NIST's work with the NSA on encryption

Andrew Couts filed this request with the National Institute of Standards and Technology of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015-001350
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From: Patrick Howell O'Neill

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records relating to NIST's interactions with the National Security Agency on the subject of encryption, beginning on January 1, 2013.

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 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,

Patrick Howell O'Neill

From: foia

Mr. O’Neill,

Please see the attached letter acknowledging receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Thank you,
Amy Egan
NIST FOIA Office
/for/
Catherine S. Fletcher
NIST FOIA Officer

From: foia

Mr. O’Neill,

Please see the attached letter requesting clarification of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Thank you,
Amy Egan
NIST FOIA Office
/for/
Catherine S. Fletcher
NIST FOIA Officer

From: Patrick Howell O'Neill

Dear Ms. Egan,

Pursuant to the requirement that I clarify my request, I hereby restate my request as follows:

All records relating to NIST's interactions with the National Security Agency on the subject of deliberate vulnerabilities in encryption standards -- including, but not limited to, mentions of "backdoors" -- beginning on January 1, 2013.

Please let me know if I need to further clarify my request.

Thank you.

From: foia

Mr. O’Neill,

Please see the attached letter regarding the estimated fees for the processing of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Thank you,
Amy Egan
NIST FOIA Office
/for/
Catherine S. Fletcher
NIST FOIA Officer

From: Patrick Howell O'Neill

Dear Ms. Egan,

My name is Eric Geller and I am the person who submitted this FOIA using my colleague Mr. O'Neill's account. I am writing to appeal the fee estimate and ask that I be properly evaluated as a member of the press. I am a journalist at the Daily Dot, and the requested documents will be analyzed in the process of news gathering and synthesized into a distinct work.

To support my claim to news media fee status, please see the following samples of my recent writing published on the Daily Dot:

http://www.dailydot.com/politics/usa-freedom-act-senate-ron-wyden-white-house-section-215/
http://www.dailydot.com/politics/congress-cybersecurity-threat-sharing-bills-explained-cisa-cispa-pcna/
http://www.dailydot.com/politics/obama-encryption-tech-groups-itic-siia-letter/
http://www.dailydot.com/politics/tech-groups-letter-obama-encryption-backdoors/
http://www.dailydot.com/politics/net-neutrality-fcc-blocked-funding-bill-house-committee/

Thank you for your help properly classifying this request. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Eric Geller

From: foia

Mr. Geller/Mr. O’Neill,

Please see the attached letter regarding your fee status classification and the revised fee estimate.

Thank you,
Amy Egan
NIST FOIA Office
/for/
Catherine S. Fletcher
NIST FOIA Officer

From: foia

Mr. Geller/Mr. O’Neill,

Please see the attached final response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Thank you,
Amy Egan
NIST FOIA Office
/for/
Catherine S. Fletcher
NIST FOIA Officer

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