Responses to Congressional Committees (Defense Security Service)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Defense Security Service of the United States of America.
Tracking #

FOIA/PA# 436-33

Est. Completion None
No Responsive Documents


From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all responses sent to Congressional committees between Jan.1, 2008 and the date that this request is processed. These communications are stored together and should be easily accessible.

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, 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.


Michael Morisy

From: Blake, Leslie, CIV,DSS

MuckRock News
DEPT MR 5236
RE: FOIA/PA# 436-33

Dear Mr. Morisy:

This correspondence is to acknowledge receipt of your mail (below) dated May
6, 2013, requesting , pursuant to the FOIA, access to all Defense Security
Service (DSS) responses sent to Congressional committees between January 1,
2008 to present.

Your request will processed in accordance with the provisions of the FOIA and
upon completion a written response will be forwarded to you. We must inform
you however; that due to a significant case load and limited resources your
request may not be completed within the 20 day statutory time frame. Should
DSS fail to meet the 20 day time frame, you will be notified and provided an
estimated date of completion.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office.

Les Blake
Chief, FOIA/PA
Defense Security Service

From: Blake, Leslie, CIV,DSS

Mr. Michael Morisy
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 5336
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205

RE: FOIA/PA# 436-33

Dear Mr. Morisy:

This is in response to your email (below) dated May 6, 2013, requesting,
pursuant to the FOIA, a copy of all Defense Security Service (DSS) responses
sent to Congressional committees between January 1, 2008 and May 6, 2013.

Based on the information requested, a search of all DSS automated indices and
offices at DSSHQ which are reasonably likely to be responsive to your request
located no DSS records responsive to your request. The automated indices and
offices searched included but were not limited to the DSS Office of Public and
Legislative Affairs, the Office of the DSS Director, Office of the Inspector
General, Office of Freedom of Information and Privacy, and the DSS Office of
General Counsel.

Please be aware that all Congressional correspondence are handled by DSS's
Office of Public and Legislative Affairs. However, if you have reason to
believe DSS records responsive to your request may be located in another part
of the agency, please identify that particular location/office and DSS will
conduct another search.

Since this "no record" constitutes a denial of your request, you are entitled
to file an administrative appeal if you so desire. Appeals should be
addressed in writing to the Director, Attn: FOIA/PA Appeal, 27130 Telegraph
Road, Quantico, VA 22134, within 60 days from the date of this email. Should
you have any question concerning this response, please feel free to contact my


Chief, FOIA/PA
Office of General Counsel (FOIA)

From: Blake, Leslie, CIV,DSS


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