NOC Media Monitoring Capability automated logging mechanism

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Operations Coordination and Planning of the United States of America.
Tracking # 15-OPS-015
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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all data collected by the National Operation Center Media Monitoring Capablity system's automated logging mechanism since Jan. 6, 2011. This information is directly referenced in the April 1, 2013 Privacy Impact Assessment for the system. All the information captured by the mechanism is un-identifiable by individual, according to the PIA, and so should therefore not violate the privacy of individuals.

The PIA describes the automated logging mechanism as such: "The log captures the date and time of the search, the analyst user ID, and the character search term. The purpose of such searches is to locate a previously issued MMC report."

I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist -- employed by the Boston Globe and MuckRock -- and intend to use the requested information to educate the public and not for any commercial benefit.

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,

Todd Feathers

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 Sept. 30, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIAOPS

Dear Mr. Feathers,
My apologies, but we have no record of receiving your request on September 30. It is possible that it was somehow misdirected. Attached is an acknowledgement of receipt of your FOIA request to the Dept. of Homeland Security Office of Operations Coordination and Planning.

v/r

Michael Page
FOIA/Records/Privacy
Department of Homeland Security
Office of Operations Coordination and Planning
(202)447-4156

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you.

From: FOIAOPS

Dear Mr. Feathers,
Attached is the final response to your September 30, 2014 Freedom of Information Act request to the Department of Homeland Security Office of Operations Coordination and Planning for a copy of all data collected by the National Operation Center Media Monitoring Capability system's automated logging mechanism since Jan. 6, 2011.

v/r

Michael Page
FOIA/Records/Privacy
Department of Homeland Security
Office of Operations Coordination and Planning
(202)447-4156

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you.

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