January 6, Capital Hill Riot (Department of Homeland Security)

Christina L. Urso filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2021-HQFO-00698

Multi Request January 6, Capital Hill Riot
Due May 17, 2021
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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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:

Any and all information pertaining to documents, drafts, files, after-action reports, directives, notes or memoranda regarding the use of Federal Informants inserted into groups such as OATHKEEPERS, PROUD BOYS, STOP THE STEAL or any militias that participated in the storming of the capital. I request any documentation related to the use of undercover agents present on January 6, 2021 at Capital Hill.

I am also hereby requesting any documentation, notes, files or memoranda pertaining to social media posts monitored and/or flagged by the FBI and/or DHS in the days and weeks leading up to the Capital Hill Riot.

I am hereby requesting any contractor agreements between third party intelligence contractors and/or the FBI, DOJ and/or DOJ pertaining to January 6, Capital Hill riot.

I am hereby requesting any incident reports pertaining to the January 6 Capital Hill riot.

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: Department of Homeland Security

Good afternoon,
Attached is our acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)

From: Christina L. Urso

I am requesting information, incident reports, third party contractual agreements, documentation, files, memoranda, or drafts related to any non-government entity who was contracted to, or voluntarily, supplied information, or security, to the government with respect to the Capital Hill Riot on January 6, 2021 within the 2 weeks proceeding January 6, 2021, on January 6, 2021 or the 2 weeks after January 6, 2021.

I am requesting any information regarding third party intelligence contractors present on January 6, 2021.

I am hereby requesting any incident reports pertaining to the January 6 Capital Hill riot.

Thank you in advance for your consideration, I hope this narrows the scope a bit.

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

From: Christina L. Urso

Why have I not received any response? It is well past the due date here? Where is the transparency?

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good afternoon, Attached is our final response to your request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486. Regards, DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website

From: Christina L. Urso

I did narrow my request, which has not been acknowledged. HERE is the narrowed request:

I am requesting information, incident reports, third party contractual agreements, documentation, files, memoranda, or drafts related to any non-government entity who was contracted to, or voluntarily, supplied information, or security, to the government with respect to the Capital Hill Riot on January 6, 2021 within the 2 weeks proceeding January 6, 2021, on January 6, 2021 or the 2 weeks after January 6, 2021.

I am requesting any information regarding third party intelligence contractors present on January 6, 2021.

I am hereby requesting any incident reports pertaining to the January 6 Capital Hill riot.

Thank you in advance for your consideration, I hope this narrows the scope a bit.

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

From: Christina L. Urso

I filed this FOIA in March of 2021. Months ago. I was told it needed to be narrowed. I narrowed it and never got any response. I am now appealing.

I did narrow my request, which has not been acknowledged. HERE is the narrowed request:

I am requesting information, incident reports, third party contractual agreements, documentation, files, memoranda, or drafts related to any non-government entity who was contracted to, or voluntarily, supplied information, or security, to the government with respect to the Capital Hill Riot on January 6, 2021 within the 2 weeks proceeding January 6, 2021, on January 6, 2021 or the 2 weeks after January 6, 2021.

I am requesting any information regarding third party intelligence contractors present on January 6, 2021.

I am hereby requesting any incident reports pertaining to the January 6 Capital Hill riot.

Thank you in advance for your consideration, I hope this narrows the scope a bit.

From: Department of Homeland Security

Dear Ms. Urso,

Your amended request was received by this office on March 31, 2021. However, the description you provided is still too broad to enable us to conduct a search. As stated in our previous letters, you must identify the office or component of DHS which you believe maintains the records you seek and the title, authors, or at a minimum, sufficiently specific keywords to enable the Department to conduct a search. In the case of records related to contracts, you must provide the contract number(s) in which you are interested. You can find a list of DHS’s operational and support components and descriptions of their missions/roles here (https://www.dhs.gov/operational-and-support-components) , and you may search for contract numbers using this online system (https://sam.gov/content/home).

Your case 2021-HQFO-00698 remains administratively closed. If you are able to narrow your request using the above guidance, you may resubmit.

Regards,

DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure and FOIA Program
STOP 0655
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
2707 Martin Luther King Jr. AVE SE
Washington, DC 20032
Telephone: 1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax: 202-343-4011
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Visit our FOIA website<https://www.dhs.gov/privacy-office>

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From: Christina L. Urso

I am requesting information, incident reports, third party contractual agreements, documents, files, memoranda and internal reports or drafts pertaining to the DHS component Office of Intelligence and Analysis with any non-government entity contracted to, or voluntarily, supplied information, or security, to the government with respect to the Capital Hill Riot on January 6, 2021 within the 2 weeks proceeding January 6, 2021, on January 6, 2021 or the 2 weeks after January 6, 2021.

I am requesting any information regarding third party intelligence contractors present on behalf of DHS component Office of Intelligence and Analysis on January 6, 2021.

I am hereby requesting any incident reports pertaining to the January 6 Capital Hill riot by the DHS component Office of Intelligence and Analysis.

I hope this helps sufficiently narrow the scope of the FOIA request. I am unable to find any contract numbers at this time, that is sort of the goal of this FOIA.

From: Christina L. Urso

following up again on the narrowed scope of this FOIA request.

From: Christina L. Urso

I have narrowed the scope of this FOIA request months ago and I still have no gotten any response. At this point I think you are trying to evade your FOIA responsibilities. Can anyone respond or process this?

From: Christina L. Urso

Following up again on the narrowed scope of the FOIA request.

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good afternoon, Attached is our final response to your request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486. Regards, DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good day Requester Urso,

Please find attached an acknowledgment of 2021-IAFO-00268.

V/r,

I&AFOIA
FOIA Officer
Office of Intelligence & Analysis
Department of Homeland Security
I&AFOIA@HQ.DHS.GOV

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From: Department of Homeland Security

Dear Requestor Christina Urso,

The I&A FOIA team would like clarification on the scope of your FOIA request (attached):

"I am hereby requesting any incident reports pertaining to the January 6 Capital Hill riot by the DHS
component Office of Intelligence and Analysis."

Are you requesting incident reports produced by DHS I&A or reports produced by a non-government entity (I&A contractor)?

V/r,

I&A FOIA
FOIA Officer
Office of Intelligence & Analysis
Department of Homeland Security
I&AFOIA@HQ.DHS.GOV<mailto:I&AFOIA@HQ.DHS.GOV>

This communication is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information which is privileged, confidential, proprietary, or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, distributing, copying, or in any way using this message. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender and destroy and delete any copies you may have received.

From: Christina L. Urso

By the DHS I&A , thank you!

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