Responses to Congressional Committees (National Security Agency)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # Case Number 70578
Est. Completion None
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Fix Required

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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 MuckRock.com, 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.

Sincerely,

Michael Morisy

From: foiarsc, foiarsc

Mr. Morisy,

We are in receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted via Fax on 3 May 2013 for "all responses sent to Congressional committees between Jan 1, 2008 and the date that this request is processed." Your request was accepted in the NSA/CSS FOIA Office 6 May 2013. Your case has been assigned Case Number 70578, but is pending additional processing.

We are uncertain of the specific records you seek. Searching for documents responsive to very broad terms, such as "response to all congressional committees" over the past 5 years and would require an elaborate search, as it is overly broad and unreasonably burdensome. Additionally, search efforts could most likely be quite costly for you. We ask that you narrow or redefine your request (specific Congressional committee, or committee member, precise committee topic, etc) to curtail complex search and or review times, and to enable us to process your case as efficiently as possible.

DoD Regulation 5400.7-R also states that the requester must provide a description of the desired record so that the Government is able to locate the record with a reasonable amount of effort. More detail is required for us to determine the appropriate files to search to find the material you request. In accordance with DoD regulation, processing of your request is being held in abeyance pending a response from you within 30 days of this email. If we have not heard from you within 30 days, we will assume you are no longer interested in pursuing this request, and Case Number 70578 will be administratively closed (on or about 7 June 2013).

Cindy Blacker
NSA/CSS FOIA Officer, POC
(301)688-6527

From: National Security Agency

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: Michael Morisy

Thank you for your help with this request.

Please narrow this request to communications between the NSA's Legislative Affairs Office and the heads of congressional committees. If this is still too broad, please let me know.

Thanks,
Michael

From: foiarsc, foiarsc

Sir,

Our initial response was mailed to you on 29 May 2013, which you should be receiving in the near future.

VR

Cindy Blacker
NSA/CSS FOIA Officer. POC
(301)688-6527

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 May 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #Case Number 70578.

Thank you for your help.

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 May 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #Case Number 70578.

Thank you for your help.

From: National Security Agency

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

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