OIA Reports Index (OIA)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence & Analysis of the United States of America.
Tracking # 11-OIA-0056
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A list, catalog, or index of all reports issued in 2011 which contain the numbering system "IA-0000-11". 11 is the year of the report and 0000 is the number of the report which is updated sequentially. At a minimum, the responsive record should include the name or subject of the report and the report number.

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.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers

From: Under Secretary Office of Intelligence & Analysis

From: "Tucker, Tony" <Tony.Tucker@dhs.gov>

Mr. Smathers,

Please find attached I&A final response letter with responsive
document answering the subject FOIA case.

thanks <<11-OIA-0056_Smathers Final Letter.docx>> <<11-OIA-0056
Index.docx>>

vr
Tony R. Tucker
Tony R. Tucker
FOIA/Records Officer
Department of Homeland Security
Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)
Desk: (202) 447-4190
tony.tucker@hq.dhs.gov

From: "Tucker, Tony" <Tony.Tucker@dhs.gov>

Mr. Smathers,

I'm in the process of reviewing all submitted FOIA
requests and wanted to ensure that you did in fact receive a final
response in regards to your FOIA request# 11-OIA-0021.

Please advise when you have a moment, I can be contacted
at 202-447-4190.

Thanks

vr

Tony R. Tucker

Tony R. Tucker

FOIA/Records Officer

Department of Homeland Security

Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)

Desk: (202) 447-4190

tony.tucker@hq.dhs.gov

From: "Tucker, Tony" <Tony.Tucker@dhs.gov>

Mr. Smathers,

I referenced the wrong FOIA Case number the correct
number is 11-OIA-0032. Sorry for the confusion.

Please advise when you have a moment, I can be contacted
at 202-447-4190.

Thanks

vr

Tony R. Tucker

Tony R. Tucker

FOIA/Records Officer

Department of Homeland Security

Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)

Desk: (202) 447-4190

tony.tucker@hq.dhs.gov

From: Jason Smathers

The record you provided is not what I was looking for. You provided an index of FOIA requests, however, I am looking for an index of reports issued by OIA.

For example, see this OIA report: http://www.fas.org/irp/eprint/rightwing.pdf

The above report is numbered IA-0257-09. It is an "assessment" and is titled "(U//FOUO) Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment"

This example report is one of many that OIA publishes. These reports are given a number such as IA-0257-09 in this case. My request is for an index of these reports where the report number ends in -11, indicating it was created in fiscal year 2011.

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 30, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 30, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

From: "Tucker, Tony" <Tony.Tucker@HQ.DHS.GOV>

Mr. Smathers,

As per your email dated 29 November 2011 whereas, you
are requesting the status of the subject FOIA case. DHS/I&A forwarded
you a final response letter, dated 7 October 2011 with an attached
Index. The letter w/atch were emailed to the above email address on 7
October 2011. Your request was also closed on this date as well, so if
you did not receive the email with attachments I have re-attached both
the final response letter and the index.

If you are looking for something other than what was provided to you in
the index we respectfully ask that you submit a new FOIA request with
specific information that you wish this office retrieve.

Thank you

vr

Tony R. Tucker

FOIA/Records Officer

Department of Homeland Security

Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)

(202) 447-4190

tony.tucker@hq.dhs.gov

From: Jason Smathers

I appeal the exclusion of responsive records. On October 28, 2011 I sent an email that went unanswered trying to explain the problem. The contents of that email follow:

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The record you provided is not what I was looking for. You provided an index of FOIA requests, however, I am looking for an index of reports issued by OIA.

For example, see this OIA report: http://www.fas.org/irp/eprint/rightwing.pdf

The above report is numbered IA-0257-09. It is an "assessment" and is titled "(U//FOUO) Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment"

This example report is one of many that OIA publishes. These reports are given a number such as IA-0257-09 in this case. My request is for an index of these reports where the report number ends in -11, indicating it was created in fiscal year 2011.

--- end quote ---

Because this email has gone unanswered. I hereby appeal the final response which did not include the responsive records being sought.

My initial request was for: "A list, catalog, or index of all reports issued in 2011 which contain the numbering system "IA-0000-11". 11 is the year of the report and 0000 is the number of the report which is updated sequentially. At a minimum, the responsive record should include the name or subject of the report and the report number."

What you provided was a list of FOIA requests and their tracking numbers, which is not responsive to this request.

Please consider my initial request and the clarification later provided and quoted and provide the responsive records.

Regards,
Jason Smathers

From: Jason Smathers

Hi,

Could you update me on the status of this appeal?

Thanks

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 Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

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 Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

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 Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

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 Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

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 Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

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 Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

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 Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

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 Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

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 Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

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 Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

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 Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

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 Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

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 Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

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 Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

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 Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

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 Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

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 Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

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 Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

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 Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

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 Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

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 Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock

Hello,

There has been no update as to the status of this appeal for more than 2 years. Please advise.

Thank you.

From: Jason Smathers

FOIA APPEAL

Dear Appeals Authority,

This is an appeal under the Freedom of Information Act. On September 30, 2011 I made a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence and Analysis. I requested the following records:

A list, catalog, or index of all reports issued in 2011 which contain the numbering system "IA-0000-11". 11 is the year of the report and 0000 is the number of the report which is updated sequentially. At a minimum, the responsive record should include the name or subject of the report and the report number.

On October 7, 2011, Tony Tucker responded by providing me a log of FOIA requests made to their office.

On October 28, 2011 I responded to Mr. Tucker explaining that the FOIA log was not responsive to my request and that I was in fact looking for a different record. In my October 28, 2011 response, I provided the following explanation:
“The record you provided is not what I was looking for. You provided an index of FOIA requests, however, I am looking for an index of reports issued by OIA. For example, see this OIA report: http://www.fas.org/irp/eprint/rightwing.pdf The above report is numbered IA-0257-09. It is an ‘assessment’ and is titled "(U//FOUO) Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment" This example report is one of many that OIA publishes. These reports are given a number such as IA-0257-09 in this case. My request is for an index of these reports where the report number ends in -11, indicating it was created in fiscal year 2011.”

Mr. Tucker did not respond to my October 28, 2011 correspondence. So, I sent a follow up request for a status update on November 29, 2011. Mr. Tucker responded that same day with a duplicate copy of the first response.

On November 30, 2011, I sent an appeal to Mr. Tucker where I included my prior communication and stated the following: “Because this email has gone unanswered. I hereby appeal the final response which did not include the responsive records being sought. My initial request was for: ‘A list, catalog, or index of all reports issued in 2011 which contain the numbering system ‘IA-0000-11’. 11 is the year of the report and 0000 is the number of the report which is updated sequentially. At a minimum, the responsive record should include the name or subject of the report and the report number. What you provided was a list of FOIA requests and their tracking numbers, which is not responsive to this request. Please consider my initial request and the clarification later provided and quoted and provide the responsive records.”

I have received no communication from the Office of Intelligence and Analysis since this time. I requested status updates on the following dates, but received no reply:
April 16, 2012
May 16, 2012
Aug. 14, 2012
Sept. 13, 2012
Oct. 13, 2012
Nov. 12, 2012
Dec. 12, 2012
Jan. 15, 2013
Feb. 14, 2013
April 4, 2013
May 15, 2013
June 14, 2013
July 14, 2013
Aug. 13, 2013
Sept. 12, 2013
Oct. 12, 2013
Nov. 11, 2013
Dec. 11, 2013
Jan. 10, 2014
Feb. 9, 2014
March 11, 2014
April 10, 2014
May 4, 2014

Since my last twenty-three requests to the office of Intelligence and Analysis have gone unanswered. I appeal the constructive denial of my request.

Regards,
Jason Smathers

From: Lasko, Linda

Mr. Smathers,

Attached, please find an acknowledgment of your appeal related to FOIA # 11-OIA-0056.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

202-343-1743 (Main FOIA Number)

Visit our FOIA website

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you.

From: Meus, Lauren M CIV

Mr. Smathers:

Please find attached the FOIA Appeal decision issued by Judge Jordan's office.

Thank you,

Lauren Meus
Hearing Docket Clerk

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 Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056 ; 2014-HQAP-00064.

Thank you for your help.

From: Lasko, Linda

Mr. Smathers,

Please follow up with the I&A FOIA office for the status of your appeal remand. In addition, the DHS FOIA Public Liaison may be reached at the Main FOIA Number listed below.

Sincerely,

Linda Lasko
FOIA Program Specialist
Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

202-343-1743 (Main FOIA Number)
202-343-4011 (Fax)

Visit our FOIA website

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From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com> [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 5:01 AM
To: Meus, Lauren M CIV
Cc: I&AFOIA; FOIA
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Request #11-OIA-0056 ; 2014-HQAP-00064

August 11, 2014

Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence & Analysis Under Secretary Office of Intelligence & Analysis U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, D.C. 20528

This is a follow up to request number 11-OIA-0056 ; 2014-HQAP-00064:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056 ; 2014-HQAP-00064.

Thank you for your help.

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On July 10, 2014:

Mr. Smathers:

Please find attached the FOIA Appeal decision issued by Judge Jordan's office.

Thank you,

Lauren Meus

Hearing Docket Clerk

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On May 22, 2014:

Mr. Smathers,

Attached, please find an acknowledgment of your appeal related to FOIA # 11-OIA-0056.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

202-343-1743 (Main FOIA Number)

Visit our FOIA website

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you.

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On May 7, 2014:

FOIA APPEAL

Dear Appeals Authority,

This is an appeal under the Freedom of Information Act. On September 30, 2011 I made a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence and Analysis. I requested the following records:

A list, catalog, or index of all reports issued in 2011 which contain the numbering system "IA-0000-11". 11 is the year of the report and 0000 is the number of the report which is updated sequentially. At a minimum, the responsive record should include the name or subject of the report and the report number.

On October 7, 2011, Tony Tucker responded by providing me a log of FOIA requests made to their office.

On October 28, 2011 I responded to Mr. Tucker explaining that the FOIA log was not responsive to my request and that I was in fact looking for a different record. In my October 28, 2011 response, I provided the following explanation:

“The record you provided is not what I was looking for. You provided an index of FOIA requests, however, I am looking for an index of reports issued by OIA. For example, see this OIA report: http://www.fas.org/irp/eprint/rightwing.pdf The above report is numbered IA-0257-09. It is an ‘assessment’ and is titled "(U//FOUO) Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment" This example report is one of many that OIA publishes. These reports are given a number such as IA-0257-09 in this case. My request is for an index of these reports where the report number ends in -11, indicating it was created in fiscal year 2011.”

Mr. Tucker did not respond to my October 28, 2011 correspondence. So, I sent a follow up request for a status update on November 29, 2011. Mr. Tucker responded that same day with a duplicate copy of the first response.

On November 30, 2011, I sent an appeal to Mr. Tucker where I included my prior communication and stated the following: “Because this email has gone unanswered. I hereby appeal the final response which did not include the responsive records being sought. My initial request was for: ‘A list, catalog, or index of all reports issued in 2011 which contain the numbering system ‘IA-0000-11’. 11 is the year of the report and 0000 is the number of the report which is updated sequentially. At a minimum, the responsive record should include the name or subject of the report and the report number. What you provided was a list of FOIA requests and their tracking numbers, which is not responsive to this request. Please consider my initial request and the clarification later provided and quoted and provide the responsive records.”

I have received no communication from the Office of Intelligence and Analysis since this time. I requested status updates on the following dates, but received no reply:

April 16, 2012

May 16, 2012

Aug. 14, 2012

Sept. 13, 2012

Oct. 13, 2012

Nov. 12, 2012

Dec. 12, 2012

Jan. 15, 2013

Feb. 14, 2013

April 4, 2013

May 15, 2013

June 14, 2013

July 14, 2013

Aug. 13, 2013

Sept. 12, 2013

Oct. 12, 2013

Nov. 11, 2013

Dec. 11, 2013

Jan. 10, 2014

Feb. 9, 2014

March 11, 2014

April 10, 2014

May 4, 2014

Since my last twenty-three requests to the office of Intelligence and Analysis have gone unanswered. I appeal the constructive denial of my request.

Regards,

Jason Smathers

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On May 4, 2014:

Hello,

There has been no update as to the status of this appeal for more than 2 years. Please advise.

Thank you.

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On April 10, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

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On March 11, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

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On Feb. 9, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

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On Jan. 10, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

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On Dec. 11, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

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On Nov. 11, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

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On Oct. 12, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

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On Sept. 12, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

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On Aug. 13, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

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On July 14, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

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On June 14, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

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On May 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

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On April 4, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

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On Feb. 14, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

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On Jan. 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

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On Dec. 12, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

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On Nov. 12, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

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On Oct. 13, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

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On Sept. 13, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

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On Aug. 14, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

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On May 16, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

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On April 16, 2012:

Hi,

Could you update me on the status of this appeal?

Thanks

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On Nov. 30, 2011:

I appeal the exclusion of responsive records. On October 28, 2011 I sent an email that went unanswered trying to explain the problem. The contents of that email follow:

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The record you provided is not what I was looking for. You provided an index of FOIA requests, however, I am looking for an index of reports issued by OIA.

For example, see this OIA report: http://www.fas.org/irp/eprint/rightwing.pdf

The above report is numbered IA-0257-09. It is an "assessment" and is titled "(U//FOUO) Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment"

This example report is one of many that OIA publishes. These reports are given a number such as IA-0257-09 in this case. My request is for an index of these reports where the report number ends in -11, indicating it was created in fiscal year 2011.

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Because this email has gone unanswered. I hereby appeal the final response which did not include the responsive records being sought.

My initial request was for: "A list, catalog, or index of all reports issued in 2011 which contain the numbering system "IA-0000-11". 11 is the year of the report and 0000 is the number of the report which is updated sequentially. At a minimum, the responsive record should include the name or subject of the report and the report number."

What you provided was a list of FOIA requests and their tracking numbers, which is not responsive to this request.

Please consider my initial request and the clarification later provided and quoted and provide the responsive records.

Regards,

Jason Smathers

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On Nov. 29, 2011:

Mr. Smathers,

As per your email dated 29 November 2011 whereas, you

are requesting the status of the subject FOIA case. DHS/I&A forwarded

you a final response letter, dated 7 October 2011 with an attached

Index. The letter w/atch were emailed to the above email address on 7

October 2011. Your request was also closed on this date as well, so if

you did not receive the email with attachments I have re-attached both

the final response letter and the index.

If you are looking for something other than what was provided to you in

the index we respectfully ask that you submit a new FOIA request with

specific information that you wish this office retrieve.

Thank you

vr

Tony R. Tucker

FOIA/Records Officer

Department of Homeland Security

Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)

(202) 447-4190

tony.tucker@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:tony.tucker@hq.dhs.gov>

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On Nov. 29, 2011:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 30, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

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On Nov. 29, 2011:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 30, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056.

Thank you for your help.

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On Oct. 28, 2011:

The record you provided is not what I was looking for. You provided an index of FOIA requests, however, I am looking for an index of reports issued by OIA.

For example, see this OIA report: http://www.fas.org/irp/eprint/rightwing.pdf

The above report is numbered IA-0257-09. It is an "assessment" and is titled "(U//FOUO) Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment"

This example report is one of many that OIA publishes. These reports are given a number such as IA-0257-09 in this case. My request is for an index of these reports where the report number ends in -11, indicating it was created in fiscal year 2011.

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On Oct. 10, 2011:

Mr. Smathers,

I referenced the wrong FOIA Case number the correct

number is 11-OIA-0032. Sorry for the confusion.

Please advise when you have a moment, I can be contacted

at 202-447-4190.

Thanks

vr

Tony R. Tucker

Tony R. Tucker

FOIA/Records Officer

Department of Homeland Security

Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)

Desk: (202) 447-4190

tony.tucker@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:tony.tucker@hq.dhs.gov>

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On Oct. 10, 2011:

Mr. Smathers,

I'm in the process of reviewing all submitted FOIA

requests and wanted to ensure that you did in fact receive a final

response in regards to your FOIA request# 11-OIA-0021.

Please advise when you have a moment, I can be contacted

at 202-447-4190.

Thanks

vr

Tony R. Tucker

Tony R. Tucker

FOIA/Records Officer

Department of Homeland Security

Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)

Desk: (202) 447-4190

tony.tucker@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:tony.tucker@hq.dhs.gov>

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On Oct. 7, 2011:

Mr. Smathers,

Please find attached I&A final response letter with responsive

document answering the subject FOIA case.

thanks <<11-OIA-0056_Smathers Final Letter.docx>> <<11-OIA-0056

Index.docx>>

vr

Tony R. Tucker

Tony R. Tucker

FOIA/Records Officer

Department of Homeland Security

Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)

Desk: (202) 447-4190

tony.tucker@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:tony.tucker@hq.dhs.gov>

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On Oct. 5, 2011:

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On Sept. 30, 2011:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A list, catalog, or index of all reports issued in 2011 which contain the numbering system "IA-0000-11". 11 is the year of the report and 0000 is the number of the report which is updated sequentially. At a minimum, the responsive record should include the name or subject of the report and the report number.

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.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers

Filed via MuckRock.com

E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

For mailed responses, please address (see note):

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 839

PO Box 55819

Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

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Per the attached communications, I would like to request a status update on my appeal.

Thank you so much.

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Thank you for your help.

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Thank you for your help.

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Thank you for your help.

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056 ; 2014-HQAP-00064.

Thank you for your help.

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056 ; 2014-HQAP-00064.

Thank you for your help.

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056 ; 2014-HQAP-00064.

Thank you for your help.

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056 ; 2014-HQAP-00064.

Thank you for your help.

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056 ; 2014-HQAP-00064.

Thank you for your help.

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056 ; 2014-HQAP-00064.

Thank you for your help.

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 29, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #11-OIA-0056 ; 2014-HQAP-00064.

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

From: Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence & Analysis

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

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