Raytheon, Raytheon Emirates business licenses UAE (Bureau Of Industry And Security)

Christopher Bing filed this request with the Bureau Of Industry And Security of the United States of America.
Tracking #

DOC-BIS-2019-001252

Multi Request Raytheon, Raytheon Emirates business licenses UAE
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Appeal

Communications

From: Christopher Bing

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents, notes or memos relating to the export control license approval process, including ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and/or EAR (Export Administration Regulations), for U.S. defense contractor Raytheon to sell cyber security services, data analytics, data interception and/or intelligence-collection software and hardware products to United Arab Emirates government agencies, including the National Electronic Security Authority (NESA), Ministry of Interior (MOI), Signals Intelligence Agency (SIA) or Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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,

C B

From: Bureau Of Industry And Security

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=DOC-BIS-2019-001252&type=request)
* Tracking Number: DOC-BIS-2019-001252
* Requester Name: C B
* Date Submitted: 05/16/2019
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents, notes or memos relating to the export control license approval process, including ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and/or EAR (Export Administration Regulations), for U.S. defense contractor Raytheon to sell cyber security services, data analytics, data interception and/or intelligence-collection software and hardware products to United Arab Emirates government agencies, including the National Electronic Security Authority (NESA), Ministry of Interior (MOI), Signals Intelligence Agency (SIA) or Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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,

C B

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AABTwXNBBtBHQyQ3q7topH2u4IM%3A1hR6Tp%3AWfLBQ757ahUVcztwVgmA3ag1Gzk&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fbureau-of-industry-and-security-14716%252Fraytheon-raytheon-emirates-business-licenses-uae-bureau-of-industry-and-security-73001%252F%253Femail%253DEFOIARequest%252540bis.doc.gov

From: Bureau Of Industry And Security

Hello C B,

May I know your full name. Due to fee related, I need to know who you are in order to apply the fee category to your request.

Thank you,

Grace Agyekum
Bureau of Industry and Security/DOC
Office of Planning, Evaluation & Management
CFO & DOA, Room 6521
1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20230
Telephone: 202-482-7893
Email: grace.agyekum@bis.doc.gov<mailto:grace.agyekum@bis.doc.gov>

From: Christopher Bing

Hi Grace,

Responding to your message about needing a full name.

My name is Christopher J. Bing. I am a reporter with Reuters news agency in Washington, DC. You can reach me at: 202-510-0174

Thanks!

From: Bureau Of Industry And Security

Hello Mr. Bing:

Please review the CCL on https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/regulations/export-administration-regulations-ear and identify which ECCN would fall into his description of cyber security services, data analytics, data interception and/or intelligence-collection software and hardware products. Also please specify the names of the government agencies and the date range for the report you are requesting.

Thank you,
Grace

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Christopher Bing

Hi Grace,

Thanks for getting back to me.

These are the UAE government agencies in question:
National Electronic Security Authority (NESA), Ministry of Interior (MOI), Signals Intelligence Agency (SIA) or Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).

The categories would be:

Category 3 - Electronics Design Development and Production

Category 4 - Computers

Category 5 Part 1 - Telecommunications

Category 5 Part 2 - Information Security

Category 6 - Sensors and Lasers

From: Bureau Of Industry And Security

Dear Mr. Bing:

May I know the date range for this request.

Thanks-Grace

From: Christopher Bing

Yes. Between 2011 and 2019

From: Bureau Of Industry And Security

Dear C B <requests@muckrock.com>,
Your password has been updated per your request. You can change your password in the future from your
profile page.
If you believe you received this email in error or need additional assistance, please contact the FOIAonline Help Desk. (mailto:foia.help@epa.gov)
Thank you!
FOIAonline Team (mailto:foia.help@epa.gov)

From: Bureau Of Industry And Security

Hello Mr. Bing:

Attached is a response to your request for DOC-BIS-2019-001252 (BIS-19-186). Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Grace Agyekum
1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Room 6622
Washington, DC 20230
Telephone: 202-482-7893
Email: grace.agyekum@bis.doc.gov<mailto:grace.agyekum@bis.doc.gov>

From: Christopher Bing

I am appealing the decision on the grounds that the release of the information is in fact in the national interest. I am also reminding the agency of the need to identify the specific harm that would result from the disclosure, as defined by the 2016 FOIA Improvement Act (referenced brief: https://www.rcfp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-08-07-Filed-Amicus-Br-Machado-Amadis-v.-Dept-of-Justice.pdf).

The disclosure of this information is in the public interest due to the United Arab Emirates track record concerning human rights and digital espionage, including against American citizens, as reported by Reuters in an article titled "Project Raven." It is important the public understand how U.S. companies may or may not be facilitating actions that could endanger privacy and civil liberties of both Americans and foreigners.

In addition, the disclosure is important due to the U.S. government's increasingly important relationship with the UAE government; as a partner in the Middle East on numerous initiatives. U.S. foreign policy in the region is highly influenced by the UAE royal family, which is empowered by American contractors. The U.S. has multiple military installations in the country. Information pertaining to Raytheon's role in the kingdom is vital to helping the public understand the geopolitical situation in the region.

Thank you for considering my appeal. I await your decision.

Christopher Bing
Reuters
240-688-7636

Files

pages

Close