State Department 2014 agreement with cyberpoint llc

Jurre van Bergen filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
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F-2020-00815

Due Oct. 24, 2019
Est. Completion None
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From: Jurre van Bergen

To Whom It May Concern:

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

An 2014 agreement between the state department and cyberpoint llc, located in baltimore, MA to launch cyber surveillance operations for the United Arab Emirates. It's an "approval document that explains CyberPoint contract is to work alongside NESA in the "protection of UAE sovereignty" through "collection of information from communications systems inside and outside the UAE" and "surveillance analysis". This is according to: https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-spying-raven/

I'd also like to request any e-mail correspondence, memo's, contracts and reports in 2014 between Cyberpoint LLC and the State Department.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. I am a member of the press.

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,

Jurre van Bergen

jurrre@occrp.org

From: Jurre van Bergen

To Whom It May Concern:

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

An 2014 agreement between the state department and cyberpoint llc, located in baltimore, MA to launch cyber surveillance operations for the United Arab Emirates. It's an "approval document that explains CyberPoint contract is to work alongside NESA in the "protection of UAE sovereignty" through "collection of information from communications systems inside and outside the UAE" and "surveillance analysis". This is according to: https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-spying-raven/

I'd also like to request any e-mail correspondence, memo's, contracts and reports in 2014 between Cyberpoint LLC and the State Department.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. I am a member of the press.

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,

Jurre van Bergen

jurrre@occrp.org

From: U.S. Department of State

Thank you for filing your FOIA request online on 10/30/2020. Here is a review of your request.

The records I request can be described as follows:

To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:An 2014 agreement between the state department and cyberpoint llc, located in baltimore, MA to launch cyber surveillance operations for the United Arab Emirates. It's an "approval document that explains CyberPoint contract is to work alongside NESA in the "protection of UAE sovereignty" through "collection of information from communications systems inside and outside the UAE" and "surveillance analysis". This is according to: https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-spying-raven/I'd also like to request any e-mail correspondence, memo's, contracts and reports in 2014 between Cyberpoint LLC and the State Department.The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. I am a member of the press.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,Jurre van Bergenjurrre@occrp.orgUpload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://www.muckrock.com/

The time period of my request is from 01/01/2014 to 01/01/2015

I am An individual seeking information for personal use and not for commercial use.

I am willing to pay $25 for my request.

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From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. van Bergen:

Please be advised your below request is identical to a previous request dated 10/17/2019 submitted by you. Your previous request was assigned FOIA case control number F-2020-00815. This case was acknowledged on 10/31/2019 and is being processed. A copy of the original request and our acknowledgement has been attached to this email.

If you have any questions regarding your previous request, please contact our FOIA Requester Service Center or our FOIA Public Liaison by email at FOIAstatus@state.gov<mailto:FOIAstatus@state.gov> or telephone at 202-261-8484.

Sincerely,

Requester Communications Branch
Office of Information Programs and Services

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Van Bergen,

The Office of Information Programs and Services is in receipt of your inquiry below. We will follow-up with you as soon as possible to provide a response.

Thank you in advance for your patience.
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Van Bergen,

This is in reference to your email below regarding the status of FOIA request control number F-2020-00815.

The Office of Information Programs and Service’s electronic records system indicates this request is in process and has an estimated date of completion (EDC) of April 27, 2022. Please note EDC’s are estimates and are subject to change. If the request can be completed prior to the EDC, a response will be sent sooner.

Please note the Department currently has a backlog of FOIA requests. Additionally, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resources to process FOIA cases are limited at the Department. Therefore, there will be a delay in processing FOIA requests. ​

If you have any concerns or questions regarding a FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

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