Pathfinder program

Christopher Bing filed this request with the U.s. Cyber Command of the United States of America.
Due Aug. 13, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Christopher Bing

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Planning documents, memos and/or reports describing US Cyber Command's private sector engagement effort known as "Pathfinder," which has helped "select critical infrastructure partners to share threat information, conduct collaborative analysis of vulnerabilities and threats, and mitigate those
risks," according to past congressional testimony by Gen. Paul Nakasone. I am seeking emails and communications discussing partnerships between US Cyber Command and U.S. financial and energy firms.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. I am a member of the press

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,

Christopher Bing
Reporter, Reuters
cbing017@gmail.com
Contact information: https://medium.com/@Bing_Chris/how-to-contact-me-d2fd4bd3ed7b

From: U.s. Cyber Command

Good Afternoon Mr. Bing,

This email acknowledges receipt of your request - assigned case number is 19-R073.

As a representative of the news media, you will not be charged search or review costs.

Will be in touch regarding the processing of your request.

Have a great day!

v/r

Garth

Garth C.
USCYBERCOM FOIA
(301) 688-3585

From: U.s. Cyber Command

Hi Mr. Bing,

We're still in the "search" phase on these 3 (73, 74, 75).

I'll circle back next week with some more details that will better inform an estimated date of completion.

I hope you have a great weekend.

v/r

Garth

Garth C.
USCYBERCOM FOIA
(301) 688-3585

From: U.s. Cyber Command

Good Afternoon Mr. Bing,

Regarding an estimated date of completion - we're still collecting search results from the appropriate offices. From what I've seen so far, we'll need to send out a variety of consultations and referrals after we get the document universes defined.

We may be able to turn 74 and 75 a bit quicker, since the records sought should "explain the goal and purpose" (74) and "describe the partnership" (75), and these searches are not returning the volume of 73 - which is particularly voluminous.

Looking at our current queue and considering the "first-in/first-out" processing, it will be several months at least.

Is this helpful? Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

v/r

Garth

Garth C.
USCYBERCOM FOIA
(301) 688-3585

From: Christopher Bing

Yes this is helpful. Thanks Garth.

To whatever degree I can find information about the nature of the partnership and who these partners are - would be great. Hope this is helpful.

-Chris
202-510-0174

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