Processing notes for Case 71184B (NSA Leak Talking Points)

Zack Sampson filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # 75379A
Status
Completed

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From: Zack Sampson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All processing notes for FOIA Case 71184B.

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,

Zack Sampson

From: foiarsc, foiarsc

Good Morning MuckRock,

We have received a request from Zack Sampson for "all processing notes for FOIA Case 71184B". please advise if you are seeking (a) the administrative processing file only, or (b) the administrative file along with any documents released in 71184B.

From: Zack Sampson

Hello,

We are just looking for the administrative processing file only.

Thank you.

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 Oct. 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: foiarsc, foiarsc

Mr. Sampson,

This email acknowledges that we have received your FOIA request for " the administrative processing file" related to Case 71184B. Your request was received on 31 October 2013, and clarified on 4 November 2013. It has been assigned Case Number 75379.

Due to a significant increase in the number of requests being received by this Agency, we are experiencing delays in processing. We have begun to process your request and will provide a more substantive response to you as soon as we are able.

We appreciate your patience as we continue to work all cases in the order in which they are received.
Regards,

Cindy Blacker
NSA/CSS FOIA Officer. POC
(301)688-6527

From: National Security Agency

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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 Oct. 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #75379.

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 Oct. 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #75379.

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 Oct. 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #75379.

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 Oct. 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #75379.

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 Oct. 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #75379.

Thank you for your help.

From: foiarsc, foiarsc

Mr. Sampson,

As noted in our correspondence dated 24 Dec. 2013, your FOIA Case 75379 I currently in our backlog, pending assignment to a first level reviewer. All cases must go through two levels of review before we can make a release determination.

The NSA/CSS frequently receives referrals and consultations from other agencies that often pre-date the cases in our backlog queue. Other agencies, with similar backlogs, may have a case for a year or more before determining that they need to consult or refer their case to the NSA. When this happens, Department of Justice mandate requires this Agency to place a referral/consultation ahead of others. Therefore our backlog queue has a tendency to fluctuate over time with regard to where each FOIA case stands. This is also why it is difficult to provide an estimated response date as it could change.
We appreciate your patience as we work our FOIA cases in the order in which they were received, in accordance with established regulations.

Due to the significant increase in the volume of requests that this Agency is processing, we suggest you check back in 8-12 months.
Regards,
Cindy B
NSA/CSS FOIA Requester Service Center
(301)688-6527

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 Oct. 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #75379.

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 Oct. 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #75379.

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 Oct. 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #75379.

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 Oct. 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #75379.

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 Oct. 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #75379.

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 Oct. 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #75379.

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 Oct. 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #75379.

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 Oct. 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #75379.

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 Oct. 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #75379.

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 Oct. 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #75379.

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

From: foiarsc, foiarsc

Dear Mr. Sampson

This email responds to the automated status checks submitted for Case 75379. The case is still in our complex backlog queue, pending assignment to a first level review. Please be advised that each case must go through two levels of review before a release determination can be made. Given the volume of our backlog and the fluctuation of queue placement due to consults from other agencies that predate your request, it's likely that your case may not be assigned to a first level review within the next 12 months. At this time, the estimated completion date is approximately 2-3 years.
We appreciate your patience thus far.
Regards,
Cindy B
NSA/CSS FOIA Requester Service Center
(301)688-6527

From: National Security Agency

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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