OBIM Contracts

Dhruv Mehrotra filed this request with the Department Of Homeland Security, Office Of Biometric Identity Management of the United States of America .
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From: Dhruv Mehrotra


To Whom It May Concern:

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

To whom it may concern,

I am requesting records under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”). 5 U.S.C.§ 552.

Further, I am seeking expedited processing of my request pursuant to 5 U.S.C.§ 552(a)(6)(E), as the subject of my request concerns a matter of current exigency to the American public

REQUEST:
I am seeking any and all records pertaining to contracts (either denied or executed) and communications (electronic or otherwise) between the Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) and the following companies:

1) 10PEARLS FEDERAL LLC
2) 10Pearls

1) Please include any internal memos generated by OBIM pertaining to the engagement of contractors to develop biometric technologies.
2) Please include any directives from other United States Government agencies pertaining to the engagement of contractors to develop biometric technologies.

The above requests include:
1) Any communications, including emails, text messages, and written correspondence.
2) Any physical documents, including memos, briefs and reports.

SEARCH PARAMETERS:

1) Please limit your search to records created on or after JANUARY 1, 2011, up to the date/time the search for responsive records begins. Including any records created before this time frame that have been circulated or shared among OBIM employees.
2) Include any publicly available records.
3) Search for, and disclose, releasable records even if they are available publicly through other sources outside OBIM, such as the National Archives and Records Administration.
4) If any records responsive or potentially responsive to my request have been destroyed, my request includes, but is not limited to, any and all records relating or referring to the destruction of those records. This includes, but is not limited to, any and all records relating or referring to the events leading to the destruction of those records.

CERTIFICATION:
The above information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.

FURNISHING OF ELECTRONIC RECORDS:
Please furnish all responsive records in electronic format.

FEES:
Please advise of any fees that may be required in advance.

FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE:
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at: (805)-338-3408.

Please be aware that under 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(A), a FOIA request is considered constructively denied after twenty business days and is subject to an appeal on that basis.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

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.

Sincerely,

Dhruv Mehrotra

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