Main Core Database

Joseph Lloyd filed this request with the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the United States of America.
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2018-FEFO-009631

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From: Joseph Lloyd

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all Records relating to or mentioning 'Main Core', 'MAINCORE' and 'MAIN CORE'.

Allegedly 'Main Core' is the code name of a US governmental database that is believed to have been in existence since the 1980s. It is believed that Main Core is a federal database containing personal and financial data of millions of United States citizens believed to be threats to national security. The data which is believed to come from the NSA, FBI, CIA, and other sources, is collected and stored without warrants or court orders. The database's name derives from the fact that it contains "copies of the 'main core' or essence of each item of intelligence information on Americans produced by the FBI and the other agencies of the U.S. intelligence community".

The Main Core database is alleged to have originated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 1982, following Ronald Reagan's Continuity of Operations plan outlined in the National Security Directive (NSD) 69 / National Security Decision Directive (NSDD) 55, entitled "Enduring National Leadership", implemented on September 14, 1982. As of 2008, there were allegedly eight million Americans listed in the database as possible threats, often for trivial reasons, whom the government may choose to track, question, or detain in a time of crisis. The existence of the database was first asserted in the 1990s by J. Orlin Grabbe, then again in May 2008 by Christopher Ketcham and in July 2008 by Tim Shorrock.

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,

Joseph Lloyd

From: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Good Morning, Attached is our acknowledgement of your FEMA FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the FEMA reference number 2018-FEFO-00963. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time.  This office can be contacted  at (202) 212-3323.
Regards, Richards, Audrey Disclosure Branch
Information Management Division
Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
Federal Emergency Management Agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Telephone: (202) 646-3323
FEMA-FOIA@fema.dhs.gov (mailto:FEMA-FOIA@fema.dhs.gov)

From: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Dear Joseph Lloyd:
Attached is the final response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request.  If you need to contact our office concerning this request, please call (202) 212-3323 or email and reference your FOIA tracking number (mailto:FEMA-FOIA@fema.dhs.gov) FEMA-FOIA@fema.dhs.gov 2018-FEFO-00963.

Regards, Richards, Audrey Disclosure Branch
Information Management Division
Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
Federal Emergency Management Agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Telephone: (202) 646-3323
FEMA-FOIA@fema.dhs.gov

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