Cell-site simulator agreement and procurement information (Wisconsin Department of Justice)

Ben Birkinbine filed this request with the Wisconsin Department of Justice of Wisconsin.

It is a clone of this request.

Multi Request Cell-site simulator agreement and procurement information
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From: Ben Birkinbine

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Wisconsin Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Please provide the following materials related to this agency’s use of cell-site simulators (sometimes also referred to as a Stingray or IMSI catcher) or similar technologies provided by companies, including but not limited to, Octasic/Nyxcell, Digital Receiver Technologies, and Tactical Support Equipment.

AGREEMENTS AND CONTRACTS
All agreements (in addition to any associated exhibits and amendments) related to this agency’s use of cell-site simulator technology, including but not limited to all:
• contracts (related to purchase, use, sharing of equipment, sharing of data, and any other action related to the use of this technology)
• memorandums of understanding
• intergovernmental services agreements
• nondisclosure agreements, or
• any other agreements.

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Any policies regarding this agency’s use of cell-site simulators. Responsive materials include all policies and procedures related to:
• the acquisition of the technology, including guidance regarding procurement through the bidding process, third parties, or any other method
• the use of the technology, including data collection, retention, and disposal
• training on and coordination of the technology
• any application, affidavit, or similar records created in the course of use of this technology
• the sharing of the equipment itself
• the sharing of any information gathered by the technology, either with other police departments, the district attorney, or any other entity, inside or outside of the local criminal justice system

PROCUREMENT
All materials regarding this agency’s acquisition of cell-site simulator equipment. Responsive materials include all:
• bidding and procurement materials, including the initial Request for Bids, Request for Proposals, or equivalent bidding records
• invoices and receipts related to payments for the equipment
• records related to any complimentary use of the equipment

According to previous news reports, your agency has used cell-site simulator equipment. This request is for all responsive materials relevant to the use of cell-site simulator equipment since January 1, 2018.

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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Ben Birkinbine

From: Wisconsin Department of Justice

Good morning, Ben Birkinbine.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) construes your attached correspondence as a public records request pursuant to the Wisconsin Public Records Law, Wis. Stat. §§ 19.31 to 19.39. We have initiated a review of our files in order to respond to your request.

Wisconsin Statutes mandate that we provide you with a response "as soon as practicable and without delay." Wis. Stat. § 19.35(4)(a). DOJ is committed to providing a thorough and timely response to your request.

Thank you.

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State of Wisconsin Department of Justice
Office of Open Government
17 W. Main Street
Madison, WI 53703
opengov@widoj.gov<mailto:opengov@widoj.gov>
Phone: (608) 267-2220

PLEASE NOTE: While government records are generally subject to disclosure pursuant to the public records law, this email, including any attachments, may contain confidential and/or privileged information exempt from public disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient or believe that you received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately.

From: Wisconsin Department of Justice

Thank you for your message. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is in the process of searching its files, and we have determined that we do have records potentially responsive to your request. As they are identified, those records will be compiled for review in order to determine what records, if any, can be prepared for release to you. Unfortunately, it is not possible to estimate a timetable for how long that review process may take.

Wisconsin Statutes mandate that we provide you with a response "as soon as practicable and without delay.” Wis. Stat. § 19.35(4)(a). Please be assured that DOJ is committed to providing a thorough and timely response to your request.

Thank you.

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State of Wisconsin Department of Justice
Office of Open Government
17 W. Main Street
Madison, WI 53703
opengov@widoj.gov<mailto:opengov@widoj.gov>
Phone: (608) 267-2220

PLEASE NOTE: While government records are generally subject to disclosure pursuant to the public records law, this email, including any attachments, may contain confidential and/or privileged information exempt from public disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient or believe that you received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately.

From: Wisconsin Department of Justice

Good afternoon, and thank you for your message.

As noted in our previous correspondence, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) has confirmed that we have records responsive to your request. At this time, production work related to your public records request remains underway, and it is not possible to estimate how much longer that work may take.

The Wisconsin Public Records Law, Wis. Stat. §§ 19.31 to 19.39, authorizes requesters to inspect or obtain copies of “records” created or maintained by an “authority.” Records are presumed to be open to public inspection and copying, but there are exceptions. Wis. Stat. § 19.31. Statutes, the common law, and the public records law balancing test, which weighs the public interest in disclosure of a record against the public interest in nondisclosure, provide such exceptions.

When DOJ receives a public records request, DOJ must search to identify responsive records. Once records are located, DOJ must review each record to determine if all or part of the record cannot be disclosed pursuant to statute, the common law, or the balancing test. This process can take substantial time to complete, especially for complex files or records.

DOJ receives a high volume of public records requests and, to the extent possible, works to process them in the order in which they are received. Presently, we have a large number of requests received prior to yours that remain in progress, too.

Please be assured that DOJ continues to process your request. If you wish to check on the status of your request in future, or if you wish to discuss your request, please contact our office.

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State of Wisconsin Department of Justice
Office of Open Government
17 W. Main Street
Madison, WI 53703
opengov@widoj.gov<mailto:opengov@widoj.gov>
Phone: (608) 267-2220

PLEASE NOTE: While government records are generally subject to disclosure pursuant to the public records law, this email, including any attachments, may contain confidential and/or privileged information exempt from public disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient or believe that you received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately.

From: Wisconsin Department of Justice

Good afternoon, and thank you for your enquiry regarding the status of your pending records request.

As we have explained previously, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) has identified records responsive to your request. DOJ receives a high volume of public records requests and, to the extent possible, works to process them in the order in which they are received. Presently, we still have a large number of requests received prior to yours that remain in progress, as well. While production work related to your public records request remains underway, it is not possible to estimate how long that process may take.

Please rest assured that production work for your request will proceed as quickly as possible. If you wish to check on the status of your request again while you are waiting, or if you wish to discuss your request, please contact our office. Thank you.
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State of Wisconsin Department of Justice
Office of Open Government
17 W. Main Street
Madison, WI 53703
opengov@widoj.gov<mailto:opengov@widoj.gov>
Phone: (608) 267-2220

PLEASE NOTE: While government records are generally subject to disclosure pursuant to the public records law, this email, including any attachments, may contain confidential and/or privileged information exempt from public disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient or believe that you received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately.

From: Wisconsin Department of Justice

Good afternoon, and thank you for your message below.

As you know, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) has identified records responsive to your request. DOJ receives a high volume of public records requests and, to the extent possible, works to process them in the order in which they are received. Presently, we still have a large number of requests received prior to yours that remain in progress, as well. While production work related to your public records request remains underway, it is not possible to estimate how long that process may take.
Please rest assured that production work for your request will proceed as quickly as possible. We do not require any further clarification from you at this point. If you wish to check on the status of your request again while you are waiting, or if you wish to discuss your request, please contact our office. Thank you.

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State of Wisconsin Department of Justice
Office of Open Government
17 W. Main Street
Madison, WI 53703
opengov@widoj.gov<mailto:opengov@widoj.gov>
Phone: (608) 267-2220

PLEASE NOTE: While government records are generally subject to disclosure pursuant to the public records law, this email, including any attachments, may contain confidential and/or privileged information exempt from public disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient or believe that you received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately.

From: Wisconsin Department of Justice

Good morning. Thank you for your enquiry.

As we have confirmed previously, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) has identified records responsive to your request. To the extent possible, DOJ works to process the high volume of public records requests we receive in the order in which they arrive in our office. At this time, numerous requests received prior to yours remain in progress, and it is not possible to estimate a timetable for when production work for your requested records will be completed.

Please rest assured that production work for your request will continue to proceed as quickly as possible. We do not require any further clarification from you at this point. If you wish to check on the status of your request again while you are waiting, or if you wish to discuss your request, please contact our office.

Thank you.

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State of Wisconsin Department of Justice
Office of Open Government
17 W. Main Street
Madison, WI 53703
opengov@widoj.gov<mailto:opengov@widoj.gov>
Phone: (608) 267-2220

PLEASE NOTE: While government records are generally subject to disclosure pursuant to the public records law, this email, including any attachments, may contain confidential and/or privileged information exempt from public disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient or believe that you received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately.

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