ShadowBrokers: Damage assessment overview, memos, notes

Christopher Bing filed this request with the Office Of Secretary Of Defense And Joint Chief Of Staff (OSD/JS) of the United States of America .
Tracking #

20-F-1129

Due June 25, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Christopher Bing


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Emails, memos, powerpoint presentations, and other documents sent to or held by the Office of the Secretary of Defense that reference the word "ShadowBrokers" or "Shadow Brokers" or "The Shadow Brokers" between the years 2016 and 2020. Such documents may include mention of a "damage assessment" affecting U.S. intelligence community tools, techniques and procedures (TTPs). Material held by OSD may include documents/reports sent to the office from the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS). For assistance in searching for related documents, the office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy would have been involved in related discussions.

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,

Christopher Bing

From: Office Of Secretary Of Defense And Joint Chief Of Staff (OSD/JS)

Good Afternoon Mr. Bing,

Please find attached both FOIA Request 20-F-1129 which has been received in our office on May 26, 2020, as well as our office's interim response. Please refer to your assigned case number 20-F-1129 in all future correspondences. If you have any questions or wish to narrow the scope of this request, to potentially expedite our response, please feel free to contact me directly.

Respectfully,

Vivian Gales-Wilkes
Government Information Specialist
Washington Headquarters Service
Vivian.d.gales-wilkes.civ@mail.mil
(571) 372-0436

From: Office Of Secretary Of Defense And Joint Chief Of Staff (OSD/JS)

Good Afternoon Mr. Bing,

I am resending you another Acknowledgment Letter. The previous one was not dated. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Respectfully,

Vivian Gales-Wilkes
Government Information Specialist
Washington Headquarters Service
Vivian.d.gales-wilkes.civ@mail.mil
(571) 372-0436

From: Office Of Secretary Of Defense And Joint Chief Of Staff (OSD/JS)

Sir,

Please submit FOIA requests to the OSD-JS FOIA Requester Service Center at: whs.mc-alex.esd.mbx.osd-js-foia-requester-service-center@mail.mil
Regards,

OSD Records, Privacy, and Declassification Division

From: Muckrock Staff

Hi there,

Could you clarify if you're asking for this request to be resubmitted?

Thanks so much for your time and help.

From:

Dear Mr. Bing:

This email is in response to your status update request regarding OSD/JS FOIA request 20-F-1129 (attached for your convenience).

It is our policy that each request receives prompt attention, and every effort is made to treat all requesters equally. Please note that your request was tasked for search. Unfortunately, the search for the requested records has not been completed. As stated in our interim response, our administrative workload was 3, 354 open requests at the time we received this request. Please understand our problem with the volume of requests. Once I receive the response from the agency/component conducting the search, I will act on your request as soon as possible and respond directly to you. I have also requested an estimated completion date from the component conducting the search and once I hear from the component, I will update you with that date. I apologize for the anticipated delay in responding to your request.

If you have any additional questions, please contact me.
Thank you,

Vivian Gales-Wilkes
Government Information Specialist
Washington Headquarters Service
Vivian.d.gales-wilkes.civ@mail.mil
(571) 372-0436

From: Office Of Secretary Of Defense And Joint Chief Of Staff (OSD/JS)

Dear Mr. Bing:

This email is in response to your status update request regarding OSD/JS FOIA request 20-F-1129 (attached for your convenience).

It is our policy that each request receives prompt attention, and every effort is made to treat all requesters equally. Please note that your request was tasked for search. Unfortunately, the search for the requested records has not been completed. As stated in our interim response, our administrative workload was 3, 354 open requests at the time we received this request. Please understand our problem with the volume of requests. Once I receive the response from the agency/component conducting the search, I will act on your request as soon as possible and respond directly to you. I have also requested an estimated completion date from the component conducting the search and once I hear from the component, I will update you with that date. I apologize for the anticipated delay in responding to your request.

If you have any additional questions, please contact me.
Thank you,

Vivian Gales-Wilkes
Government Information Specialist
Washington Headquarters Service
Vivian.d.gales-wilkes.civ@mail.mil
(571) 372-0436

From: Office Of Secretary Of Defense And Joint Chief Of Staff (OSD/JS)

Good Morning Mr. Bing,

FOIA 20-F-1129 is in the finishing stages now. A response will be sent out to you as soon as possible. We apologize for the delay.

Thank you,

Vivian Gales-Wilkes
Government Information Specialist
Washington Headquarters Service
Vivian.d.gales-wilkes.civ@mail.mil
(571) 372-0436

From: Office Of Secretary Of Defense And Joint Chief Of Staff (OSD/JS)

Good Morning Mr. Bing:

FOIA 20-F-1129 is still being processed by the assigned components. I will keep you informed of the progress. There are many variables being completed on this request. I apologize if it is taking longer than anticipated. Please reach out with any more questions.

Thank you,

Vivian Gales-Wilkes
Government Information Specialist
Washington Headquarters Service
Vivian.d.gales-wilkes.civ@mail.mil
(571) 372-0436

From: Office Of Secretary Of Defense And Joint Chief Of Staff (OSD/JS)

Good Morning Mr. Bing,

FOIA 20-F-1129 was tasked to 4 components. We have received responses from 3 as of today. I have reached out to the 4th component and they have assured me they are working on getting the response that we need ASAP. WHS want to be sure that we are being thorough with this request. I apologize for the time it is taking for you to get a response.

Thank you,

Vivian Gales-Wilkes
Government Information Specialist
Washington Headquarters Service
Vivian.d.gales-wilkes.civ@mail.mil
(571) 372-0436

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