|Submitted||Aug. 14, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
### Background ##
"Obelisk" is the term given to a previous network of Al Qaeda websites and servers: http://www.thedailybeast.com/how-the-nsa-became-a-killing-machine
My request concerns records around "Obelisk".
### Request ###
- All presentations, reports, and memorandums about, related to, or concerning Obelisk, from 1st January 2000 to the present.
In order to help to determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am a journalist writing for Motherboard, VICE's technology and science site, and that this request is being made as part of news gathering.
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.
The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.