Thursday, April 24, 2014
 

FOI Request

List of FBI Surveillance GPS Sites

Requested by morisy on Feb. 29, 2012 for the Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI of United States of America

Status: Awaiting Response, past due by 2 years


From Michael Morisy on Feb. 29, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any lists or logs of sites or locations where the FBI has or had GPS units positioned for monitoring or surveillance purposes. If revealing the exact locations is exempt, please redact exempt information and release cities and states where devices are located.

If multiple years of logs are kept, pleas release all logs or lists created since 2005, focusing on the most recent or up to date logs or lists.

The pullback of the GPS Surveillance Program was acknowledged by FBI General Counsel Andrew Weissmann recently. If there is a list, tally or log of GPS devices being deactivated in the wake Supreme Court Ruling U.S. v. Jones, that list, tally or log may be substituted instead of searching for older records.

For help processing this request, I included a link to related news coverage:

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2012/02/25/fbi-turns-off-thousands-of-gps-devices-after-supreme-court-ruling/

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 Morisy

 
From "Sobonya, David P." <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov> to Michael Morisy on March 1, 2012:

Dear Mr. Morisy,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOI/PA) request and it will be forwarded to the Work Process Unit or a Single Station Disclosure Team for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOI/PA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOI/PA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI's decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. Upon receipt of an FOI/PA Request Number, you can check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and by clicking on the 'Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request' link under the (Records Available Now) section. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
Front Office
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4286
PIO Number: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

 
From Federal Bureau of Investigation on March 9, 2012:

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An interim response, stating the request is being processed.
 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov> on May 8, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1184037-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From "Sobonya, David P." <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov> to Michael Morisy on May 9, 2012:

Dear Mr. Morisy,

Your request was received on 3-7-2012 and assigned FOI/PA request number #1184037-000. The request is presently in the Work Process Unit (WPU) or a Single Station Team (SST), where an analyst is searching for, retrieving and reviewing potentially responsive records. Correspondence will be forthcoming. You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click the 'Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request' link under the Records Available Now section. Online status reports are updated on a weekly basis.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov> on June 8, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1184037-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From "Sobonya, David P." <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov> to Michael Morisy on June 11, 2012:

Dear Mr. Morisy,

Your request was received on 3-7-2012 and assigned FOI/PA request number #1184037-000. The request is presently in the Work Process Unit (WPU) or a Single Station Team (SST), where an analyst is searching for, retrieving and reviewing potentially responsive records. Correspondence will be forthcoming. You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click the 'Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request' link under the Records Available Now section. Online status reports are updated on a weekly basis.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Aug. 14, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1184037-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Michael Morisy on Aug. 16, 2012:

Dear Mr. Morisy,

Your request was received on 3-7-2012 and assigned FOIPA Request Number #1184037-000. The request is presently in the Work Process Unit (WPU) or a Single Station Team (SST), where the assigned analyst is searching for, retrieving and reviewing potentially responsive records. Correspondence regarding the request will be forthcoming.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Sept. 15, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1184037-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Michael Morisy on Sept. 19, 2012:

Dear Mr. Morisy,

Your request was received on 3-7-2012 and assigned FOIPA Request Number #1184037-000. The request is presently in the Work Process Unit (WPU) or a Single Station Team (SST), where the assigned analyst is searching for, retrieving and reviewing potentially responsive records. Correspondence regarding the request will be forthcoming.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Oct. 19, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1184037-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Michael Morisy on Oct. 22, 2012:

Dear Mr. Morisy,

Your request was received on 3-7-2012 and assigned FOIPA Request Number #1184037-000. The request is presently in the Work Process Unit (WPU) or a Single Station Team (SST), where the assigned analyst is searching for, retrieving and reviewing potentially responsive records. Correspondence regarding the request will be forthcoming.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/.

If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Nov. 21, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1184037-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Michael Morisy on Nov. 26, 2012:

Dear Mr. Morisy,

Your request was received on 3-7-2012 and assigned FOIPA Request Number #1184037-000. The request is presently in Initial Processing, where the assigned analyst is searching for, retrieving and reviewing potentially responsive records. If appropriate, correspondence regarding the request will be forthcoming.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/.

If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Jan. 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1184037-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Michael Morisy on Jan. 15, 2013:

Dear Mr. Morisy,

Your request was received on 3-7-2012 and assigned FOIPA Request Number #1184037-000. The request is presently in Initial Processing, where the assigned analyst is searching for, retrieving and reviewing potentially responsive records. If appropriate, correspondence regarding the request will be forthcoming.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/.

If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Feb. 14, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1184037-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Michael Morisy on Feb. 14, 2013:

Dear Mr. Morisy,

Your request was received on 3-7-2012 and assigned FOIPA Request Number #1184037-000. The request is presently in Initial Processing, where the assigned analyst is searching for, retrieving and reviewing potentially responsive records. If appropriate, correspondence regarding the request will be forthcoming.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/.

If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on April 4, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1184037-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Michael Morisy on April 4, 2013:

Dear Mr. Morisy,

Your request was received on 3-7-2012 and assigned FOIPA Request Number #1184037-000. The request is presently in Initial Processing, where the assigned analyst is searching for, retrieving and reviewing potentially responsive records. If appropriate, correspondence regarding the request will be forthcoming.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/.

If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on May 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1184037-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Michael Morisy on May 16, 2013:

Dear Mr. Morisy,

Please check the Status of Your FOI/PA Request at: http://www.fbi.gov (Freedom of information Act link), http://www.fbi.gov/foia or http://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps and follow the instructions below.

CHECK STATUS OF YOUR FOI/PA REQUEST

Find status of FOIPA−Last updated on May 15, 2013 7:01 am
Please enter the whole FOI/PA number- Example: 1234567-000

FOIPA: [Enter FOIPA Request Number Here] and click [Submit]

Results will show the Request Number, Case Type and Process Description shown below:

FOIPA - 1234567-000

Case Type - FOIPA

Process Description (will display the current progress of request)

NOTE: Recent requests are entered into FDPS in the order that they are received. Before you can check the status online, you must have received correspondence assigning a FOIPA request number and the information transferred to the online status database. Status information is updated weekly. At this time, closed requests are not available.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on June 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1184037-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Michael Morisy on June 17, 2013:

Dear Mr. Morisy,

Please check the Status of Your FOI/PA Request at: http://www.fbi.gov (Freedom of information Act link), http://www.fbi.gov/foia or http://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps and follow the instructions below.

CHECK STATUS OF YOUR FOI/PA REQUEST

Find status of FOIPA−Last updated on June 13. Please enter the whole FOI/PA number- Example: 1234567-000

FOIPA: [Enter FOIPA Request Number Here] and click [Submit]

Results will show the Request Number, Case Type and Process Description shown below:

FOIPA - 1234567-000

Case Type - FOIPA

Process Description (will display the current progress of request)

NOTE: Recent requests are entered into FDPS in the order that they are received. Before you can check the status online, you must have received correspondence assigning a FOIPA request number and the information transferred to the online status database. Status information is updated weekly. At this time, closed requests are not available.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on July 17, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1184037-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Michael Morisy on July 17, 2013:

Dear Mr. Morisy,

Please check the Status of Your FOI/PA Request at: http://www.fbi.gov (Freedom of information Act link), http://www.fbi.gov/foia or http://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps and follow the instructions below.

CHECK STATUS OF YOUR FOI/PA REQUEST

Find status of FOIPA−Last updated on July 17, 2013. Please enter the whole FOI/PA number- Example: 1234567-000

FOIPA: [Enter FOIPA Request Number Here] and click [Submit]

Results will show the Request Number, Case Type and Process Description shown below:

FOIPA - 1184037-000

Case Type - FOIPA

Process Description (will display the current progress of request)

NOTE: Recent requests are entered into FDPS in the order that they are received. Before you can check the status online, you must have received correspondence assigning a FOIPA request number and the information transferred to the online status database. Status information is updated weekly. At this time, closed requests are not available.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Aug. 16, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1184037-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Michael Morisy on Aug. 19, 2013:

Dear Mr. Morisy,

Please check the Status of Your FOI/PA Request at: http://www.fbi.gov (Freedom of information Act link), http://www.fbi.gov/foia or http://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps and follow the instructions below.

CHECK STATUS OF YOUR FOI/PA REQUEST

Find status of FOIPA−Last updated on August 19, 2013. Please enter the whole FOI/PA number- Example: 1234567-000

FOIPA: [Enter FOIPA Request Number Here] and click [Submit]

Results will show the Request Number, Case Type and Process Description shown below:

FOIPA - 1184037-000

Case Type - FOIPA

Process Description (will display the current progress of request)

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Sept. 18, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1184037-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Sobonya, David P. to Michael Morisy on Sept. 18, 2013:

Dear Mr. Morisy,

Here is a screen shot of your online status which is available at http://www.fbi.gov/foia. Status updates are done on a weekly basis.

Check the Status of Your FOI/PA Request
If your FOIPA Number is 11195846-0 please enter 11195846-000 into the system. If your FOIPA number is 11195846-1 please enter 11195846-001 into the system.

Find status of FOIPA−Last updated on Sep. 18, 2013 6:03 am
Please enter the whole FOI/PA number- Example: 1234567-000

FOIPA:
Result
FOIPA
1184037-000
Case Type
FOIPA
Process Description
The FBI's FOIPA Program is searching the FBI's indices for potentially responsive documents. You may be contacted via formal letter for all fees and/or negotiation issues that may apply.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Oct. 18, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1184037-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Minor, Jessica L. to Michael Morisy on Oct. 21, 2013:

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the status of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request. A review of your request has determined the following.

The request is presently assigned to a Disclosure analyst who is reviewing the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Upon completion, the records are forwarded to a supervisor for review. If approved, a release will be forthcoming. However, the supervisor may send the records back for further review which may delay the release.

You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click on the ‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the Records Available Now section. Online status reports are updated weekly.

Additional information regarding the FOI/PA is available at http://www.fbi.gov/. If you require further assistance please contact me.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Nov. 20, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1184037-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Dec. 20, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1184037-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Minor, Jessica L. to Michael Morisy on Dec. 23, 2013:

Please check the Status of Your FOI/PA Request at: http://www.fbi.gov (Freedom of information Act link), http://www.fbi.gov/foia or http://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps and follow the instructions below.
Check the Status of Your FOI/PA Request
If your FOIPA Number is 11195846-0 please enter 11195846-000 into the system. If your FOIPA number is 11195846-1 please enter 11195846-001 into the system.
Find status of FOIPA−Last updated on December 18, 2013
Please enter the whole FOI/PA number- Example: 1234567-000
FOIPA:
Results will show the Request Number, Case Type and Process Description shown below:
FOIPA
1234567-000
Case Type
FOIPA
Process Description (will display the current progress of request)
The FBI's FOIPA Program is searching the FBI's indices for potentially responsive documents. You may be contacted via formal letter for all fees and/or negotiation issues that may apply.
NOTE: Recent requests are entered into the FOIPA database in the order that they are received. Before you can check the status online, you must have received correspondence assigning a FOIPA request number and the information transferred to the online status database. Status information is updated weekly. At this time, closed requests are not available.

Thank you,

Jessica L. Minor
Legal Administrative Specialist / Public Information Officer
FBI-Record Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Jan. 31, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1184037-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI on March 2, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1184037-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI on April 1, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1184037-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
 
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