ISOO-CIA 1990-2000 (National Archives and Records Administration)

Emma Best filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # NARA-NGC-2017-000294, 2017-0183-F
Due March 31, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Correspondence (to include letters, memos, notes, and emails) between CIA (including but not limited to the Information Privacy Coordinator(s) and their offices)and the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) from 1990-2000.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities for AND Magazine, MuckRock and Glomar Disclosure and have an open arrangement with each. My articles have been widely read, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through the non-profit Internet Archive, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance. Additionally, case law states that “proof of the ability to disseminate the released information to a broad cross-section of the public is not required.” Judicial Watch, Inc. v. Dep’t of Justice, 365 F.3d 1108, 1126 (D.C. Cir. 2004); see Carney v. U.S. Dep’t of Justice, 19 F.3d 807, 814-15 (2d Cir. 1994). Further, courts have held that "qualified because it also had “firm” plans to “publish a number of . . . ‘document sets’” concerning United States foreign and national security policy." Under this criteria, as well, I qualify as a member of the news media. Additionally, courts have held that the news media status "focuses on the nature of the requester, not its request. The provision requires that the request be “made by” a representative of the news media. Id. § 552(a)(4)(A)(ii)(II). A newspaper reporter, for example, is a representative of the news media regardless of how much interest there is in the story for which he or she is requesting information." As such, the details of the request itself are moot for the purposes of determining the appropriate fee category. As such, my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available and I therefore request that fees be waived.

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,

Michael Best

From: foia@nara.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d28117d4cb)
* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2017-000294
* Requester Name: Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 02/17/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: I hereby request the following records: Correspondence (to include letters, memos, notes, and emails) between CIA (including but not limited to the Information Privacy Coordinator(s) and their offices)and the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) from 19902000.

From: Wanda Williams

Dear Mr. Michael Best,

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act
request to the National Archives and Records Administration, via
foia@nara.gov.

We are writing in response to FOIA request NGC17-190, dated February 15,
2017 and received in our office on the same day. A portion of the records
that you have requested from the Information Security Oversight Office
(ISOO) have been accessioned and are open to the public. This includes the
records listed below:

Record Group 64, MLR Entry UD-06W 1. {AGCY FILE} Information Security
Oversight Office (ISOO) Agency Files (28A65b), FY 1990-1993. Location:
Stack 130 34/42/07. 2 FRC boxes. NN Accession Number NN3-064-06-002.WNRC
Transfer Number 064-00-0006

Record Group 64, MLR Entry UD-06W 2. {AGCY FILE} Information Security
Oversight Office (ISOO) Agency Files (28A65b), FY 1994; Annual Report
(28A40) 1990-1994; Agency Information Security Program Data (SG 311)
(28A45), 1990-1994. Location: Stack 130 34/432/01. 1 FRC box. NN
Accession Number NN3-064-06-002.WNRC Transfer Number 064-00-0007

We have forwarded this portion of your FOIA request to our *Office of
Research Services, Special Access and FOIA* division, for appropriate
handling. Federal records are transferred to NARA no earlier than 15 years
and as late as 30 years from the date the document was created. You will
be assigned a new tracking number by that office within the next 20
business days. If you would like to follow up with that office directly,
please contact them at: specialaccess_FOIA@nara.gov.

Thank you for contacting the National Archives and please visit our website
at: www.archives.gov/foia for further information.

Please also visit our main website, www.archives.gov, to learn more about
the many exciting resources we offer the public.

Sincerely,

Wanda Williams
Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist
National Archives and Records Administration
Office of General Counsel
College Park, Maryland
301-837-0773
​wanda.williams@nara.gov

From: Rhonda Young

Dear Michael Best,

I have attached your FOIA letter regarding your recent request, and two
other documents. Your FOIA case number is 2017-0500-F.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
--
*Rhonda Young*
Archivist
Clinton Presidential Library
1200 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone #: (501) 244-2880
Fax #: (501) 244-2881
rhonda.young@nara.gov

From: GWBush Library

Dear Mr. Best,

Thank you for contacting the George W. Bush Presidential Library and
Museum. Please see the attached information concerning your FOIA request.

If I may be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Malisa Culpepper
FOIA Coordinator

Forwarded message

From: GWBush Library

Dear Mr. Best,

Please see the attached information concerning an estimated completion for
your FOIA request.

If I may be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Best,
Elizabeth Lanier
Archivist

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