NSA Fixmo technology transfer contract

Andrew Couts filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking #

815554B

81554A

Status
Completed

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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:

I request copies of the exclusive Patent License Agreement (PLA) and short-term consulting Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), signed between NSA and Fixmo in June 2010.

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

Kevin Collier

From: National Security Agency

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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 June 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #81554.

Thank you for your help.

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 June 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #81554.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: foiarsc, foiarsc

Dear Mr. Collier,

This responds to your recent request for a status update for case 81554. Your case is in one of our initial processing queues pending assignment to a Case Office for further evaluation and/or document search if applicable. This means we still need to search for documents, after it's assigned to a Case Officer. Due to the significant increase in FOIA requests, it is difficult estimate the completion date at this time. However, we can estimate that your case may be assigned to a Case Officer within the next 18-24 months. Estimating an actual completion date for your case is also difficult, as it is entirely dependent on whether or not document are located, how many documents are found, and the complexity of any document located. The approximate completion date for those cases in the median range is 3-4 years. Please be advised that this estimate is subject to change.

We appreciate your patience thus far.
Regards,
Cindy
NSA/CSS FOIA Requester Service Center
(301)688-6527

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: National Security Agency

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Muckrock Staff

Hello,
In response to your Nov. 9, 2017 letter asking if I would like you to continue processing FOIA Case #81554A, yes, please continue processing this request. Thank you.

From: Andrew Couts

Yes, we filed this request in June 2015. And we've mailed your office about 20 times asking for an update. May I have an estimated date of completion for this request? I believe you're required to give us one if asked under the CFA.

From: National Security Agency

Good Morning:

Thank you for inquiring about FOIA Case 81554. Your case has been assigned for initial processing and a search for responsive material is in progress. However, any responsive material located will require review and be placed on our backlog for such cases. We estimate that the continued processing of your case will take two or more years to complete.

Thank you,

FOIA Customer Representative

From: National Security Agency

Good Morning:

Please reference our response to you dated 9 January 2018, in which we estimate that the continued processing of your case will take two or more years to complete. There has been no change in our estimated completion date. Please be advised that we will not provide a response to any future status checks from you, unless there has been a change to the status of your request.

Thank you,

FOIA Customer Representative

From: National Security Agency

Mr. Collier:

This further responds to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of 17 June 2015, for "copies of the exclusive Patent License Agreement (PLA) and short-term consulting Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), signed between NSA and Fixmo in June 2010."

Please be advised that the PLA and CRADA sought was sent to the respective company, to allow them the opportunity to recommend and justify any withholding under FOIA exemption 5 U.S.C. 552 (b)(4). After receipt of their response, a final assessment of all responsive material will be completed prior to finalization of your request.

Thank you,

FOIA Customer Representative

From: National Security Agency

Good Morning Mr. Collier:

Your case is still in one of processing queues, pending assignment to a first level review. Each case must go through two levels of review before a release determination can be made. It's likely that your case may not be assigned to a first level review within the next 6 months. At this time, the estimated completion date is approximately 1 year. Please be advised that we will not provide a response to any future status checks from you, unless there has been a change to the status of your request.

Thank you,

FOIA Customer Representative

From: National Security Agency

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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