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Joseph Uchill filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America.
Tracking # 16-F-1762
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From: Joseph Uchill

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Notifications issued to software, hardware or device manufacturers of vulnerabilities in their products between 2010 and the present.

Such manufacturers include: Cisco, Apple, Microsoft, Juniper Networks, Intel, Qualcomm, manufacturers or maintainers of Linux distributions, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Telegram, Google, Samsung and others.

Notifications may have taken place as part of the Vulnerabilities Equities Process or in place of submitting to the Vulnerabilities Equities Process.

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 Uchill

From: Ting, Brandon K CTR (US)

Mr. Uchill,

We received your follow up fax concerning the request you submitted through MuckRock back on August 24, 2016. Unfortunately, your original request was never received by this office. Using the information contained in your follow up message, we have created your request and, for tracking purposes, assigned it case #16-F-1762. An Action Officer will be in touch with you soon. Thank you for your patience.
Regards,
Brandon Ting

From: Parker, Patrice E CIV WHS ESD (US)

Mr. Joseph Uchill
MuckRock
DEPT MR 27895
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Sent via email to: requests@muckrock.com

Dear Mr. Uchill:

This is an interim response to your August 24, 2016, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for "[n]otifications issued to software, hardware or device manufactures of vulnerabilities in their products between 2010 and the present," which is attached for your convenience. We received your request on September 22, 2016, and assigned it case number 16-F-1762. We ask that you use this number when referring to your request.

Although we have already begun processing your request, we will not be able to respond within the FOIA's 20-day statutory time period as there are unusual circumstances which impact our ability to quickly process your request. The FOIA defines unusual circumstances as (a) the need to search for and collect records from a facility geographically separated from this office; (b) the potential volume of records responsive to your request; and (c) the need for consultation with one or more other agencies or DoD components having a substantial interest in either the determination or the subject matter of the records. At least one, if not more of these scenarios applies or would likely apply to your request. While this office handles FOIA requests for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Joint Staff (JS) and other component offices, we do not actually hold their records and our office is not geographically located with these organizations. As we do not hold the records, un
til the required records searches are complete, we are unable to estimate the potential volume of records or the number of consultations that will be required to make a release determination.

Your request has been placed in our complex processing queue and is being worked based on the order in which the request was received. Our current administrative workload is approximately 1,924 open requests.

In some instances, we have found that requesters who narrow the scope of their requests experience a reduction in the time needed to process their requests. If you have any questions or wish to discuss the reformulation of your request or an alternative time frame for the processing of your request, you may contact me, the Action Officer assigned to case number 16-F-1762 at patrice.e.parker.civ@mail.mil or 571-372-0468.

The OSD/JS FOIA Public Liaison, Jim Hogan, is available at 571-372-0462 or by email at OSD.FOIALiaison@mail.mil to answer any concerns about the foregoing.

Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows:

Office of Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS
College Park, MD 20740
E-mail: ogis@nara.gov
Telephone: 202-741-5770
Fax: 202-741-5769
Toll-free: 1-877-684-6448

We regret the anticipated delay in responding to your request and appreciate your patience.

Thank you,

Ms. Patrice E. Parker
Government Information Specialist
for Adrienne M. Santos on behalf of
Stephanie L. Carr, Chief,
Freedom of Information Act Division
OSD/JS FOIA Office
patrice.e.parker.civ@mail.mil

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Parker, Patrice E CIV WHS ESD (US)

Mr. Joseph Uchill
MuckRock
DEPT MR 27895
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Sent via email to: requests@muckrock.com

Dear Mr. Uchill,

I am in receipt of your below email and the request you referenced, #U-16-4500-FAC-2A1, is not an OSD/JS FOIA case number; therefore, I cannot provide you a status update. However, please note this office tasked an OSD/JS component to search for records responsive to your FOIA request 16-F-1762 and we will respond to your request once we receive responsive records, should they exist.

Thank You,

Ms. Patrice E. Parker
Government Information Specialist
for Adrienne M. Santos on behalf of
Stephanie L. Carr, Chief,
Freedom of Information Act Division
OSD/JS FOIA Office
patrice.e.parker.civ@mail.mil

From: Holcomb, Elizabeth B CTR WHS ESD (US)

Dear Mr. Uchill,

I am in receipt of your below email and the request you referenced, #U-16-4500-FAC-2A1, is not an OSD/JS FOIA case number; therefore, I cannot provide you a status update. However, please note this office tasked an OSD/JS component to search for records responsive to your FOIA request 16-F-1762 and we will respond to your request once we receive responsive records, should they exist.

Thank You,

Elizabeth Holcomb, Sr. FOIA Analyst
For Adrienne Santos, on behalf of
Stephanie L. Carr
Chief, Office of Freedom of Information
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

571-372-0428
elizabeth.b.holcomb3.ctr@mail.mil

From: Holcomb, Elizabeth B CTR WHS ESD (US)

Dear Mr. Uchill,

I am in receipt of your below email and the request you referenced, #U-16-4500-FAC-2A1, is not an OSD/JS FOIA case number; therefore, I cannot provide you a status update. However, please note this office tasked an OSD/JS component to search for records responsive to your FOIA request 16-F-1762 and we will respond to your request once we receive responsive records, should they exist.

Thank You,

Elizabeth Holcomb, Sr. FOIA Analyst
For Adrienne Santos, on behalf of
Stephanie L. Carr
Chief, Office of Freedom of Information
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

571-372-0428
elizabeth.b.holcomb3.ctr@mail.mil

From: Santos, Adrienne M CIV WHS ESD (US)

Mr. Uchill,

Please be advised that Liz Holcomb no longer works in this office.

It is our policy that each request receives prompt attention, and every effort is made to treat all requesters equally. Please note that your request was tasked for search. Unfortunately, the search for the requested records has not been completed. As stated in our interim response, our administrative workload was 1, 924 open requests at the time we received this request. Please understand our problem with the volume of requests. Once I received the response from the agency conducting the search, I will act on your request as soon as possible and respond directly to you. I apologize for the anticipated delay in responding to your request.

If you have any additional questions, please contact me.

v/r

Adrienne M. Santos, Team Lead
Government Information Specialist
Office of Freedom of Information
OSD/JS FOIA Office
(571) 372-0414
NIPR: adrienne.m.santos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: adrienne.m.santos.civ@mail.smil.mil

From: Dickinson, Christine M CTR (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Uchill,

Attached please find the Final Response to your FOIA request 16-F-1762.

Thank you,

Christine Dickinson, FOIA Analyst
For Adrienne Santos, on behalf of
Stephanie L. Carr
Chief, Office of Freedom of Information
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

(571) 372-0428
christine.m.dickinson.ctr@mail.mil
CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

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