Vupen Contracts (Bureau of Customs and Border Protection )

George LeVines filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
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From: George LeVines

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All contracts, memoranda and other communications with:

- Vupen
- Vupen Inc.
- Vupen Security
- Chaouki Bekrar

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, 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.


George LeVines


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 16, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.


This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (
* Tracking Number: CBP-2015-007504
* Requester Name: George LeVines
* Date Submitted: 12/01/2014
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
All contracts, memoranda and other communications with: Vupen
Vupen Inc
Vupen Security
Chaouki Bekrar


George LeVines P.O. Box 55819 DEPT MR 13842 Boston MA 02205-5819
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The FOIA request CBP-2015-007504 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-OA-2015-007504. 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:
* New Tracking Number:
* Requester Name:
George LeVines
* Date Submitted:
* Long Description:
All contracts, memoranda and other communications with: Vupen
Vupen Inc
Vupen Security
Chaouki Bekrar


Please see the attached final response for FOIA request CBP-OA-2015-007504.

Diane Knowlton, Esq. (Contractor)
Compass Systems Consulting, Inc.
FOIA Manager
Supporting the Planning and Operational Assessment Branch
Procurement Directorate, Office of Administration
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Desk: (202) 344-2417
Mobile: (302) 983-6481