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Martin Peck filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
Tracking # CBP-OA-2016-039464
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From: Martin Peck

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all SKUs, Contracts, Invoices, Receipts, Billing Numbers, Agreements, PO Numbers, Billable Hours, Consulting Relationships, for any services or goods associated with "GPU Password Recovery", "Graphics Card Acceleration", "GPU Key Recovery", "GPU based HPC", to include technologies "oclHashcat", "Elcomsoft GPU Acceleration", "CUDA", "OpenCL". Please include processing notes in response to this request, even if denied in part. Thank you!

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, DVD-R, or BD-R 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,

Martin Peck

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 June 18, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 June 18, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 June 18, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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

From: MuckRock

Please acknowledge this FOIA request, copied as the original communication below, and provide an appropriate tracking number.

Thank you.

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280c6aeb5)
* Tracking Number: CBP-2016-039464
* Requester Name: MARTIN PECK
* Date Submitted: 05/04/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: ALL SKUs, CONTRACTS, INVOICES, RECEIPTS, BILLING NUMBERS, AGREEMENTS, PO NUMBERS, BILLABLE HOURS, CONSULTING RELATIONSHIPS, FOR ANY SERVICES OR GOODS ASSOCIATED WITH "GPU Password Recovery", "Graphics Card Acceleration:, "GPU Key Recovery", GPU based HPC", to include technologies "oclHashcat" "Elcomsoft GPU Acceleration", "CUDA, "OpenCL". Please include processing notes in response to this request even if denied in part.

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

The FOIA request CBP-2016-039464 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-OA-2016-039464. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: CBP-2016-039464
* New Tracking Number: CBP-OA-2016-039464
* Requester Name: MARTIN PECK
* Date Submitted: 05/04/2016
* Long Description: ALL SKUs, CONTRACTS, INVOICES, RECEIPTS, BILLING NUMBERS, AGREEMENTS, PO NUMBERS, BILLABLE HOURS, CONSULTING RELATIONSHIPS, FOR ANY SERVICES OR GOODS ASSOCIATED WITH "GPU Password Recovery", "Graphics Card Acceleration:, "GPU Key Recovery", GPU based HPC", to include technologies "oclHashcat" "Elcomsoft GPU Acceleration", "CUDA, "OpenCL". Please include processing notes in response to this request even if denied in part.

From: AMARAL, MICHAEL C.

Dear Mr. Peck,
The CBP FOIA Office has assigned your FOIA request to the CBP Procurement Directorate for processing. Your request will be processed in the order in which this office received it; however, please be advised that we have a significant backlog in FOIA requests and some processing delays may occur.

Attached please find the initial acknowledgment letter of your request. I am attempting to identify any responsive records the agency may have, but the request is somewhat vague and broad in scope. Can you provide additional information to help narrow the scope of the request? For example, can you provide a fiscal year or range of fiscal years in which you are interested? Can you provide any specific contract or order numbers? Can you provide the identity of any vendors that may have sold the equipment or services to CBP?

I refer you to two online databases that may help with your research now and in the future (USAspending.gov<https://www.usaspending.gov/Pages/default.aspx> and Federal Procurement Data System - Next Generation<https://www.fpds.gov/fpdsng_cms/index.php/en/>). Both of these sites contain a wealth of information about federal government transactions, and they may help you narrow or be more specific in this and any future FOIA request.

I look forward to assisting you and hearing back from you with additional information that may help identify the records you seek.

Thank you,
Mike

Michael C. Amaral
Strategic Enterprise Programs Division
Enterprise Services, Office of Acquisition
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Office: (202) 344-1108
Fax: (202) 344-1190

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

01/18/2017 03:05 PM FOIA Request: CBP-OA-2016-039464

Dear Mr. Peck,

Attached please find a status update on the above-referenced FOIA request.  We have located some responsive documents and are working with the business submitter as required by regulation prior to release of the documents.

Please do not hesitate to contact me via email at michael.c.amaral@cbp.dhs.gov should you have any questions.  We appreciate your continued patience as we are processing a large volume of requests. (mailto:michael.c.amaral@cbp.dhs.gov)

Sincerely,
Michael Amaral

  • 2016-039464_Requester_Notification of Pre-disclosure to Bus. Submitter

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

A search of CBP databases produced records responsive to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request CBP-OA-2016-039464, requesting records maintained by CBP.
CBP has determined that the responsive records are partially releasable, pursuant to Title 5 U.S.C. § 552 and have applied the appropriate exemptions notated below:
Section 552 (FOIA)
___ (b)(1) ___ (b)(2)       _X__ (b)(3)       _X__ (b)(4)       ___ (b)(5)       _X__ (b)(6)
___ (b)(7)(A) ___ (b)(7)(B) ___ (b)(7)(C) ___ (b)(7)(D)  __X_ (b)(7)(E)  ___ (b)(7)(F)
___  (b)(3) Statute 49 U.S.C. § 114(s)
A description of the exemptions applied can be found by clicking the hyperlink. (https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2016-Dec/Definitions%20of%20the%20Exemptions%20Under%20the%20Freedom%20of%20Information%20Act.pdf) If you have a FOIAonline account, you MUST log into your account to retrieve your responsive records. After logging in, click on "View My FOIA Requests". Requests that have new, unread correspondence have a mail icon next to the tracking number.
The following checked item(s) also apply to your request:
___ Approximately _____ pages were withheld in their entirety.
_X__ Fees: In the processing of this FOIA request, no fees are being assessed.
___ Other:
This completes the CBP response to your request.  You may contact a FOIA Public Liaison by sending an email via your FOIAonline account, or call 202-325-0150.  Please notate file number CBP-OA-2016-039464 on any future correspondence to CBP related to this request.
If you are not satisfied with the response to this request, you have a right to appeal the final disposition.  Should you wish to do so, you must file your appeal within 90 days of the date of this letter following the procedures outlined in the DHS regulations at Title 6 C.F.R. §5.9.  Please include as much information as possible to help us understand the grounds for your appeal.  You should submit your appeal via FOIAonline by clicking on the “Create Appeal” button that appears when you view your initial request.  If you do not have computer access, you may send your appeal and a copy of this letter to:  FOIA Appeals, Policy and Litigation Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 90 K Street, NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177.  Your envelope and letter should be marked "FOIA Appeal." Copies of the FOIA and DHS regulations are available at www.dhs.gov/foia. (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)
Additionally, you have a right to seek dispute resolution services from the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) which mediates disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies as a non-exclusive alternative to litigation.  If you are requesting access to your own records (which is considered a Privacy Act request), you should know that OGIS does not have the authority to handle requests made under the Privacy Act of 1974.  You may contact OGIS as follows:  Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, e-mail at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769.
Given the nature of this request, some records are only being released to you as the requester. If you have an account in FOIAonline, you may access those records by logging into FOIAonline. Otherwise, those responsive records will be sent via the method agreed upon with the FOIA processor. (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/home?objectId=090004d280c6aeb5)

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