|Submitted||March 17, 2016|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Records relating to Roscoe Henry Hillenkoetter (May 8, 1897 – June 18, 1982), who was the third director of the post-World War II United States Central Intelligence Group (CIG), the third Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), and the first director of the Central Intelligence Agency and a board member of National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomena (NICAP). Please include a cross-reference search for these organizations.
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.
Dear Mr. Best,
The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.
Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.
Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/, http://www.fbi.gov/foia/ or http://www.justice.gov/oip. If you require additional assistance please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO (540) 868-4593
Direct (540) 868-4286
Fax (540) 868-4391/4997
An interim response, stating the request is being processed.
A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.
A copy of documents responsive to the request.
In addition to the CRS search, I am requesting a cross-reference search and an ELSUR search.
Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it. I see now that my last message was sent after you had sent the documents but before they arrived.
I am appealing the integrity of the search. Specifically, no search was performed and only previously released documents were provided. Case law establishes that a search must be performed of all systems reasonably believed to potentially contain materials. No search was done of the Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Indices, the Microphone Surveillance (MISUR) Indices, the Physical Surveillance (FISUR) Indices, and the Technical Surveillance (TESUR) Indices, nor was a search conducted for cross-reference records.
I am also appealing the redactions.
05/05/2016 01:06 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2016-002841
DOJ-AP-2016-002841 has been processed with the following final disposition: Partially affirmed & partially reversed/remanded.