US-Russia cybersecurity working group

Patrick Howell O'Neill filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking #

F-2017-14082

Due Aug. 25, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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:

All documents, procedures, guidelines and communications regarding the U.S.-Russia "working group" on cybersecurity and election hacking as announced on July 7 by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

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 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,

Patrick Howell O'Neill

From: Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Patrick H. O'Neill,

This is in reference to your letter dated November 14, 2017, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. The Department takes its FOIA responsibilities seriously. We currently have a FOIA backlog of approximately 12,100 cases. Depending on the scope of your request, and the potential volume of responsive material, and other factors, there could be a delay in completing its process. We will provide an estimated date of completion to you, when it becomes available.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State
Official
UNCLASSIFIED

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Patrick H. O'Neill,

This is in response to your email below regarding FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-14082. The Office of Information Programs and Services' electronic records system indicates that your request has been assigned to the appropriate team and is being processed. We will provide an estimated date of completion when it becomes available

The Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 11,200 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

For your information, the Department of State has collection of records on its website and makes monthly postings of records previously released in response to FOIA requests. You may search the Department's website at www.foia.state.gov<http://www.foia.state.gov> for records that may be responsive to your request.

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<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. O'Neill,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-14082.

The Office of Information Programs and Services' electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as it becomes available.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,800 cases. It is taking significant steps to improve its responsiveness to the public and has undertaken a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) surge project to reduce the backlog in the coming months. In order to further the core FOIA goals of transparency and accountability, the State Department is committing more resources and personnel to clear the backlog of requests, while still maintaining the highest standards of quality.

As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484<tel:(202)%20261-8484>, or fax us at (202) 261-8579<tel:(202)%20261-8579> or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. O'Neill,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-14082.

The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

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 send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
J. Berhane
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. O'Neill,
This is in response to your email dated March 19, 2018 and regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-14082. The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as it becomes available.
The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. It is taking significant steps to improve its responsiveness to the public and has undertaken a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) surge project to reduce the backlog in the coming months. Your request is being processed as a part of this project. In order to further the core FOIA goals of transparency and accountability, the State Department is committing more resources and personnel to clear the backlog of requests, while still maintaining the highest standards of quality.
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 send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. O'Neill,
Your FOIA request is pending processing. Please note that the Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. As a result, there could be delays in processing your request.
For your information, the Department of State has collection of records on its website and makes monthly postings of records previously released in response to FOIA requests. You may search the Department's website at www.foia.state.gov<http://www.foia.state.gov<http://www.foia.state.gov%3chttp:/www.foia.state.gov>> for records that may be responsive to your request.
If you have any questions, 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<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov%3cmailto:foiastatus@state.gov>>.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. O'Neill,

The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic Records System indicates your request remains in process.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

There is no more information to provide at this time.
Regards,

FOIA Status
U.S. Department of State
(202)261-8484

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. O'Neill,

This is in reference to your email below regarding the status of your FOIA case control number F-2017-14082.

The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic Records System indicates your request remains in process.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,500 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

There is no more information to provide at this time.

If you have any questions, 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.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. O'Neill,
The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic Records System indicates your request remains in process.
The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,500 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.
There is no more information to provide at this time.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
FOIA Status
U.S. Department of State
(202)261-8484

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Patrick H. O'Neill,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated July 24, 2018, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request for case control number
F-2017-14082.

The Department of State's electronic records system indicates that your request continues to be processed. Information will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. O'Neill,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-14082. The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as that information becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience.

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 send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. O'Neill,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-14082. The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as that information becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience.

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 send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. O'Neill,

This is in reference to your e-mail below regarding the status of your Freedom of Information Act case control number F-2017-14082.

The Office of Information Programs and Services (IPS) electronic records system indicates that your request continues to be processed. You will be notified of the Department's search and review effort in response to this request as soon as it becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience.

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<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. O'Neill,

This is in reference to your e-mail below regarding the status of your Freedom of Information Act case control number F-2017-14082.

The Office of Information Programs and Services (IPS) electronic records system indicates that your request continues to be processed. You will be notified of the Department's search and review effort in response to this request as soon as it becomes available.

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 foiasatus@state.gov<mailto:foiasatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,
Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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