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DOJ Letter 5 18 12

DOJ Letter 5 18 12

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Number of Pages:2

Date Created:May 18, 2012

Date Uploaded to the Library:February 20, 2014

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U.S. Department Justice 
Civil Division 
Federal Programs Branch Massachusetts Avenue N.W. Rm. 7132 Washington, 20530 
Marcia Berman Senior Trial Counsel  Tel: (202) 514-2205 Fax: (202) 616-8470  
May 18, 2012  
VIA HAND-DELIVERY Chris edeli Judicial Watch, Inc. 425 Third Street, Suite 800 Washington, 20024 (202) 646-5172  

Re: Judicial Watch, Inc. DoD, al, Case No. 12-cv-00049-RC (D.D.C.) 
Dear Chris: 
Enclosed please find disk containing DoD and CIA's production ofresponsive, non-exempt records, pursuant our scheduling order. 
CIA Production 
The CIA has conducted search response your FOIA request and has identified responsive documents from the requested time period January 2011 August 2011. Enclosed please find responsive documents that are being released part the CIA. The CIA has made redactions these documents pursuant FOIA exemptions (b)(l), (b)(3), (b)(5), and (b)(6). Please note that exemptions are noted the first page the document only, and that "NR" means "Not Responsive." 
Exemption has been claimed protect the identities CIA officers and other classified information relating intelligence activities, sources, and methods. Exemption (b)(3) has been claimed protect information exempt from disclosure pursuant Section 102A(i)(l) the National Security Act 1947, amended, U.S.C.  403-l(i)(l) (the "National Security Act") and Section the Central Intelligence Agency Act 1949, amended, U.S.C.  403g (the "CIA Act"). The National Security Act protects information concerning intelligence sources and methods from unauthorized disclosure, and the CIA Act exempts the names CIA officers from disclosure, well information concerning the internal organization and functions the CIA. Exemption (b)(5) has been claimed protect deliberative, pre-decisional communications among CIA employees. Finally, 
exemption (b)(6) has been claimed protect individuals from unwarranted invasion personal privacy; has been used redact primarily Social Security numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. 
The CIA withholding full additional responsive documents the basis FOIA exemptions (b)(S), primarily the grounds the attorney-client privilege. These communications are among CIA employees, including attorneys from the CIA's Office General Counsel. The communications also contain small amount material that being withheld pursuant the deliberative process privilege only. Information has also been withheld from these documents pursuant exemptions (b)(l), (b)(3), and (b)(6) for the same reasons identified above. 
DoD Production 
DoD's production consists 153 responsive pages. These documents have been determined partially releasable. Information has been withheld pursuant FOIA exemptions (b)(3) (statutes U.S.C.  130(b) and U.S.C.  403g), well exemptions (b)(S) and (b)(6). 
Sincerely yours, 
Marcia Berman Senior Trial Counsel Federal Programs Branch Civil Division 
Enclosure