State Department conversations about NITRO ZEUS civilian effects

Andrew Couts filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking #

F-2016-01089

F-2016-01189

Est. Completion March 25, 2017
Status
No Responsive Documents

Communications

From: Patrick Howell O'Neill

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Conversations between State Department employees expressing concerns about the effects on Iranian civilians of the "NITRO ZEUS" program in general or the Stuxnet worm (also known as "Olympic Games") specifically. Date range: Between January 1, 2007, and January 1, 2011.

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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,

Eric Geller

From: Department of State

A letter stating the request for reduced or waived fees has been accepted.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Eric Geller,

Because of the several hundred requests we receive from your agency, in the future please provide a CASE number with the request. We cannot find your information without it.

Thank you

Suzanne B Gardner
Government Information Specialist
Office of Information Programs and Services
Advocacy and Oversight

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: Patrick Howell O'Neill

Dear Ms. Gardner,

The case number for the FOIA that I would like a status update on is F-2016-01189.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Eric Geller

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Geller,

The e-mail you sent in has been forwarded to the Analyst working on your case.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Angela Burks
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Geller,

This case is currently being processed. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is March 25, 2017.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Angela Burks
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: FOIA Status

Dear Eric Geller,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated April 6, 2017, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. A copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Our office has requested an update on the status of your request. Information will be provided to you as soon as our office receives a response.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Dear Eric Geller,

This is a follow-up to your email on concerning case control F-2016-01189.

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is continues to be, April 2018.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

We appreciate your continued patience. I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an email to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

From: U.S. Department of State

A no responsive documents response.

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