|Multi Request||Notes, reports, memos: Operation Glowing Symphony, Joint Task Force Ares|
|Submitted||July 23, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
Copies of any and all powerpoint presentations, memos, email, reports and/or other meetings notes referencing/related to "Joint Task Force Ares" (JTF-ARES) and/or "Operation Glowing Symphony," a U.S.-backed cyber operation that began in or around November 2016 with the mission of disrupting the internet presence and communications of the Islamic State (known as ISIS, IS or Daesh). The mission was coordinated through U.S. Cyber Command, U.S. Central Command and U.S. Army Cyber Command, among other U.S. government entities. The documents of interest may include the terms: "computer network operations" (CNO), "computer network attack" (CNA), and/or "computer network exploitation" (CNE).
(My name: Christopher Bing - cybersecurity reporter, Reuters. My cell: 240-688-7636)
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.
Dear Chris Bing,
Case Number 18-F-1421 has been assigned to the request you submitted. In all future correspondence regarding this request please reference case number 18-F-1421.
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center
An interim response, stating the request is being processed.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 23, 2018. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response. You had assigned it reference number #18-F-1421.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
This request looks like it was closed out in PAL. Do you have an estimated completion date for this request and can you confirm it is still being processed?
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Our records show this request was closed out on 27 Sep 2018 based upon a no records response by component doing the search. The final response letter was sent to the address specified.
If you would like another copy of the final response, please provide an email address and we will email you a copy of the letter.
Thanks for the inquiry. Any questions, please call me at 571-372-0427.
Dave Swiney, FOIA Analyst