MuckRock Request Processing Instructions (Department of Homeland Security)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-HQFO-00007
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of any and all files, memos, or instructions sent to or generated by this agency's FOIA office in regards to processing requests, assigning fee categories of, or otherwise mentioning or related to requests filed by the website MuckRock.com.

Please be sure to sure for instructions sent between this agency's FOIA office and any internal or external legal counsel regarding the above-mentioned files, and include any and all aforementioned responsive documents.

Please also include any and all files, memos, or instructions sent to or
from this agency's FOIA office relating to the following:

MuckRock
Government Attic
FOIA Machine
ProPublica
WeNeedGlimpse
https://weneedglimpse.com/
FOIA Filing Portals

Please note that I am reporter and that my request should be classified as a media request for fee purposes. I intend to use the results of this request for original reporting, and I believe that this request will be of wide public interest.

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: Lasko, Linda

Good Morning,
Attached is our acknowledgment to your DHS FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.

From: Michael Morisy

Hi,

Can you please clarify how I can be more specific with this request? It's for a specific set of documents in a fairly limited number of offices, that employees in those offices should be familiar with in their day-to-day operations.

- Michael

From: Lasko, Linda

Mr. Morisy,

Please call me so that we can discuss your request. I will be in the office October 30-31, 2013. Thank you.

From: Michael Morisy

Hi Linda,

Just left a voicemail. Feel free to call me at your convenience at 857-488-3081.

- Michael

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 8, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-HQFO-00007.

Thank you for your help.

From: Lasko, Linda

Mr. Morisy,

I have forwarded your email to my colleague so she can forward it to the assigned analyst. If no one contacts you Monday please call the office on Tuesday and I will look up your case. Thank you.

From: Lasko, Linda

Mr. Morisy,

Due to the closure of the Federal Government in Washington DC today, I will not be in the office. Please feel free to call on Wednesday.

From: Busch, Maura


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