Report on transnational criminal organization (U.S. Department of State)

Harry Cheadle filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking #

F-2017-12826

Due July 13, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Harry Cheadle

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The report requested by the "Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking." That order, issued on February 9, 2017, directed the interagency Threat Mitigation Working Group to, "within 120 days of the date of this order, submit to the President a report on transnational criminal organizations and subsidiary organizations, including the extent of penetration of such organizations into the United States."

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,

Harry Cheadle

From: U.S. Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Mr. Cheadle,

This is in reference to your email dated July 24, 2017 regarding FOIA case control number F-2017-12826. We have forwarded your email to the Compliance and Research Branch working on your case and have asked for a status report and an estimated completion date. As soon as we receive a reply, we will inform you.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

Katrina M. Wood

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

Official - Transitory
UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Cheadle,

Your FOIA request is pending processing in the Statutory Compliance and Research Branch. Please note that the Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out order, and currently has a backlog of approximately 13,700 cases. As a result, there could be delays in processing your request.

Depending on the scope of your request and the potential volume of what may be responsive, and other factors, it could take until September 2019 to complete is processing.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

J. Berhane
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Cheadle,
This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-12826.

The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request is in process. As soon as it becomes available, you will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request.

There is no additional information to provide at this time.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

L. Temple
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. Cheadle,

This is in reference to your email dated November 1, 2017 regarding your Privacy Act request control number F-2017-12826. We currently have a FOIA backlog of approximately 12,800 cases. As a result, there could be delays in processing your request. The Office of Information Programs and Services' electronic records system indicates that the Bureau of Human Resources has been tasked to conduct a search of their records for responsive material. The search is still pending. As soon as the search and review are completed, you will be informed of the results.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Sincerely,
Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Cheadle,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-12826.

The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process.
The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 11,300 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
L. Temple
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Harry Cheadle,

This is in response to your email below regarding FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-12826. The Office of Information Programs and Services' (IPS) electronic records system indicates that your case continues to be processed. We will provide an updated estimated date of completion when it becomes available.

The Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 11,000 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

For your information, the Department of State has collection of records on its website and makes monthly postings of records previously released in response to FOIA requests. You may search the Department's website at www.foia.state.gov<http://www.foia.state.gov> for records that may be responsive to your request.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Harry Cheadle,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-12826.

The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that this request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review effort in response to this request as soon as it becomes available.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. It is taking significant steps to improve its responsiveness to the public and has undertaken a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) surge project to reduce the backlog in the coming months. Your request is being processed as part of this project. In order to further the core FOIA goals of transparency and accountability, the State Department is committing more resources and personnel to clear the backlog of requests, while still maintaining the highest standards of quality.
If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Cheadle,

The Office of Information Programs and Services' electronic records system indicates your case is in processing. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to your request as soon as that information becomes available.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. It is taking significant steps to improve its responsiveness to the public and has undertaken a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) surge project to reduce the backlog in the coming months. In order to further the core FOIA goals of transparency and accountability, the State Department is committing more resources and personnel to clear the backlog of requests, while still maintaining the highest standards of quality.

The Department of State has a collection of records on its website and continues to post records previously released in response to FOIA requests. You may search the Department's website at www.foia.state.gov<http://www.foia.state.gov> for records that may be responsive to your request.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484<tel:(202)%20261-8484>, or fax us at (202) 261-8579<tel:(202)%20261-8579> or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

FOIA Status
U.S. Department of State
(202)261-8484

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Cheadle,

The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic Records System indicates your request remains in process.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

There is no more information to provide at this time.
Regards,

FOIA Status
U.S. Department of State
(202)261-8484

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Harry Cheadle,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated May 11, 2018, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. The Department's electronic records system indicates that your request continues to be processed.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Cheadle,
The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic Records System indicates your request remains in process.
The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,500 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.
There is no more information to provide at this time.
Regards
Katrina Wood
FOIA Status
U.S. Department of State
(202)261-8484

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. Cheadle,

This is in reference to your email below regarding the status of your FOIA case control number F-2017-12826.

The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic Records System indicates your request remains in process. The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,500 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

There is no more information to provide at this time.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. Cheadle,
This is in reference to your email below regarding the status of your FOIA case control number F-2017-12826.
The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates your request remains in process. The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,500 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.
There is no more information to provide at this time.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Cheadle,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-12826. The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as that information becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. Cheadle,

This is in reference to your e-mail below regarding the status of your Freedom of Information Act case control number F-2017-12826.

The Office of Information Programs and Services (IPS) electronic records system indicates that your request continues to be processed. You will be notified of the Department's search and review effort in response to this request as soon as it becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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