No-Fly List Nomination Process (National Security Agency)

Alex Richardson filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # 80918
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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: National Security Agency

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Alex Richardson

Hello,

Very sorry, but I should have included this in the initial request - I'd like to informally request confirmation that I have been 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: foiarsc, foiarsc

Good Afternoon,

This email further responds to your FOIA request of 13 April 2015 for "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." As stated in our acknowledgment letter, your request was assigned Case Number 80918.

We are uncertain of the information you seek, specifically as it relates to the time period in which you are interested. Department of Defense (DoD) Regulation 5400.7-R states that the requester must provide a description of the desired record(s) so that the Government is able to locate the record(s) with a reasonable amount of effort. We ask that you provide a reasonable time period for which you believe records may exist.

In accordance with DoD regulation, processing of your request is being held in abeyance pending a response from you within 30 days of this email. Please be advised that, depending on the scope and context of your clarification , we may need to further negotiated the scope of this request. If we have not heard from you within 30 days, we will assume you are no longer interested in pursuing this request, and your request will be administratively closed.
Regards,
Cindy B
NSA/CSS FOIA Requester Service Center
(301)688-6527

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