Physical Attacks Against Critical Infrastructure

Scriven King filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security, Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-NPFO-00172
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From: Scriven King

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any documents, correspondence, reports, presentations, & training materials related to attacks against critical infrastructure from November 2008 to February 2014 which may contain statistics about said attacks. If they do not contain statistics, I will accept those reports as well.

Any documents, correspondence, reports, presentations, & training materials related to physical attacks against critical infrastructure from November 2008 to February 2014 involving the destruction of power transmission lines and facilities.

Any documents, correspondence, reports, presentations, & training materials related to physical attacks against critical infrastructure from November 2008 to February 2014 involving the insertion of toxins and other unauthorized materials into the water supply.

Any white papers and reports related to the study of physical attacks against critical infrastructure nodes from November 2008 to February 2014.

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,

Scriven King

From: FOIA, NPPD

Mr. King, please find attached this office response to your FOIA request.

If you have any questions, please contact this office at 703-235-2211.
Thanks,

Gayle Worthy
Senior FOIA Program Specialist
Fax: 703-235-2052

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From: Scriven King

I'm requesting the following records:

Any briefing documents or presentations outlining any physical attacks against critical infrastructure in particular where the target is energy-related from 2008 to 2014. I'm particularly interested in any whitepapers or training documents your department has on critical infrastructure physical security which you may have sent to private and public sector agencies from 2008 to 2014. I'm also interested in any documents outlining or briefing any attacks where poison or other toxins were intentionally used in a chemical attack. With respect to these, I'm interested in the executive summaries and other substantive contents. I'm also interested in any documents whose sole purpose was the study of attacks against critical infrastructure. I'd also like any and all documents where the criminal profile of those captured in the attack or planning the attacks was discussed. I'm also interested in any Memorandum of Understanding, agreements, and Request for Information with private and public sector agencies regarding responses to critical infrastructure attacks.

Scriven King

From: FOIA, NPPD

Mr. King, please provide a phone number that we can reach you on to discuss your request.

Thank you,

Gayle Worthy
Senior FOIA Program Specialist
Office: 703-235-2211
Fax: 703-235-2052

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From: Scriven King

757 296 2116.

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 Feb. 18, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-NPFO-00172.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA, NPPD

Mr. King,

Good afternoon.

On March 12, 2014 we advised you that your request was too broad. On March 13, you responded with an equally broad request. Subsequently, we asked for a phone number to discuss your case. On March 19th you provided us a phone number, 757-296-2116 which we called and left a voice message. To date, you have not responded to our call.

As more than 30 days have passed we have administratively closed your case. Please resubmit your request containing a reasonable description of the records you are seeking. Upon receipt of a perfected request, you will be advised as to the status of your request.

Please ensure your request is not too broad in scope and specifically identifies the records which you are seeking. Records must be described in reasonably sufficient detail to enable government employees who are familiar with the subject area to locate records without placing an unreasonable burden upon the agency. For this reason, §5.3(b) of the DHS regulations, 6 C.F.R. Part 5, require that you describe the records you are seeking with as much information as possible to ensure that our search can locate them with a reasonable amount of effort. Whenever possible, a request should include specific information about each record sought, such as the date, title or name, author, recipients, and subject matter of the records, if known, or the DHS component or office you believe created and/or controls the record. The FOIA does not require an agency to create new records, answer questions posed by requesters, or attempt to interpret a request that does not identify specific records.

Feel free to contact us at 702-235-2211.

Thank you
Sandy Ford Page
Chief, FOIA Operations
NPPD

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Warning: This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information such as found under 49 CFR 1520 or the Privacy Act of 1974. It should not be communicated to any person, or agency, unless disclosure is in performance of official DHS duties and there exists a valid need to know. 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.

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