NRC -- July 7 Nuclear cyber targets

Patrick Howell O'Neill filed this request with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2017-00598, 2017-HQFO-01244, 2018-NPFO-00054

2017-00598, 2017-HQFO-01244

Status
Rejected

Communications

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 reports, memos, procedures, guidelines and communications pertaining to the 2017 hacking campaign against nuclear and energy firms in the US as reported by Reuters and the New York Times (see: http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN19L2Z9 and https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/technology/nuclear-plant-hack-report.html?_r=2). This search should take place within the NRC's cyber security directorate as the NRC regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other uses of nuclear material through licensing, inspection, and enforcement of its requirements. Please include any processing notes made in completing this request.

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.

Sincerely,

Patrick Howell O'Neill

From: Chidichimo, Gabriele

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From: Chidichimo, Gabriele

Good afternoon Mr. O'Neill,

We are processing your request and I will keep you updated on the status.
May we ask for your telephone number, please?
Thank you,

Gaby

Gabriele Chidichimo
FOIA Specialist
OIS/CSD
OWFN O 04 H15
Mailstop: O 04 A15
(301) 415-6968
gabriele.chidichimo@nrc.gov

From: Chidichimo, Gabriele

Good afternoon Mr. O'Neil,

We received your follow-up email regarding FOIA/PA 2017-0588, asking about the status of your request.
Please note that 2017-0588 was administratively closed, we sent the response to you July 17, 2017 (please see attached).
As stated, the reason for the administrative closure was the fact that you have filed another FOIA/PA request, FOIA/PA 2017-0598,
which is seeking similar records (on a broader scope) as 2017-0588.

Since both requests refer to the same subject matter, the NRC will provide one set of records that is responsive to both of your requests.

We are currently in the process of collecting and reviewing these responsive records and hope to provide them to you in the near future.

Would you please provide your telephone number so that we can contact you?

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Gaby

Gabriele Chidichimo
FOIA Specialist
OIS/CSD
OWFN O 04 H15
Mailstop: O 04 A15
(301) 415-6968
gabriele.chidichimo@nrc.gov

Gabriele Chidichimo
FOIA Specialist
OIS/CSD
OWFN O 04 H15
Mailstop: O 04 A15
(301) 415-6968
gabriele.chidichimo@nrc.gov

From: Admin, Admin

Dear Mr. O'Neill:
Please find attached NRC’s final response to your FOIA request, FOIA/PA-2017-00629.Please take a moment to help us improve our FOIA processes, and let us know what your experience has been.  Just click on this embedded link: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/foia/foia-user-survey.html.  Once you have completed the survey, just click the "SUBMIT" button and your survey response will be returned to us. (http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/foia/foia-user-survey.html)

Thank you, Information Services Branch, MS:  O-4A15
Governance & Enterprise Management Services Division Office of the Chief Information Officer
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, D.C. 20555-0001
Ph: 301-415-7169    Fax: 301-415-5130 (mailto:FOIA.Resource@nrc.gov) FOIA.Resource@nrc.gov

From: Chidichimo, Gabriele

Good afternoon Mr. O'Neil,

I am the caseworker for FOIA/PA request 2017-0598 and would like to provide a status update to you:

We received your follow-up email regarding FOIA/PA 2017-0588, inquiring about the status.
Please note that 2017-0588 was administratively closed (please see attached) since you had filed a second FOIA/PA request with us,
FOIA/PA 2017-0598, which is duplicative of 2017-0588.

The NRC had determined that both requests, while slightly different, are seeking identical records (2017-0598 on a broader scope than 2017-0588).
Therefore, the records that are responsive to your 1st request are also responsive to your 2nd request, since both refer to the same subject matter.
The NRC is currently processing these responsive records and we hope to provide them to you in the near future.

Please note that during the search for responsive records, we located several documents that originated with several other agencies. These records will need to be referred. Attached please find a first referral that we sent to DHS for direct reply to you.

We will keep you updated on the status of your request.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if have any questions.

May we also ask for your telephone number so that we may contact you, please.

Thank you,

Gaby Chidichimo

Gabriele Chidichimo
FOIA Specialist
OIS/CSD
OWFN O 04 H15
Mailstop: O 04 A15
(301) 415-6968
gabriele.chidichimo@nrc.gov

From: Chidichimo, Gabriele

Good morning Mr. O’Neill,

Thank you for your mail.

As stated in our email dated August 11, 2017 (attached below), the NRC is currently processing the responsive records to your request.

We located several documents that originated with other government agencies. These records have been referred and we are presently awaiting disclosure determinations in order to complete our review and concurrence process.
We will keep you updated on the status of your request.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if have any questions and would you please provide your telephone number so that we may contact you,.

Thank you,

Gaby

Gabriele Chidichimo
FOIA Specialist
OIS/CSD
OWFN O 04 H15
Mailstop: O 04 A15
(301) 415-6968
gabriele.chidichimo@nrc.gov

From: Chidichimo, Gabriele

Good afternoon Mr. O’Neill,

To date, the NRC has only received one reply from one of the government agencies regarding the referred responsive records to your FOIA request.
We are still awaiting disclosure determinations from a number of additional agencies and will inform you once we hear from them.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional information.

Thank you for your patience.

Gaby

From: Chidichimo, Gabriele

Good morning Mr. O’Neill,

I would like to provide a quick status update to you:

The NRC has received responses to two referrals so far, three are still outstanding.
We are contacting the respective agencies and hope to provide the responsive records to you in the near future.

Thank you for your continued patience,

Gaby

From: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Good Morning,
Attached is our acknowledgment of your FOIA request referred to DHS from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our
FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)

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From: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Good afternoon Mr. O’Neill,

I would like to provide a quick status update to you:

The NRC has received responses to three referrals so far, two are still outstanding. Furthermore, the NRC had to refer an additional record to another agency.
We will keep you updated on the status of your request and hope to provide the responsive records to you in the near future.

Thank you for your continued patience,

Gaby

From: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Good afternoon Mr. O’Neill,

I would like to provide another status update to you:

As stated in our previous email, the NRC has received responses to three referrals.
The requested responses to the remaining referrals have not been provided as of yet.

We will keep you updated on the status of your request and hope to provide the responsive records to you in the near future.

Thank you for your continued patience,

Gaby

From: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Good afternoon Mr. O’Neill,

I would like to provide another status update to you:

As stated in our previous email, the NRC has received responses to three referrals.
The requested responses to the remaining referrals still have not been provided to us as of yet.

We will keep you updated on the status of your request and hope to provide the responsive records to you in the near future.

Thank you for your continued patience,

Gaby

Please also note:

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s FOIA Team has moved to FOIAOnline, a FOIA tracking and processing tool. FOIAOnline allows requesters to create an account, which tracks users’ FOIA requests with the NRC and other participating agencies. We appreciate your patience during this transition.

For further information, or questions, please contact the FOIA Team at 301-415-7169 or at FOIA.Resource@nrc.gov.

Thank you,
The NRC FOIA Team

From: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Good morning Mr. O’Neill,
Thank you for your email, requesting a status update on your FOIA request:
As stated in our previous email, the NRC has received responses to three referrals.
The requested responses to the remaining referrals still have not been provided to us as of yet.
We will keep you updated on the status of your request and hope to provide the responsive records to you in the near future.
Thank you for your continued patience,
Gaby
Please also note:
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s FOIA Team has moved to FOIAOnline, a FOIA tracking and processing tool. FOIAOnline allows requesters to create an account, which tracks users’ FOIA requests with the NRC and other participating agencies. We appreciate your patience during this transition.
For further information, or questions, please contact the FOIA Team at 301-415-7169 or at FOIA.Resource@nrc.gov<mailto:FOIA.Resource@nrc.gov>.
Thank you,
The NRC FOIA Team

From: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Good morning Mr. O’Neill,

Thank you for your email, requesting a status update on your FOIA request:
As stated in our previous email, the NRC is still awaiting responses to several referrals.
We will keep you updated on the status of your request and hope to provide the responsive records to you in the near future.
Thank you for your continued patience,

Gaby

Please also note:
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s FOIA Team has moved to FOIAOnline, a FOIA tracking and processing tool. FOIAOnline allows requesters to create an account, which tracks users’ FOIA requests with the NRC and other participating agencies. We appreciate your patience during this transition.
For further information, or questions, please contact the FOIA Team at 301-415-7169 or at FOIA.Resource@nrc.gov<mailto:FOIA.Resource@nrc.gov<mailto:FOIA.Resource@nrc.gov%3cmailto:FOIA.Resource@nrc.gov>>.
Thank you,
The NRC FOIA Team

From: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Good afternoon Mr. O’Neill,

Thank you for your email, requesting a status update on your FOIA request:
As stated in our previous emails, the NRC is still awaiting responses to several referrals from several outside agencies.
We have been following up with these agencies and will keep you updated on the status of your request.
Thank you for your continued patience,

Gaby

From: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Good morning Mr. O’Neill,

We received your email, requesting a status update on your FOIA request.

As stated in our previous emails, the NRC is still awaiting responses to several referrals .

I am afraid that we have no control regarding the response time since the responsive records are subject to disclosure determinations of various government agencies
outside of the NRC.

As stated in our earlier emails, there are still a number of replies to our referrals outstanding.

We will keep you informed on the status and hope to provide the responsive records to you in the near future.

Please let us know if you need additional information.

Thank you for your continued patience.

Gaby

From: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Good morning Mr. O’Neill,

We received your email, requesting a status update on your FOIA request.

As stated in our previous emails, a number of replies to our referrals are still outstanding

I am afraid that we have no control regarding the response time since the responsive records are subject to disclosure determinations of various government agencies
outside of the NRC.

We will keep you informed on the status and hope to provide the responsive records to you in the near future.

Thank you for your continued patience.

Gaby

From: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Good morning Mr. O’Neill,

Thank you for your message.

The NRC has repeatedly been in contact with several outside agencies regarding the outstanding referrals in response to your request.

We regret to inform you that their disclosure determinations are still outstanding and will continue to work with them in order to finalize your request.
We will keep you updated on any progress and potential date of completion.

Please accept our apologies for the delay in processing your request.
Thank you for your continued patience.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional information.

Sincerely,

Gaby Chidichimo

From: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Good morning Mr. O”Neill,

Thank you for your email, inquiring about the status of your FOIA request.

We regret to inform you that the NRC is still awaiting outstanding disclosure determinations from several agencies. We have repeatedly been in contact with these outside agencies regarding the outstanding referrals in response to your request.

Please accept our apologies for the delay in processing your request.
Thank you for your continued patience.

Sincerely,

Gaby Chidichimo

From: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Greetings,

Please find the attached correspondence related to your Freedom of Information Act request. If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time.

Regards,

National Protection and Programs Directorate

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Phone: 703-235-2211
Fax: 703-235-2052
E-mail: NPPD.FOIA@dhs.gov<mailto:NPPD.FOIA@dhs.gov>
NPPD Website<https://www.dhs.gov/about-national-protection-and-programs-directorate>

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