NSA Parking Complaints

Jason Smathers filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Complaints from any person to the NSA concerning parking at NSA headquarters at Ft. Meade between 9/11/2001 and the date this request is processed.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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.


Jason Smathers
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From: National Security Agency

From: National Security Agency

From: Jason Smathers

You have assessed a significant search fee. I appeal. You failed to meet the statutory time limit in responding to a FOIA request. According to the 2007 amendment, you are not permitted to charge search fees to any party. Please process this request without any search fees.

Furthermore, this request is a news media request. I make the request with the intent to take the responsive records, create a unique work with em, then publish them. I have a proven track record for publish stories and am assured publication of this article. If you would like to view previous news articles written by myself, visit witnessesuntome.com and click on the news link. Please bill this request according to the news media fee category. You called the request "all other" and I appeal.

Finally, the search fee suggested is outrageous. You must search in a more efficient manor than you propose. This is a clear and concise request that a person knowledgeable about the subject should be able to quickly locate the records requested. Please reassess the number of hours required for this request. I appeal the unreasonable estimate.

From: National Security Agency