track of requests by case numbers. In the future when you request a status on a case please provide the case number in the subject line of your message. This will not only make it easier to find your case, it will facilitate a quick answer to your inquiry.

If you have the case number, please provide it so we can answer your inquiry.

IF you did not receive a formal acknowledgement letter with a case number you may wish to send in a new FOIA request. Before you submit a new request please read the instructions and pay particular attention to the "Checklist for Personal Records" and the "Certification of Identity".

http://www.state.gov/m/a/ips/

How to make a request for Personal Records:

http://foia.state.gov/Request/PersonalRecords.aspx

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 29, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2015-12795.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Shane Harris,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated September 28, 2015, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. A copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Information will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

We appreciate your patience during this process.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Harris

As a follow on to this Office’s October 7, 2015 response, as you are aware, processing of the subject FOIA Case is underway, and will be processed on a first in, first out basis.

At this time the estimated completion date is December 31, 2016.

Estimated completion dates are subject to change and are “strictly” estimates, and not intended to be used as “actual” dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release/response dates are provided, as applicable.
Regards,
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Harris,

The search is still pending and this office is awaiting a reply. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is March 31, 2017.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Angela Burks
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Harris,

The search is still pending and this office is awaiting a reply. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is still March 31, 2017.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Harris,
The search is still pending and this office is awaiting a reply. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.
The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is March 31, 2017.
ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.
I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Dominique Cotten
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: Mire, Lawrence J

Dear Mr. Harris,

I have begun reviewing some of the material retrieved in response to your FOIA request directed to the Department of State. In order to ensure that we are fully responsive to your query, I would like to confirm with you the parameters of your request.

It is our understanding that you are seeking information regarding digital intrusion software directed against the Department of State and digital surveillance equipment used to protect the Department's IT infrastructure. We understand that your request does not encompass software and equipment used to detect physical intrusion into State Department buildings, facilities, etc.

This information will help us focus our searches on the appropriate offices most likely to have material responsive to your request.

Thank you.

Lawrence Mire
Foreign Affairs Officer
Office of Information Programs and Services
A/GIS/IPS
Department of State
WashDC, SA-02

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: Meyers, Alfreda E

The Office of Information Programs and Services at the Department of State is reviewing its backlog of Freedom of Information Act information requests and it updating the contact information in its files. As part of that effort, I am contacting you regarding your request, F-2015-12795.

The information in our files is:

Mr. Shane Harris
Dept MR 19847
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Please confirm the information we have is current. If corrections are needed, please make changes by replying to this e-mail.

If you are no longer interested in pursuing this case, please let us know so that we can close your case.

Alfreda E. Meyers
FOIA Reviewer
A/GIS/IPS/CR/MPD
SA-2, Room 2130
meyersae@state.gov<mailto:meyersae@state.gov>
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