Monday, April 21, 2014

FOI Request

NSA talking points 1/20/09-present.

Requested by jasonsmathers on Jan. 3, 2011 for the National Security Agency of United States of America and fufilled on Oct. 1, 2012

Status: Completed

From Jason Smathers on Jan. 3, 2011:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any documents with the phrase TALKING POINTS in the title produced in the NSA Public Affairs Office between 1/20/2009 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, 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
Filed via
E-mail (Preferred):
Daytime: (617) 299-1832
For mailed responses, please address:
185 Beacon St. #3
Somerville, MA 02143

From National Security Agency on Jan. 25, 2011:

Initial Response
Initial Response
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An initial response to a request for all NSA talking points documents,
From Department of Defense on Oct. 1, 2012:

Cover Letter
Cover Letter
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A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.
Responsive Documents
Responsive Documents
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A copy of documents responsive to the request.
  • Initial Response
  • Cover Letter
  • Responsive Documents
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