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JW v. State Hackett search declaration 01242

JW v. State Hackett search declaration 01242

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Date Created:April 25, 2016

Date Uploaded to the Library:April 25, 2016

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Case 1:14-cv-01242-RCL
Document 19-2 Filed 07/07/15 Page 1of40
UNITED STATES DISTRlCT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT COLUMBIA
JUDICIAL WATCH
Plaintiff,
U.S. Department State,
No. 14-cv-01242-RCL
Defendant.
REG
Pursuant U.S.C. 1746, John Hackett, declare and state follows: the Director the Office Information Programs and Services (JPS)
the United States Department State (the Department). thfa capacity, the Department
official immediately responsible for responding requests for records under the Freedom
Information Act (the FOlA), U.S.C. 552, the Privacy Act 1974, lJ.S.C. 552a, and
other applicable records access provisions. have been employed the Department this
capacity since June 2015. Prior assuming this role, served the Acting Director ofIPS
since April 2014 and Deputy Director since April 2013. rhe JPS Director, authorized
classify and declassify national security infommtion. make the following statements based
upon personal knowledge, which turn based personal review the records the
case file established for processing the subject request and upon infom1ation furnished
the course official duties. familiar with the efforts Department personnel
process the subject request, and charge coordinating the agencys search and recovery
efforts with respect that request.
Case 1:14-cv-01242-RCL Document 19-2 Filed 07/07/15 Page
The core responsibilitie oflPS
ipelud~:
(!}responding records access requests
made the public (focluding under the FOIA, the Privacy Act, and the mandatory
declassification review requirements ofthe Executive Order governing classified national
security infonnation), members Congress, other government agencies, and those made
pursuant judicial process such subpoenas, court orders:and discovery requests; (2) records
management; (3) privacy protection; (4}nation~ s~curity classification management and
declassification review; (:5) corporaterecord,s ru,-chives management; (6) re~arch; (7) operation
and management the D~partmen_t,~ library;
and (8) techn()logy applications that support these
activities.
This declaration explains the Departn1enes search records responsive the
FOIA request issue this litigation. ADMINISTRATlYE .PROCESSING PLAJNTIFFS
REQUEST AND THE SEARCH FOR RESPON IVE DOCUMENTS letter