SOP303

Martin Peck filed this request with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2016-HQFO-00149
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From: Martin Peck

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents regarding the "Chain of Command" necessary to exercise "Standard Operating Procedure 303", also known as the "National Emergency Wireless Kill-Switch". Names of individuals within the current chain-of-command to exercise SOP-303 are not requested, nor necessary. Please only provide the roles/titles and position in chain-of-command to exercise the SOP-303 National Emergency Wireless Kill-Switch capability. In defense of a possible Glomar retort, please recognize that the GSF Explorer, formerly
USNS Hughes Glomar Explorer (T-AG-193), for which the Glomar response is so named, was a purely military operation, using custom-built military equipment, on an exceptionally sensitive military mission to recover military equipment. Observe that the chain of command for a national emergency capability is both domestic in nature and of great public interest - the controls around which, conveyed by chain-of-command, in the public interest without exposure of sensitive information or operational detail. Thank you!

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, DVD-R, or BD-R 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,

Martin Peck

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The FOIA request copied below has been forwarded to your office for processing. Confirmation of receipt and an estimated date of completion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

From: Schnepfe, Charles

Mr. Peck

Please find the attached records in response to your requested for records regarding the "Chain of Command" necessary to exercise "Standard Operating Procedure 303", also known as the "National Emergency Wireless Kill-Switch".

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

V/r

Charles Schnepfe
Program Specialist/FOIA Coordinator
Dept of Homeland Security
Office of the Assistant Secretary, CS&C
703-235-5279 Office
202-823-3753 Mobile
charles.schnepfe@hq.dhs.gov

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