Journalist impersonation at federal law enforcement agencies (Bureau of Indian Affairs)

Parker Higgins filed this request with the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the United States of America.
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From: Parker Higgins


To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records such as policies, manuals, guidelines, and directives, including but not limited to electronic records, concerning undercover operations or activities in which a person may act as a member of the news media or infiltrate media organizations. This request includes, but is not limited to, the guidelines and policies related to criminal and national security operations review committees, and records relating to agency undercover impersonation applications and approval processes, including assessment of the need for an undercover operation. This request includes but is not limited to undercover operations involving impersonation of journalists or members of the news media, or such records relating to agency infiltration of media organizations. This request includes such records relating to any sensitive circumstances of undercover operations, including those that may require additional review (and records relating to those review processes).

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,

Parker Higgins

From: Bureau of Indian Affairs

This is not a FOIA request and it is not requesting records. The FOIA does
not require agencies to do research, to analyze data, answer written
questions, or to create records in order to respond to a request. Our
ability to respond quickly and accurately to your request depends upon the
clarity of your request. The request is broad in scope and in an effort to
route your request to the appropriate action office, please provide
sufficient detail to allow an agency employee familiar with the subject
area of the request to locate the records with a reasonable amount of
effort. When making your request, you should be as specific as possible
with regard to names, office names, dates, addresses, and subjects, etc.
For example, if your request relates to a particular office or individual,
useful information would include an office name, their address, the type of
business they are engaged in and a specific time period. You do not need to
give a requested record's name or title, but the more specific you are
about the record or types of records that you want, the more likely it will
be that an action office will be able to locate those records I have
included a link to Assistant Secretary- Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian
Affairs, and Bureau of Indian Education services to assist you identify the
program that may have the record(s) you are requesting https://www.bia.gov
/programs-services.

In addition, here is the link for information regarding the how to contact
other government agencies here: https://www.foia.gov/report-
makerequest.html <https://www.foia.gov/report-%20makerequest.html>.

I have provided you with some information to help get you started on how to
craft your FOIA request and options of how and where you may submit a FOIA
request. The Department of the Interior has an online portal at
https://www.doi.gov/foia/fo ia-request-form you may use to submit a FOIA.
In addition, you may submit a FOIA request via postal mail, and I have
provided the link to the DOI FOIA Contacts for your convenience. You may
also email your request to the foia@bia.gov for Indian Affairs FOIA
requests. Please note, other DOI agencies have their own email for the
public to submit FOIA requests directly to the agency here:
https://www.doi.gov/foia/contactinfo.

Thank you.

From: Bureau of Indian Affairs

This is not a FOIA request and it is not requesting records. The FOIA does
not require agencies to do research, to analyze data, answer written
questions, or to create records in order to respond to a request. Our
ability to respond quickly and accurately to your request depends upon the
clarity of your request. The request is broad in scope and in an effort to
route your request to the appropriate action office, please provide
sufficient detail to allow an agency employee familiar with the subject
area of the request to locate the records with a reasonable amount of
effort. When making your request, you should be as specific as possible
with regard to names, office names, dates, addresses, and subjects, etc.
For example, if your request relates to a particular office or individual,
useful information would include an office name, their address, the type of
business they are engaged in and a specific time period. You do not need to
give a requested record's name or title, but the more specific you are
about the record or types of records that you want, the more likely it will
be that an action office will be able to locate those records I have
included a link to Assistant Secretary- Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian
Affairs, and Bureau of Indian Education services to assist you identify the
program that may have the record(s) you are requesting https://www.bia.gov
/programs-services.

In addition, here is the link for information regarding the how to contact
other government agencies here: https://www.foia.gov/report-
makerequest.html.

I have provided you with some information to help get you started on how to
craft your FOIA request and options of how and where you may submit a FOIA
request. The Department of the Interior has an online portal at
https://www.doi.gov/foia/fo ia-request-form you may use to submit a FOIA.
In addition, you may submit a FOIA request via postal mail, and I have
provided the link to the DOI FOIA Contacts for your convenience. You may
also email your request to the foia@bia.gov for Indian Affairs FOIA
requests. Please note, other DOI agencies have their own email for the
public to submit FOIA requests directly to the agency here:
https://www.doi.gov/foia/contactinfo.

Thank you.

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