Records re: investigation of Xiafen “Sherry” Chen

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Commerce of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # DOC-OS-2015-001494
Status
Rejected

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records regarding the investigation and prosecution of Xiafen “Sherry” Chen, a former employee of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who was accused of accessing restricted U.S. Government files. [For reference: https://www.fbi.gov/cincinnati/press-releases/2014/noaa-national-weather-service-employee-indicted-for-allegedly-downloading-restricted-government-files].

The requested documents are being made as part of a journalistic investigation and will be made available to the general public. This request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: foia@noaa.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d2807cf28f)
* Tracking Number: DOC-NOAA-2015-001494
* Requester Name: Beryl C. Lipton
* Date Submitted: 07/01/2015
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
All records regarding the investigation and prosecution of Xiafen “Sherry” Chen, a former employee of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who was accused of accessing restricted U.S. Government files. [For reference: https://www.fbi.gov/cincinnati/press-releases/2014/noaa-national-weather-service-employee-indicted-for-allegedly-downloading-restricted-government-files]. The requested documents are being made as part of a journalistic investigation and will be made available to the general public. This request is not being made for commercial purposes.
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.

From: EFOIA@doc.gov

The FOIA request DOC-NOAA-2015-001494 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOC-2015-001494. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number:
DOC-NOAA-2015-001494
* New Tracking Number:
DOC-2015-001494
* Requester Name:
Beryl C. Lipton
* Date Submitted:
07/01/2015
* Long Description:
All records regarding the investigation and prosecution of Xiafen “Sherry” Chen, a former employee of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who was accused of accessing restricted U.S. Government files. [For reference: https://www.fbi.gov/cincinnati/press-releases/2014/noaa-national-weather-service-employee-indicted-for-allegedly-downloading-restricted-government-files].

From: EFOIA@doc.gov

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request DOC-2015-001494 has been
denied.
Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Request Created on:
07/01/2015
* Request Long Description:
All records regarding the investigation and prosecution of Xiafen “Sherry” Chen, a former employee of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who was accused of accessing restricted U.S. Government files. [For reference: https://www.fbi.gov/cincinnati/press-releases/2014/noaa-national-weather-service-employee-indicted-for-allegedly-downloading-restricted-government-files].

From: foia@noaa.gov

The FOIA request DOC-2015-001494 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOC-NOAA-2015-001494. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number:
DOC-2015-001494
* New Tracking Number:
DOC-NOAA-2015-001494
* Requester Name:
Beryl C. Lipton
* Date Submitted:
07/01/2015
* Long Description:
All records regarding the investigation and prosecution of Xiafen “Sherry” Chen, a former employee of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who was accused of accessing restricted U.S. Government files. [For reference: https://www.fbi.gov/cincinnati/press-releases/2014/noaa-national-weather-service-employee-indicted-for-allegedly-downloading-restricted-government-files].

From: EFOIA@doc.gov

The FOIA request DOC-NOAA-2015-001494 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOC-2015-001494. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number:
DOC-NOAA-2015-001494
* New Tracking Number:
DOC-2015-001494
* Requester Name:
Beryl C. Lipton
* Date Submitted:
07/01/2015
* Long Description:
All records regarding the investigation and prosecution of Xiafen “Sherry” Chen, a former employee of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who was accused of accessing restricted U.S. Government files. [For reference: https://www.fbi.gov/cincinnati/press-releases/2014/noaa-national-weather-service-employee-indicted-for-allegedly-downloading-restricted-government-files].

From: EFOIA@doc.gov

The FOIA request DOC-2015-001494 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOC-OS-2015-001494. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number:
DOC-2015-001494
* New Tracking Number:
DOC-OS-2015-001494
* Requester Name:
Beryl C. Lipton
* Date Submitted:
07/01/2015
* Long Description:
All records regarding the investigation and prosecution of Xiafen “Sherry” Chen, a former employee of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who was accused of accessing restricted U.S. Government files. [For reference: https://www.fbi.gov/cincinnati/press-releases/2014/noaa-national-weather-service-employee-indicted-for-allegedly-downloading-restricted-government-files].

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 June 30, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #DOC-OS-2015-001494.

Thank you for your help.

From: Parsons, Bobbie

Hi Mr. Lipton,

I am responding to you email sent to efoia@doc.gov regarding the your FOIA DOC-OS-2015-001494.

Unfortunately your FOIA was originally miss-assigned and has been reassigned to the appropriate action office. The office that is being assigned lead action on your request is the Department of Commerce, Office of Security. The contact information for this office is below:

Kevin S. Sadler, Assistant Director
Project & Administrative Management Division
U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Security
1401 Constitution Ave, NW - RM. 1067
Washington, D.C. 20230
Desk: (202) 482-0661 Fax: (202) 501-6355
Email: ksadler@doc.gov<mailto:ksadler@doc.gov>.

We send our apologies for this miss-direction.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can also contact the Departmental FOIA Officer in the Office of Privacy and Open Government (OPOG), Mike Toland at 202-482-3842 or email at mtoland@doc.gov<mailto:mtoland@doc.gov>; the FOIA Specialist in OPOG, Harriette Boyd at 202-482-1485 or email at HBoyd1@doc.gov<mailto:HBoyd1@doc.gov>; or myself, Bobbie Parsons, FOIA Officer, Immediate Office of the Secretary, OPOG at 202-482-3257 or at BParsons@doc.gov<mailto:BParsons@doc.gov>.
Thanks,
Bobbie

From: Parsons, Bobbie

Hi Mr. Lipton,

I am responding to you email sent to efoia@doc.gov regarding the your FOIA DOC-OS-2015-001494.

Unfortunately your FOIA was originally miss-assigned and has been reassigned to the appropriate action office. The office that is being assigned lead action on your request is the Department of Commerce, Office of Security. The contact information for this office is below:

Kevin S. Sadler, Assistant Director
Project & Administrative Management Division
U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Security
1401 Constitution Ave, NW - RM. 1067
Washington, D.C. 20230
Desk: (202) 482-0661 Fax: (202) 501-6355
Email: ksadler@doc.gov<mailto:ksadler@doc.gov>.

We send our apologies for this miss-direction. If you have any questions or concerns, you can also contact the Departmental FOIA Officer, Mike Toland at 202-482-3842, the FOIA Specialist in the Office of Privacy and Open Govenrment, Harriette Boyd at 202-482-1485482-

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 June 30, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #DOC-OS-2015-001494.

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

From: EFOIA@doc.gov

DOC-OS-2015-001494 has been processed with the following final disposition: Full denial based on exemptions.

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