Total number of State Department Cables

Matthieu Bourbaki filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
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From: Matthieu Bourbaki

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The total number of State Department telegrams sent annually since 1973, together with a breakdown of the telegrams sent
- by year, from 1973 to the present year,
- by original classification (Confidential, Confidential//NOFORN, Secret, Secret//NOFORN, Unclassified, etc.), and
- by Embassy, Department, or person of origin

I further specifically ask under the Freedom of Information Act to be provided with copies of all records indicating the method used -- including but not limited to scripts, commands, batch files, programs and queries -- to produce the copies of the information requested in this letter.

I further request any outputs and logs prepared during the process of running these scripts/commands/programs and queries, or prepared to check that the copies are complete and accurate in all particulars.

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,
Matthieu Bourbaki

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 May 9, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Request

Your query has been forwarded to the FOIA Requester Status mailbox for reply.

From: FOIA Status

Would you please provide the assigned case number so that we may assist you in your status inquiry.

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: Matthieu Bourbaki

Hello,

This request has not been assigned a case number, as no response or acknowledgement has been provided until now.

Thank you.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Bourbaki,

I have been unable to find a case or a case number under your name or the subject matter you have indicated.

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) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: Matthieu Bourbaki

Hello,

As was indicated in the 13 June 2013 email below, this request has not been assigned a case number, as it has not yet been acknowledged despite being more than a month since it was submitted via email. Please confirm receipt of this FOIA request, reprinted below for your convenience, and begin processing this request as is required under FOIA.

Thank you.

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From Matthieu Bourbaki on May 9, 2013:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

The total number of State Department telegrams sent annually since 1973, together with a breakdown of the telegrams sent
- by year, from 1973 to the present year,
- by original classification (Confidential, Confidential//NOFORN, Secret, Secret//NOFORN, Unclassified, etc.), and
- by Embassy, Department, or person of origin

I further specifically ask under the Freedom of Information Act to be provided with copies of all records indicating the method used -- including but not limited to scripts, commands, batch files, programs and queries -- to produce the copies of the information requested in this letter.

I further request any outputs and logs prepared during the process of running these scripts/commands/programs and queries, or prepared to check that the copies are complete and accurate in all particulars.

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,
Matthieu Bourbaki

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Bourbabki,

I checked the data base and have not been able to find a FOIA request from you for all cables etc. sent since 1973 to present. In addition, the Office of Information Programs and Services (IPS) at the U.S. Department of State does not accept Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests through this website.

If you wish to obtain documents from the U.S. Department of State the detailed instructions on how to do so are on our website:

http://www.state.gov/m/a/ips/

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) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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