JEDI Red Team (National Security Agency)

Freddy Martinez filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
Multi Request JEDI Red Team
Est. Completion None
Fix Required


From: Freddy Martinez

To Whom It May Concern:

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

This week, Acting DoD Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy stated in a briefing in front of Congress that the Department of Defense asked your agency to perform penetration testing, also known as "red teaming" for project JEDI, the DOD's cloud project.

As reported by Breaking Defense (source: ) :

Deasy said his office kicked off the JEDI program by first asking the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency for advise on how America’s adversaries conduct cyber operations and how “to ensure that our various classifications of data are secured, segregated, and protected.”

And going forward with JEDI, the DoD will use NSA as a red team attacker for penetration testing on each classification of data, according to Deasy.

Therefore, I am requesting from your agency any planning documents, assessments, MOUs, MOAs or IGAs, memos or discussion about penetration testing project JEDI.

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.


Freddy Martinez

From: National Security Agency

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Freddy Martinez

This is an appeal under 5 USC 552 (FOIA) for the NSA refusing to provide documents or an estimated date to completion for the records.

Freddy Martinez
Policy Analyst
Open The Government

From: National Security Agency

Freddy Martinez -

This acknowledges receipt of your 30 September 2020 correspondence appealing the response from the National Security Agency (NSA) to your request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). You requested "any planning documents, assessments, MOUs, MOAs or IGAs, memos or discussion about penetration testing project JEDI." Your appeal was received by the NSA FOIA/Privacy Act (PA) Appeal Authority Staff on 19 October 2020 and has been assigned Appeal Number 5471. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may experience a delay in receiving a substantive response to your appeal. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

Please be advised that appeals are processed in the order in which they are received, on a first-in, first-out basis. At this time, there are a number of appeals ahead of yours in our queue. We will begin to process your appeal and will respond to you again as soon as we are able.

Correspondence related to your appeal should include the case and appeal number assigned to your request and should be addressed to --

FOIA/PA Appeal Authority (P132)
National Security Agency
9800 Savage Road, Suite 6932
Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-6932

Appeal correspondence may also be sent via facsimile to 443-479-3612. The appeal correspondence should be marked for the attention of "FOIA/PA Appeals" and include the case and appeal number as noted above.

For inquiries regarding the status of your appeal, please contact us via email at


Deb E.
NSA FOIA/PA Appeal Authority Staff
National Security Agency

From: National Security Agency

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: National Security Agency

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.