Siberian pipeline sabotage [NSA]

Rich Jones filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # 80719,
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: National Security Agency

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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 March 19, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #80719.

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 March 19, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #80719.

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 March 19, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #80719.

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 March 19, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #80719.

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 March 19, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #80719.

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 March 19, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #80719.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Rich Jones

To Whom It May Concern:

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

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

Any and all documents related to the 1982 sabotage of the Soviet Urengoy–Surgut–Chelyabinsk natural gas pipeline. Very specifically, I am requesting any and all related software software source code files related to this incident.

References to the CIA's public knowledge and involvement with this incident have been publicly documented numerous times, including in National Security Council staffer Thomas C. Reed 's, "At the Abyss: An Insider's History of the Cold War." There are also references in Gus W. Weiss's "The Farewell Dossier", own cia.gov domain at the URLs: https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/kent-csi/vol39no5/pdf/v39i5a14p.pdf and https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/96unclass/farewell.htm

In the event that the contents of the requested documents are classified under Executive Order 13526, I also make the following additional requests:

Pursuant to section 1.2 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the level of classification of this information and its existence/nonexistence.

Pursuant to section 1.3 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific authority which classified this information.

Pursuant to section 1.4 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific classification categories of this information, as well as an identification or description of the damage to national security which the disclosure of this information would produce.

Pursuant to section 1.5 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific duration of time for which this classification will stand.

Pursuant to section 1.6 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting all classification markings about this information, including (1) one of the three classification levels defined in section 1.2 of Executive Order 13526, (2) the identity, by name and position, or by personal identifier, of the original classification authority, (3) the agency and office of origin, if not otherwise evident, (4) declassification instructions, and (5) a concise reason for classification that, at a minimum, cites the applicable classification categories in section 1.4 of Executive Order 13526.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made 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,

Rich Jones

From: foiarsc, foiarsc

Dear Mr. Jones,

This responds to your recent request for a status update on case 80719. Your case is in one of our initial processing queues pending assignment to a Case Office for further evaluation and/or document search if applicable. This means we still need to search for documents, after it's assigned to a Case Officer. Due to the significant increase in FOIA requests, it is difficult estimate the completion date at this time. However, we can estimate that your case may be assigned to a Case Officer within the next 12 months. Estimating an actual completion date for your case is also difficult, as it is entirely dependent on whether or not document are located, how many documents are found, and the complexity of any document located. The average completion date for those cases in the median range is 3-4 years. Please be advised that this estimate is subject to change.

Thank you for your patience,

Cindy B
NSA/CSS FOIA Requester Service Center
(301)688-6527

From: National Security Agency

A no responsive documents response.

From: Rich Jones

This is an appeal for case #80719.

The existence of these files was revealed by National Security Council Thomas Reed and reported on by The Telegraphy and the Washington Post, including at the URL: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/1455559/CIA-plot-led-to-huge-blast-in-Siberian-gas-pipeline.html

From: National Security Agency

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: National Security Agency

The request has been rejected by the agency.

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