Contracts and Emails with Grayshift (Vermont State Police)

Joseph Cox filed this request with the Vermont State Police of Vermont.
Multi Request Contracts and Emails with Grayshift
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From: Joseph Cox

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Vermont public records law (1 V.S.A. ยงยง 315-320), I hereby request the following records:

### Background ###

Grayshift is a company providing law enforcement agencies with access to smartphones. A widely circulated media report on the company can be found here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2018/03/05/apple-iphone-x-graykey-hack/#52fb6a432950

### Request ###

I hereby request the following records:

- All invoices, purchases orders, contracts, loan agreements, procurement documents (but not limited to solicitation documents or notices of proposed contracts, proposed bids, unsolicited proposals, and/or documents justifying contracting without full and open competition), relating to purchases of products from Grayshift.
- All email correspondence with Grayshift from 1st January 2017 to the present.
- All marketing material related to Grayshift from 1st January 2017 to the present.

In order to help to determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am a journalist writing for Motherboard, VICE's science and technology site, and that this request is being made as part of news gathering.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Joseph Cox

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Vermont State Police

Joseph Cox
Via Email: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Mr. Cox,

I am writing regarding your public records request, received July 8, 2019 for the following records concerning the Vermont State Police and a company known as 'Grayshift':

1. All invoices, purchase orders, contracts, loan agreements, procurement documents (but not limited to solicitation documents or notices of proposed contracts, proposed bids, unsolicited proposals, and/or documents justifying contracting without full and open competition), relating to purchases of products from Grayshift;

1. All email correspondence with Grayshift from 1st January 2017 to the present;

1. All marketing material related to Grayshift from 1st January 2017 to the present.

Please note that the Department of Public Safety did not receive this request when you originally sent it on March 6, 2018.

Because of "the need for consultation, which shall be conducted with all practicable speed, with another agency having a substantial interest in the determination of the request" the ten business day extension is invoked to process your request. See 1 V.S.A. ยง 318(b)(5)(C).

Depending on the amount of records requiring review, we may need additional time beyond the ten days. If this circumstance arises, we will notify you as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

Ms. Grier D. Martin
Public Records Request Specialist
Vermont Department of Public Safety
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671
Phone: (802) 241-5378
Email: Grier.Martin@vermont.gov<mailto:Grier.Martin@vermont.gov>

The information transmitted by the following e-mail is intended only for the addressee and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this email message is strictly prohibited. If you received this communication in error, please contact us immediately at 802-244-8727 and delete this email from your computer or network system. Thank you.

From: Vermont State Police

Joseph Cox
Via Email: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Mr. Cox,

I am writing regarding your public records request, received July 8, 2019 for the following records concerning the Vermont State Police and a company known as 'Grayshift':

1. All invoices, purchase orders, contracts, loan agreements, procurement documents (but not limited to solicitation documents or notices of proposed contracts, proposed bids, unsolicited proposals, and/or documents justifying contracting without full and open competition), relating to purchases of products from Grayshift;

1. All email correspondence with Grayshift from 1st January 2017 to the present;

1. All marketing material related to Grayshift from 1st January 2017 to the present.

Please note that the Department of Public Safety, of which the Vermont State Police is a division, is not the custodian of any records that fall within the scope of your request.

The Department of Public Safety considers this request closed.

Sincerely,

Ms. Grier D. Martin
Public Records Request Specialist
Vermont Department of Public Safety
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671
Phone: (802) 241-5378
Email: Grier.Martin@vermont.gov<mailto:Grier.Martin@vermont.gov>

The information transmitted by the following e-mail is intended only for the addressee and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this email message is strictly prohibited. If you received this communication in error, please contact us immediately at 802-244-8727 and delete this email from your computer or network system. Thank you.

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