New TSA patdown procedure

Parker Higgins filed this request with the Transportation Security Administration of the United States of America.
Due April 5, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Parker Higgins

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any records pertaining to or addressing changes in the "pat-down" procedures from November 1, 2016 to present. TSA spokesperson Bruce Anderson acknowledged changes to the pat-down procedures for physical passenger search in an article with Bloomberg News on Friday, March 3, 2017, which is available at: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-03/u-s-airport-pat-downs-are-about-to-get-more-invasive

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: FOIA

Good Morning,

Attached is our acknowledgment to your TSA FOIA request. If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the TSA 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 571-227-2300.
Regards,

Regina McCoy
FOIA Branch Officer
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From: US DHS Transportation Security Administration FOIA Office

Good Afternoon Mr. Higgins,
This is a follow up on the acknowledgement letter of your TSA FOIA request2017-TSFO-00162.   We like to let you know thatyour request has been assigned to an analyst.   If you haveany questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via email or call571-227-2300.   Please be sure to include your TSA reference numberfor a quicker response time to your inquiry.
Sincerely,
TSA FOIA Office

From: FOIA

Good Morning,

All status inquires may be answered by visiting the following website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status) and entering your case number. That is all the information we can provide to you at this time.

Sincerely,

TSA FOIA Branch
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Branch
601 S. 12th Street
Arlington, VA 20598-6020
571-227-2300

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From: US DHS Transportation Security Administration FOIA Office

May23, 2017 RE:     TSA FOIA Case Number2017-TSFO-00162 Dear Ms. Higgins: This responds to your May 12, 2017 email in which you requested an update as to the status of yourFreedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Transportation SecurityAdministration, dated March 06, 2017 .  Your request sought any records pertainingto or addressing changes in the "pat-down" procedures from November1, 2016 to present. For your information, document(s) responsive toyour request have been located and forwarded to this office for review. We will process your request as expeditiously as possible.  Uponcompletion of the processing, all documents that can be released will be madeavailable to you at the earliest possible date.  We sincerely apologizefor the delay you are experiencing and appreciate your continued patience.
Your request has been assigned reference number 2017-TSFO-00162. Pleaserefer to this identifier in any future correspondence. If you have anyquestions pertaining to your request, please feel free to contact the FOIABranch at 1-866-364-2872 or locally at 571-227-2300.
Sincerely,
TSA FOIA Office

From: US DHS Transportation Security Administration FOIA Office

June 28, 2017 RE:     TSA FOIA Case Number 2017-TSFO-00162 Dear Ms. Higgins: This responds to your June 22, 2017 email in which you requested an update as to the status of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Transportation Security Administration, dated March 06, 2017 .  Your request sought any records pertaining to or addressing changes in the "pat-down" procedures from November 1, 2016 to present. It is TSA’s practiceto assign requests into one of two tracks based on the complexity of therequest and to process requests within the two tracks on a first-in, first-outbasis.  We are currently handling a backlog of over 700 requests.  We estimate the completion of your case to be the end of September 2017.  We sincerely apologize for the delay you are experiencing and appreciate your continued patience.
Your request has been assigned reference number 2017-TSFO-00162. Please refer to this identifier in any future correspondence. If you have any questions pertaining to your request, please feel free to contact the FOIA Branch at 1-866-364-2872 or locally at 571-227-2300.
Sincerely,
TSA FOIA Office

From: US DHS Transportation Security Administration FOIA Office

July 28, 2017 RE:     TSA FOIA Case Number 2017-TSFO-00162 Dear Ms. Higgins: This responds to your July 28, 2017 email in which you requested an update as to the status of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Transportation Security Administration, dated March 06, 2017 .  Your request sought any records pertaining to or addressing changes in the "pat-down" procedures from November 1, 2016 to present. It is TSA's policy to have records reviewed by our Sensitive Security Information Office as part of the FOIA review process.  The records you are seeking are currently under review with them. We still estimate the completion of your case to be the end of September 2017.  We sincerely apologize for the delay you are experiencing and appreciate your continued patience.
Your request has been assigned reference number 2017-TSFO-00162. Please refer to this identifier in any future correspondence. If you have any questions pertaining to your request, please feel free to contact the FOIA Branch at 1-866-364-2872 or locally at 571-227-2300.
Sincerely,
TSA FOIA Office

From: Transportation Security Administration

Good Morning,

To review the status of your request please visit our website at https://www.dhs.gov/foia-status#. If you do have any further questions please feel free to contact us.

Thank You,

TSA FOIA Branch
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Branch
601 S. 12th Street
Arlington, VA 20598-6020
571-227-2300

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