|Submitted||April 20, 2015|
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
The FBI's budget documentation relating to ‘Operation Onymous’, the multi-agency effort that shutdown a number of sites on the so-called ‘dark web’ in November 2014, as well as the total cost of the operation, if such documents are within the FBI's records.
The requested documents will be used as part of reporting for Motherboard, the tech publication of Vice Media, and I request that any fees be waived as they are both in the public interest and being used for journalistic endeavors.
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.
Dear Mr. Mead,
The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.
Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.
Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/, http://www.fbi.gov/foia/ or http://www.justice.gov/oip. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.
David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997
An interim response, stating the request is being processed.
The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.