Tor (USAID)

George LeVines filed this request with the United States Agency for International Development of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # F-00088-15
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: George LeVines

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents (including memoranda, correspondence, email, contracts, invoices and purchase orders) regarding the Tor Project. Tor is free software designed to make it possible for users to surf the internet anonymously. It was developed in part with US government funding and released by the Naval Research Laboratory. According to Tor's own records it receives funding through the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. (See torproject.org.)

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not 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,

George LeVines

From: Smith, Pamela

Dear Mr. George  LeVines,
Attached is an acknowledgement letter assigning the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) number to your request.  You will be notified shortly of the assigned Government Information Specialist that will be processing this FOIA request.  If you have questions, please contact us on 202 712-0960 or by e-mail at
foia@usaid.gov. (mailto:foia@usaid.gov)
Pamela A. Smith
USAID
Bureau for Management
Office of Management Services
Information and Records Division
M"oving Development Forward

From: Lankford, Sylvia

Dear Mr. Vines:
Please see the attached letter concerning your January 11, 2015 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.  A response is due by February 12, 2015 to our FOIA mailbox at
foia@usaid.gov. (mailto:foia@usaid.gov)
Thanks,
/s/
Sylvia Lankford
Senior Government Information Specialist
Bureau for Management
Office of Management Services
Information and Records Division

From: George LeVines

Please reduce the scope of this request to FY2014.

From: Lankford, Sylvia

February 04, 2015
Dear Mr. Vines:
Thank you for your response to our January 29, 2015 request for clarification of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.  You provided a time frame of 2014 for the search for records regarding the Tor Project.  Tor is free software designed to make it possible for users to surf the internet anonymously.
Your request has been assigned to
Antionette (Toni) Robertson.  You may contact Toni by phone on (202) 712-0859 or by email at anrobertson@usaid.gov, and refer to the subject-referenced case number in your correspondence.  If additional information is required to assist USAID search for responsive records, the Government Information Specialist assigned to your request will contact you.
Thank you for your continued patience and interest in USAID.
Sincerely,
/s/

Sylvia Lankford Senior Government Information Specialist
Bureau for Management
Office of Management Services
Information and Records Division

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 Jan. 11, 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 #F-00088-15 .

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 Jan. 11, 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 #F-00088-15 .

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 Jan. 11, 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 #F-00088-15 .

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 Jan. 11, 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 #F-00088-15 .

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 Jan. 11, 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 #F-00088-15 .

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 Jan. 11, 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 #F-00088-15 .

Thank you for your help.

From: Antionette Robertson

Dear Mr. LeVines:

The documents were recently received from the program and I am currently
consulting with the program regarding the responsive documents. I will
provide you with an update by Friday, August 21, 2015. Thanks in advance.
--

Antionette (Toni) Robertson
Government Information Specialist (FOIA)
USAID U.S. Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
M/MS/IRD, Rm. 2.07-077C, Washington, DC 20523
Direct: 202 712-0859 / Fax: 202 216-3070
anrobertson@usaid.gov

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 Jan. 11, 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 #F-00088-15 .

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

From: Antionette Robertson

Dear Mr. LeVines:

Unfortunately, USAID is experiencing a backlog of FOIA requests. Please
know that USAID management is very committed to providing responses to FOIA
requests and remedying the FOIA backlog. Your request is being process and
a response will be sent to you in approximately 30 days.

If you have any questions concerning this request, please feel free to
contact me at 202-712-0859.
--

Antionette (Toni) Robertson
Government Information Specialist (FOIA)
USAID U.S. Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
M/MS/IRD, Rm. 2.07-077C, Washington, DC 20523
Direct: 202 712-0859 / Fax: 202 216-3070
anrobertson@usaid.gov

From: Antionette Robertson

Dear Mr. LeVines,

I apologize for the late response. A submitter notice was sent to the
vendor pursuant to Executive Order 12600. I will be out of the office
until Jan 1, 2016 and will send out a final response upon my return.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Alecia Sillah during
my absence at 202-712-1371.
--

Antionette (Toni) Robertson
Government Information Specialist (FOIA)
USAID U.S. Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
M/MS/IRD, Rm. 2.07-077C, Washington, DC 20523
Direct: 202 712-0859 / Fax: 202 216-3070
anrobertson@usaid.gov

From: Antionette Robertson

Dear Mr. LeVines,

A final response will be sent to you NLT Friday, February 5, 2016. If you
have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 202-712-0859.
--

Antionette (Toni) Robertson
Government Information Specialist (FOIA)
USAID U.S. Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
M/MS/IRD, Rm. 2.07-077C, Washington, DC 20523
Direct: 202 712-0859 / Fax: 202 216-3070
anrobertson@usaid.gov

From: Antionette Robertson

Dear Mr. LeVine:

Attached is our final response to your January 11, 2015 Freedom of
Information Act request regarding documents (including memoranda,
correspondence, email, contracts, invoices and purchase orders) regarding
the Tor Project .

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Antionette (Toni) Robertson
Government Information Specialist (FOIA)
USAID U.S. Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
M/MS/IRD, Rm. 2.07-077C, Washington, DC 20523
Direct: 202 712-0859 / Fax: 202 216-3070
anrobertson@usaid.gov

From: George LeVines

Hello,

Thank you for providing documents responsive to my 01/11/2015 request. However, I would ask that the agency reconsider the redactions labeled "non responsive" and resend the document. Otherwise please cite a specific exemption under FOIA — "non responsive" is not one.

If it pleases the agency I am happy to file another request for the entire document in which these pages are contained.

Sincerely,
George LeVines

From: Campbell, Pamela

February 16, 2017
Dear Mr. George LeVines,
Attached is an acknowledgement letter assigning the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) number to your request.  You will be notified shortly of the assigned FOIA Specialist that will be processing this FOIA request.  If you have questions, please contact us on 202 712-0960 or by e-mail at
foia@usaid.gov. (mailto:foia@usaid.gov)
Pamela A. Campbell
USAID
Bureau for Management
Office of Management Services
Information and Records Division

From: Frazier, Kimberly

February 16, 2017
Dear Mr. LeVines:
This acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), dated and received in this office on January 15, 2017. You requested the release of or applicable exemptions applied to information regarding the Tor Project.
Your request has been assigned to Antionette Robertson, Senior FOIA Specialist. You may contact Toni by phone on (202) 712-0859 or by email at
, and refer to F-00106-17 in your correspondence. (mailto:anrobertson@usaid.gov) anrobertson@usaid.gov
Thank you for your interest in USAID.
Sincerely,
Kimberly D. Frazier Senior FOIA Specialist Bureau for Management Office of Management Services Information and Records Division

From: Kimberly Frazier

Greetings!!

Thank you for contacting me, I will be out of the office from Monday, March 13, 2017 through Monday, March 20, 2017.  If you would like to leave a message concerning a FOIA request(s), you may call 202-712-0960 or e-mail the FOIA Mailbox, (http://202-712-0960) foia@usaid.gov. If I can address your concern when I return to the office, please leave me a message on 202-712-1218. (mailto:foia@usaid.gov)

Have a wonderful day!!!!!
Kim Frazier
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Kimberly D. Frazier Senior FOIA Specialist US AID - US Agency for International Development Bureau for Management, Office of Management Services, Information and Records Division (M/MS/IRD) RRB -2.07C, Washington, DC  20523 Direct: (202) 712-1218 | (tel:%28202%29%20712-1218) kfrazier@usaid.gov (mailto:kfrazier@usaid.gov)

From: Antionette Robertson

Dear Mr. LeVines:

Attached is our final response to your February 15, 2017 Freedom
of Information Act request in which you requested a reconsideration of the
non-responsive portions withheld in our initial release of February 2,
2016. Please see the memo for additional details.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
--

Antionette (Toni) Robertson
Government Information Specialist (FOIA)
USAID U.S. Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
M/MS/IRD, Rm. 2.07-077C, Washington, DC 20523
Direct: 202 712-0859 / Fax: 202 216-3070
anrobertson@usaid.gov

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