NROL-39 mission logo

Ben Welsh filed this request with the National Reconnaissance Office of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Ben Welsh

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

I request an electronic copy of the logo for the NROL-39 mission in SVG or EPS file format.

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.


Ben Welsh

From: National Reconnaissance Office

Mr. Welsh,

We received your recent FOIA request dated 8 August 2019 for:

"I request an electronic copy of the logo for the NROL-39 mission in SVG or EPS file format."

We have assigned case number F-2019-00113 to your request.

Since we may be unable to provide a response within the 20 working days stipulated by the Act, you have the right to consider this a denial and may appeal on this basis to the NRO Appellate Authority, 14675 Lee Road, Chantilly, VA 20151-1715 after the initial 20 working day period has elapsed; doing so, however, would exhaust your administrative appeal rights. To preserve these rights, we recommend that you allow us sufficient time to continue processing your request and respond as soon as we can. You will then have the right to appeal any denial of information after you receive a final response from us. Unless we hear otherwise from you, we will assume that you agree and will continue processing your FOIA request on this basis.

The FOIA authorizes federal agencies to assess fees for record services. Based on the information provided, you have been placed in the "other" category of requesters. Requesters in this category are responsible for the cost of search time exceeding two hours ($48.00/hour) and duplication fees ($.15 per page) exceeding 100 pages. Additional information about fees can be found in the Department of Defense Fees section of the electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-cfr) at

If you have any questions, please email or call the Requester Service Center at 703-227-9326.


Information Review and Release Group
National Reconnaissance Office

From: National Reconnaissance Office

Good Morning,

Please see the attachment with regard to your NRO FOIA Case F-2019-00113.

If you have any questions, or if you experience any issues in opening the attachments, please let us know.


National Reconnaissance Office
Information Review and Release Group

From: Ben Welsh

The documents released are not responsive to my request. I asked for the NROL-39 logo in its original SVG or EPS file format. What has been released is a scanned version of the logo in PDF format after having been printed out. I am not asking the agency to create a new record. I am also not asking for what has been previously released. I am asking for the logo itself in the format in which it was initially created by or for the government.