|Submitted||Dec. 3, 2015|
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Copies of responses to Congressional Committees from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), January 1, 2013 through October 31, 2015.
As this request is submitted in my capacity as a journalist who has covered the Department of Homeland Security extensively, I assert that I am appropriately categorized as a "media requester" for the purpose of fees. Furthermore, as these documents are of public interest — and will be shared online for the public to view for free — I request that all fees for the processing of this request be waived.
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.
New England Center for Investigative Reporting
Attached is our response to your DHS FOIA request. Please note that we request for additional information in order to conduct our search.
DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone: 1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)