Journalist impersonation at federal law enforcement agencies (National Nuclear Security Administration)

Parker Higgins filed this request with the National Nuclear Security Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking #

18-00241-R

Multi Request Journalist impersonation at federal law enforcement agencies
Due Aug. 14, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

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: National Nuclear Security Administration

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: National Nuclear Security Administration

Mr. Higgins, (FOIA 18-00241-R)

It is the practice of the National Nuclear Security Administration's Office of the General Counsel, in accordance with the Departmental policy, to process FOIA/PA requests in the approximate order of the date received by this office.

Please note that your case is under review and will continue to be tracked until completion and final disposition.

We will continue to monitor your case as it progresses. Estimated completion time TBD. Your continued patience is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

FOIA Services

From: National Nuclear Security Administration

Dear Mr. Higgins,

Your request remains out for records search. As of October 17, 2018 your FOIA request remains open. Upon receipt of any current updates we notify you of the status of your request. Estimated Time of Completion is To Be Determined. Your continued patience is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

R. Marquez

Roberto Marquez,
Government Information Specialist
Office of the General Counsel
National Nuclear Security Administration

National Nuclear Security Administration
FOIA Office
P. O. Box 5400
Albuquerque, NM 87185-5400

October 17, 2018

This is a follow up to request number 18-00241-R:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 17, 2018. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response. You had assigned it reference number #18-00241-R.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Sept. 17, 2018:
Mr. Higgins, (FOIA 18-00241-R)

It is the practice of the National Nuclear Security Administration's Office of the General Counsel, in accordance with the Departmental policy, to process FOIA/PA requests in the approximate order of the date received by this office.

Please note that your case is under review and will continue to be tracked until completion and final disposition.

We will continue to monitor your case as it progresses. Estimated completion time TBD. Your continued patience is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

FOIA Services
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On Aug. 16, 2018:
An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.
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On July 17, 2018:

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

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For mailed responses, please address (see note):
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DEPT MR 58413
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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