No-Fly List Nomination Process (Joint Chiefs of Staff)

Alex Richardson filed this request with the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States of America.
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From: Alex Richardson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The policy statement outlining the processes and criteria according to which officials nominate, consider and approve names for the no-fly list, selectee list and extended selectee list.

In the event that the contents of the requested document are classified under Executive Order 13526, I also make the following additional requests:

I am requesting that each document be considered individually and released as fully as possible.

Pursuant to section 1.2 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the level of classification of this information and its existence/nonexistence.

Pursuant to section 1.3 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific authority which classified this information.

Pursuant to section 1.4 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific classification categories of this information, as well as an identification or description of the damage to national security which the disclosure of this information would produce.

Pursuant to section 1.5 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific duration of time for which this classification will stand.

Pursuant to section 1.6 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting all classification markings about this information, including (1) one of the three classification levels defined in section 1.2 of Executive Order 13526, (2) the identity, by name and position, or by personal identifier, of the original classification authority, (3) the agency and office of origin, if not otherwise evident, (4) declassification instructions, and (5) a concise reason for classification that, at a minimum, cites the applicable classification categories in section 1.4 of Executive Order 13526.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made 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,

Alex Richardson

From: Marye, Charles C CIV WHS ESD (US)

Mr. Richardson,

Attached is the interim response to your FOIA request 15-F-1072.

Sincerely,

Charles Marye
OSD/JS Office of Freedom of Information
(571) 372-0407

NIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.smil.mil

From: Alex Richardson

Hello,

Very sorry, but I should have included this in the initial request - I'd like to informally request that I be classified as a media requestor for the purpose of fees, given that this FOIA is submitted in my capacity as a journalist.

Here is a selection of my published articles at MuckRock:

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/mar/05/sonoma-county-sheriffs-office-releases-its-body-ca/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/mar/17/postal-service-and-irs-join-cia-handing-out-glomar/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/mar/24/cuts-lawrence-fire-department-pushed-costs-propert/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/apr/09/you-have-no-right-electronic-privacy-when-you-cros/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/apr/22/customs-and-border-patrol-can-take-your-porn/

I have also been published and recognized as a journalist by national media outlets:

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/you-have-no-right-to-electronic-privacy-when-you-cross-the-us-border

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/us-customs-is-required-to-seize-your-dick-pics-when-you-cross-the-border

https://youtu.be/7mukg4mW5jM

Thank you very much for your consideration.

Best,
Alex Richardson

From: Marye, Charles C CIV WHS ESD (US)

Mr. Richardson,

If you are attempting to appeal our denial of news media status you will need to submit a formal appeal. The information was provided in our interim response. I have pasted it below for your convenience.

If you are not satisfied with this action, you may petition the Appellate Authority, the Director of Administration, Office of the Secretary of Defense, by writing directly to the OSD/Joint Staff Freedom of Information, ATTN: Appeals Office, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20301-1155; you may also submit your appeal electronically at the following link: http://pal.whs.mil/palMain.aspx. Your appeal should be postmarked within 60 calendar days of the date of this mail, should cite case number 15-F-1072, and should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."

Sincerely,

Charles Marye
OSD/JS Office of Freedom of Information
(571) 372-0407

NIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.smil.mil

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