|Submitted||May 13, 2015|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
A copy of all MOUs between the US Marshals Service and all 78 primary and recognized fusion centers (see list here: http://www.dhs.gov/fusion-center-locations-and-contact-information).
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 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.
The United States Marshals Service is in receipt of your Freedom of Information/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) request for copies of all MOUs between the USMS and all 78 primary and recognized fusion centers. We have commenced a search in the Investigative Operations Division for documents responsive to your request and will contact you when our processing is complete.
We have not yet made a decision on your request for a fee waiver. We will do so after we determine whether the processing of your request will result in any assessable fees.
Should you have any questions, please contact Cynthia A. Castaneda at (202) 307-9018 or the FOIA Service Center at (202) 307-9054.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 13, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.
In response to your email, I have contacted the office searching for responsive documents. I have yet to hear back from them. When I do, I will let you know. Until then, thank you for your continued patience.
This is in response to your request made under the Freedom of Information Act seeking copies of all Memoranda of Understanding between the US Marshals Service and all 78 primary and recognized fusion centers.
A search of records in the USMS Investigative Operations Division was conducted pursuant to your request and no records responsive to your request were located. Your request is therefore being closed at this time.
If you are not satisfied with my response to your request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy, United States Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001, or you may submit an appeal through OIP's eFOIA portal at http://www.justice.gov/oip/efoia-portal.html. Your appeal must be postmarked or transmitted electronically within sixty days from the date of this letter. If you submit your appeal by mail, both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."