|Submitted||Sept. 25, 2019|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
In a recent article published in the New York Times, (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/23/world/middleeast/iran-cyberattack-us.html) it states that Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, the commander of Cyber Command and the director of the National Security Agency had a meeting with the President, about cyber and the usage of such in a conflict with Iran.
I would like to request any notes, talking points, memo's, e-mails or any other documents about a meeting of Gen. Paul M. Nakasone with the President where Iran and cyber was the scope of the discussion. I would assume this discussion took place in either August or September of 2019.
There is a compelling need for the requested documents such that expedited processing is appropriate. I am engaged in disseminating information. There exists an urgent need to inform the public concerning actual or alleged Federal Government activity. As 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(E)(ii)(I) provides, I will anticipate your determination on our request within ten (10) calendar days.
I requests that in the event that access to any of the requested records is denied pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552(b), I be provided with all non-exempt portions which are reasonably segregable. I further request that you describe the deleted material in detail and specify the statutory basis for the denial as well as your reasons for believing that the alleged statutory justification applies in this instance. Please separately state your reasons for not invoking your discretionary powers to release the requested documents. Such statements will be helpful in deciding whether to appeal an adverse determination, and in formulating arguments in case an appeal is taken. I reserve my right to appeal the withholding or deletion of any information and expect that you will list the office and address were such an appeal can be sent.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. I am a member of the press.
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.
Jurre van Bergen
Good Afternoon Mr. Van Bergen,
This email responds to your September 25, 2019 FOIA request.
Please find attached memo signed by our Chief Knowledge Officer.
I hope you have a nice weekend.