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ted tes Depa rtmen Sta
Washington, 20520
February 2016
Case No. F-2015-05028
Segment: DS-0001 Part
Kate Bailey
Judicial Watch
425 Third Street, SW, Suite 800
Washington, 20024
Dear Ms. Bailey: refer our letter dated December 24, 2015, regarding the release certain
Department State records under the Freedom Information Act (the FOIA), U.S.C. 552. informed you, the review the records retrieved from the
Bureau Diplomatic Security ongoing.
For this production, have identified six additional documents that are
responsive your request. After reviewing these documents have determined
all six may released part. All released material enclosed. enclosure
explains the FOIA exemptions and other grounds for withholding material. you have any questions, your attorney may contact Marsha Edney, Trial
Attorney, (202) 514-4520 Marsha.Edney@usdoj.gov. Please refer the case
number, F-2015-05028, and the civil action number, 15-cv-00646, all
correspondence about this case.
Sincerely,
John Hackett, Director
Office Information Programs and Services
Enclosures: stated
3:1ED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2015-05028 Doc No. C05838713 Date: 02/05/2016
DS013
Reieii Donald
From:
Sent:
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Subject: ---RELEASE PART B(7)C, 8(3)50
USC 3605, Public Law 86-36, Sec.
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Friday, February 13, 3:56
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Classification: ggn
REVIEW AUTHORITY: Barbara Nielsen,
!Senior Reviewer-
Good afternoon
BLUF: NSA/IAD seniors will meeting with Ms. ills Tuesday Blackberry vulnerabilities and the range mitigation
options based request she made this orning. want ensure that you have the opportunity attend, send your experts, join the discussion and firsthand what the options are.
Date: Tuesday, February 2009
Time: 1400
Place: The Secretarys Conference Room
POCs: Lori Mclean (for Chief Staff);[ ----_-_-.Background: believe IAD was have coordinate the Friday before long weekend!) and did
that you had been invited participate, bot
assured that was NOT intentional, but more alo
[for NCR State/NSA) NATL SEC AGENCY
B7(C)
with you, but things have been developing quickly (as they always want assume that you had been informed the meeting and
desired and appropriate. this first heard for you, please the line fog battle too many cooks... apologize front for inadvertently forcing the ue. 1met with Ms. Mills this morning introduce myself and was
immediately questioned about the art the pos Ible re: the Blackberries. NSA fully prepared brief the
vulnerabilities; make sure they understand full the requirement (which was stated needing use the
Blackberries the Secretarys Suite the undass fled level for scheduling/emailing etc. and possibly also for voice); and discuss/offer mitigations that would enable lution the requirement.
L_______
~nd been charged Debbie Plunkett (D/IAD) lead the briefing
team. Pfease not hesitatJ-wmntatrtned help shape the agenda, ask questions, etc. Their phone numbers
are[_-__ NATL SEC AGENCY would greatly appreciate your letting -____ ____ _)cced this note) know who will attend from the CIO and offices that she can advise Lori Mclean prio the session.
Thank you for working with this.
L_J NATL SEC AGENCY
B7(C)
lSenior NSA Liaison Representative; U.S. State
rtment NATL SEC AGENCY
B7(C)
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2015-05028 Doc No. C05838713 Date: 02/05/2016
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Jat Erics request, began examining options for with respect secure Blackberry-like communications...the
current state the art not too user friendly, has infrastructure State, and very expensive...each time asked
the question What was the solution for POTUS?
wererlitely told shut and oolor NSA opened the door for establish requirements and they would try hel ... then [the NSA customer rep assigned INR}
!REVIEW
happened have meeting with Cheryl Mills whe displeasure with tfle current the SCIF issue just cam~ UTHORITY:
up: Now NSA offering briefing Tues and clea are ready make things happen.
Barbara
Whtie our noses are out joint for how this was died, the issue will what kind support wilJ NSA offering
meet demands {basically wireless comm Mah any Row)... and whatever solution they provide will have have
supporting request (or existing MOA)... that the only reason was giving you heads up... Don NATL SEC AGENCY
B?(C)
From:
Sent: Friday, Februa~ 2009 5:17
To: Boswell, Eric
Reid,
Cc: Donovan, Patrick
SUbject: RE: URGENT: Meeting with Cheryl Mills
Nielsen,
Senior
Reviewer NATL SEC AGENCY NATL SEC AGENCY
B?(C)
Eric,
The meeting February p.m. the Secre arys conference room.
Apologies for the typo.
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NCR State
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From: Boswell, Eric
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2009 4:45
To:
~Id, Donald
Cc:
__]Donovan, Patrld
subject: RE: URGENT: Meeting with Cheryl Miiis NATL SEC AGENC
B?(C) presume this meeting Tuesday Feb rather Feb?
Ftom: NATL SEC AGENCY
B?(C) NATL SEC AGENCY
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Sent:
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Subject:
Classification:~
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Obtaine Judicial Watch, Inc. via FOIA
Good afternoon BLUF: NSA/IAD seniors will meeting with Ms. lls Tuesday Blackberry vulnerabilities and the range mitigation
options based request she made this
rnlng. want ensure that you have the opportunity attend, send your experts, join the discussion and firsthand what the options are.
Date: Tuesday, February 2009
nme: 1400
Place: The Secretarys Conference Room
POCs: Lori Mclean (for Chief Staff);
I_-- for NCR State/NSA)
Background: believe IAO was have coordinate the Friday before long weekend!) and did
that you had been Invited participate, bot
assured that was NOT intentional, but more alo NATL SEC AGENCY
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with you, but things have been developing quickly (as they always
Twant assume that you had been informed the meeting ahd
desired and appropriate. this first heard for you, please the tine fog battle too many cooks.. apologize front for inadvertently forcing the ue. met with Ms. Mills this morning Introduce myself and was
immediately questioned about the art the ible re: the Blackberries. NSA fully prepared brief the
vulnerabllltles; make sure they understand full the requirement (which was stated needing use the
Blackberries the Secretarys Suite the undass fied level for scheduling/emailing etc. and possibly also for voice); and discuss/offer mitigations that would enable lution the requirement.
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:--Jh been charged Debbie Plunkett (D/IAD) lead the briefing
team. Please not hesitate contact them, help shape the agenda, ask questions, etc. Their phone numbers
are
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b:1ed this note) know who will attend from the CIO and offices that she can advise Lori Mclean prio the session. NATL SEC AGENCY
Thank you for working with this.
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Senior.. NSA Liaison Represent~ive. V.~e Dep rtment
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UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2015-05028 Doc No. C05838714 Date: 02/05/2016
C058387 :IED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2015-05028 Doc No. C05838715 Date: 02/05/2016
DS015
IUNCLASSIFl~Dj
RELEASE PART B(7)C,
8(3)50 USC 3605, Public
Law 86-36, Sec. 6(a)
National Security Act
1959
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Reid, Donald
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 8:20
Boswell, Eric Starr, reg; Donovan, Patrick
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with Cheryl Miils Tuesday
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Sent: Friday, February 13, 2009 6:05
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J!:ld, Donald R;[
Subject: RE: URGENT:
ting wtth Cl1elyl Mills NATL SEC AGENCvl
B?(C) think probably need attend this meeting Tuesday. SOIC interests seem clearly involved.
From: Refd, Donald
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2009 3:58
To:
87(C)
Subject: FW: URGENT: Meeting with Cheryl Mills uesday
This continuing come surprise...I iinST think Erie has seen yet... Ive given Greg, Pat
FnMml.______ Sent: Friday, foebruary 13, 2009 3:29 Pt1_ __.____
To: Boswell. ec:C-__._Eric J;- Reid, Donald R;l subject: URGENT: Meeting with Cheryl Mills
land NATL SEC AGENCY
B7(C) NATL SEC AGENCY
87(C)
Classification: .K8fI
Good afternoon BLUF: NSA/IAO seniors will meeting with Ms. ills Tuesday Blackberry vulnerabilities and the range mitigation
options based request she made this
rning. want ensure that you have the opportunity attend, send your experts, join the discussion and firsthand what the options are.
Date: Tuesday, February 2009
Time: 1400
Place: The Secretarys Conference Room
POCs: Lori Mclean (for Chief Staff);[
(for NCR State/NSA)
-Background: believe IAD was have coordinate the Friday before long weekend!) and did
that you had been invited participate, bot
assured that was NOT intentional, but more alo NATL SEC AGENCY
B?(C)
with you, but things have been developing quickly (as they always want assume that you had been informed the meeting and
desired and appropriate. this first heard for you, please the line fog bclttle Htoo many cooks... UNCLASSIFIED
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Obtain~d Judicial Watch, Inc. via FOIA apologize front for inadvertently forcing the ue. met with Ms. Mills this morning introduce myself and was
immeC:iately questioned about the Hart the ibleu re: the Blackberries. NSA fully prepared brief the
vulnerabilities; make sure they understand full the requirement (which was stated needing use the
Blackberries the Secretarys Suite the unclass fled level for scheduling/emailing etc. and possibly also for voice); and discuss/offer mitigations that would enable lutlon the requirement. ---- _=-_Jnd been charged Debbie Plunkett (D/IAO) lead the briefing
team. Please not hesitate contact them, help shape the agenda, ask questions, etc. Their phone numbers
are! NATL SEC AGENCY would greatly appreciate your letting
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CO5 U.S. Department State Case No. F-2015-05028 Doc No. C05838716 Date: 02/05/2016
ELEASE PART 85, 8(7)C:
8(3)50 USC 3605, Public Law
6-36, Sec. 6(a) National Security
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RELEASE PART 8(3)-18-USC-
Reid, Donald
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FW: Recap Meeting
18.. 2009
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IUNCLAS~IFIEDl Blackberries
REVIEW
AUTHORITY:
Heres the results our meeting yest~rday...
been speculating, the issue here one personal comfort
Barbara
does not use computer our view someone
ded their email (why doesnt she use her desktop when the Nielsen,
SCIF?) doesnt fit this scenario... during the campa she was urged keep contact with thousands via ... once Senior
she got the hang It, she was hooked... now eve day. she feels hamstrung because she has lock her ... she Reviewer
does out several times day office they crafted for her outside the SCIF and plays email catch-up... Cheryl
Mills and others who are dedicated addicts are strafed because they too are not near their desktop very often
during the working day... this 2PM meeting Che indicated she last checked her email 8:30... they are used
having the their hip and staying closely with developments during the day
B7(C)
From:
Sent: tu~Feruary 17, 2009 4:01
To: Astlbery, Wayne; Dinger, John Boswell, Eri -:-~. ~ld_B
Donovan, Patrick Wlseearver, Olartes Stan Gary
ec:C Meeting re: Bladcl:>errles
SUbject: Recap
Starr, Greg; NATL SEC AGENCY
B7(C)
B7(C) NATL SEC AGENCY
B7(C)
Classification: SECRET
ACTION: --- ---
B7(C)
SUMMARY:
-Premeeting: the premeetlng, attendee determined that not enough specifics were known about the
requirement jump right with discussion that Ms. Mills should invited describe the requirement for the
group the start the meeting. addition, agreed that this was not decision meeting; rather, discussion
and information gathering meeting enable eve one better understand the requirement, better understand
some the wlnerabilities, mitigations, costs (int rms functionality lost, time needed develop solutions, etc.)
associated with the requirement, and determln how move forward.
-Meeting: Ms. Mills described the require ent chiefly driven Secretary Clinton, who does not use standard
computer equipment but relies exclusively her Blackberry for e-mailing and remaining contact her sc~edule,
etc. lde~ly all members her suite would alto use Blackberries for communication the SCIF;r
8(1 ),(8)(3)-18
Iwas not the primary driver, but sible would plus.
USC 798,
(8)(3)-P .L.
86-36
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the vulnerabilities wece..descdbed. Ms.Mills aulck~focused the main Ob}tatle t_o_u~io~kberrle~
~L_~_JFurther discussion indicated that somf mitigations;!
woul(fremove the.
very functionality desired _____ ]while others might take time develop. Ms. Mills
has witnessed use Blackberries other sensit,;~ (but perhaps not SCIFed) spaces; she asked some excellent questions
about what might possible and prudent. She alf asked about precedent; former Secretary Rice had received waivers
for her staff; however, use expanded unma!geable number users from security perspective, those waivers
were phased out and Blackberry use was not allo her Suite.
Ms. Mills asked about the Presidents Bia berry and whether the information about that was compartmt:nted;
she unde~nds that she cannot givenJ.ntorma1 ion ~b~ut -~he specifics.I
B(1),
(8)(3)-18
USC 798,
(B)(3)-P .L.
86-36 --- left out many details invite any you sha your perspective, your key takeaways, your different take the
meeting ask any questions- important thl that everyone agree that captured the action and deliverable
accurately, and that everyone now know what requirement really have failed either those regards,
PLEASE NOT hesitate correct question!
All the best, and thanks again all who participat
minds.
-==i what believe was very productive and useful meeting the NATL SEC AGENCY
Attendees: NATL SEC AGENCY
STATE DEPARTMENT:
NSA:
Cheryl Mills, Chief Staff =--=-~ Vulnerability Analysis and Operations hief,
JobnJ)Jn.itec. Acting A/S for INR
Chief Systems Engineer, Systems Security
87(C)
]chief Information Officer
Chief, Systems and Network Analysis Center
Charlie Wisecarver, Chief Technology Officer
SNAC/Network Infrastructure
Pat Donovan, OAS for OS/Countermeasures
Senior NSA Liaison Rep State Dept
Don Reid, Assistant Director for OS/Security Infra ructure
Wayne ~bery, Director, Office Security Techn logy
87(C) Director, Office Information Securi
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Liaison Representative, U.S. State Dep rtment
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UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2015-05028 Doc No. C05838716 Date: 02/05/2016 :1ED
U.S. Department State Case No. F-2015-05028 Doc No. C05838717 Date: 02/05/2016
RELEASE PART BS, B(7)C,
8(3)50 USC 3605, Public Law
86-36, Sec. 6(a) National
Secur~ Act o_.!_!959
DS017jRELEASE INPART
(!!_{3)-18-USC 798, 8(1)
Reid, Donald
From:
Sent
To:
UNCLASSJFIE
Reid, Donald
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 8:53
0onovan. PatnCKO-
Cc:
Subject:
B7(C)
FW: Recap Meeting Blackberries
REVIEW AUTHORITY:- Barbara Nielsen, Senior
Reviewer
SECRET//NOFORN _j.the with
B7(C)
coordination and planning for yesterday meeting did not anticipate the need for S/EX representation ...this
Cheryl Mills that was prompted has raised host related issues..
discussion thA .catet1001..nL
j!hat and h.er staff .o..bJie.fed w.ittves
.to.travel aru1.tectm.oloa~ vulnerabilities? intends fol oW-Up this paftfcular
mistbt
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options meet and others requirements... ther:e rtalnly will costs associated with anything that get Implemented ...
From:[=._ NATL SEC AGENCY
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 4:01
To: Ashbety, Wayne; Dinger, John Boswell,
Donovan, Patrlc:M>:mirver, Olarles Sta
cc:CSUtijed: Recap
B7(C) Gary A;, re: Bladcben1es R~~ .Donald R;_5tarr, Greg; 87(C) NATL SEC AGENCY! NATL SEC AGENCY
87(C)
Classification:~
B7(C)
ACTION:
SUMMARY:
-Premeetlng: the premeeting, attendee determined that not enough specifics were known about the
requirement jump right with discussion that Ms. Mills should Invited describe the requirement for the
group the start the meeting. addition, agreed that this was not decision meeting; rather, discussion
and Information gathering meeting enable eve one better understand the requirement, better understand
some the vulnerabilities, mitigations, costs (in rms functionality lost, time needed develop solutions, etc.)
associated with the requirement, and determi how move forward.
-Meeting: Ms. Mills described the require ent chiefly driven Secretary Ointon, who does not use standar
computer equipment but relies exduslvely her Blackberry for e-mailing and remaining contact her schedule,
~c. ldeiltv all members her suite would allo use Blackberries for communication the SCIF;
was not the primary driver, but sible would plus.
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Mills.ouicklv focused the main obstacle usirul BlackberriesJ
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SCIFsJ
som;
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mitigations
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would remove the
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(but pe.p not SCIFed) spans
8(1),
(8)(3)-18
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(8)(3)-P .L.
86-36
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about what might possible and prudent. She
for her staff; however, use expanded unma
were phased out and Blackberry use was not alto
Ms. Mills asked about the Presidents Bia
she understands that she cannot given inform Judicial Watch, Inc. via FOIA
asked about precedent; former Secretary Rice had received waivers
geable number users from security perspective, those waivers her Suite.
berry and whether the ln~!fllatlon about that was compartmented;
ion about the speclficsr left out many details invite any you shar your perspective, your key takeaways, your different take the
meeting- ask any questions- important thi that everyone agree that captured the action and deliverable
accurately, and that everyone now know what requirement really have failed either those regards,
PLEASE NOT hesitate correct question
All the best, and thanks again all who partlclpa what believe was very productive and useful meeting the
minds. NATL SEC AGENcl
B7(C)
Attendees:
STATE DEPARTMENT:
hief, Vulnerability Analysis and Op83 NATL SEC AGENCY
Cheryl Mills, Chief Staff !Chief Systems Engineer, Systems Security
John DingerJcting A/S for INR
!Chief, Systems and Network Analysis Center (C)
hlef Information Officer -sNAC/Network Infrastructure
Charlie Wisecarver, Chief Technology Officer
Senior NSA Liaison Rep State Dept
Pat Donovan, DAS for OS/Countermeasures
Don Reid, Assistant Director for OS/Security lnfras
Wayne Ashbery, Director, Office Security Tech logy Director, Office Information Secur
87(C)
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B7(C) NATL SEC AGENCY
Senior NS.I Liaison Representative, U.S. State Oep rtment
commercial
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UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2015-05028 Doc No. C05838717 Date: 02/05/2016
U.S. Department State Case No. F-2015-05028 Doc No. C05838724 Date: 02/05/2016
Obt;I Jod~;;;i.
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REVIEW AUTHORITY: Barbara Nielsen, Senior
IRELEASE PART 85, B(7)C,
8(3)50 USC 3605, Public law
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Sent:
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..we_ctnesdaLMarch t1. 200.9 4:4,M
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subject:
Rt:~ ltOUQnts
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Scheduling meeting fine, guess
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Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 3:22
To: Reid~ Donald_B__
ec:
su~ea: FW: 1nougnts
B?(C) NATL SEC AGENCY
B?(C)
Importance: High
Fontacted say that she had call from Cheryl Mills after receiving the memo yesterday and that
she liad telecon with her this morning. She said: NATL SEC AGENCY
B?(C) shared with her the Secretarys comment after
ing the memo that she gets ir.
From:
Sent: Wednesday,
To: [__ NATL SEC AGENCY,.
87(C)
B?(C) 2:21
Subject: FW: Thoughts
Oassiflcation: SECRET NOFORN
Hi, Cheryl:
Here the note forwarded Cheryl Mills this ming after dropped off the info. NATL SEC AGENCY
87(C)
All the best,[
-----
senior NSA Liaison Representative, U.S. State Dep NATL SEC AGENCY
B?(C)
ment
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2015-05028 Doc No. C05838724 Date: 02/05/2016 :1EO U.S. Department State commercial
Case No. F-2015-05028 Doc No. C05838724 Date: 02/05/2016
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S:nesaay,
To: Mills, Cheryl
Cc: Dinger, John
Subject: Thoughts
Marcn11~2i NATL SEC AGENCY NATL SEC AGENCY
87(C)
9:10
Classification: SECRET NOFORN
Hi, Cheryl: hope the information the memo and the slig tly expanded background paper help with your decision re: whether
pursue use BlackBerries the suite.
Sometimes the distinction between what can one and what is, not, recommended done differ; this one those instances. OSs response illustrates thei level concern based their extensive professional expertise.
m):
Options (as see the_ _,__ .__ hope this additional info useful and apologiz offering presumptuous please let know what else NSA can help, either the decision-making process the decision-implementation process. can identify with your
statement that community technical security experts should have done better job anticipating the
need for expanded use personal electronic tees- thats area where the Administration and the Secretary
need focus and drive harder, Ill utm turn that message into reality.
_J,____________
_____ NATL SEC AGENCY
87(C)
Very respectfully,
Senior NSA. liaison Representru..s_._s~e Icommercial
ISTE NATL SEC AGENCY
87(C) NATL SEC AGENCY
rtment
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2015-05028 Doc No. C05838724 Date: 02/05/2016 4:1ED
U.S. Department State Case No. F-2015-05028 Doc No. C05838724 Date: 02/05/2016
Obtain Judicial Watch, Inc. via FOIA
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2015-05028 Doc No. C05838724 Date: 02/05/2016
United States Department State
Washington, 20520
February 2016
Case No. F-2015-05028
Segment: DS-0001 Part
Kate Bailey
Judicial Watch
425 Third Street, SW, Suite 800
Washington, 20024
Dear Ms. Bailey: refer our letter dated December 24, 2015, regarding the release certain
Department State records under the Freedom Information Act (the FOIA), U.S.C. 552. informed you, the review the records retrieved from the
Bureau Diplomatic Security had ongoing.
For this production, have identified six additional documents that are
responsive your request. After reviewing these documents have determined
all six may released part. All released material enclosed. enclosure
explains the FOIA exemptions and other grounds for withholding material. you have any questions, your attorney may contact Marsha Edney, Trial
Attorney, (202) 514-4520 Marsha.Edney@usdoj.gov. Please refer the case
number, F-2015-05028, and the civil action number, 15-cv-00646, all
correspondence about this case.
Sincerely,
JlLJG..{_ Por
John Hackett, Director
Office Information Programs and Services
Enclosures: stated rcCdom oflnfo mntion USC 552)
FOIA F,xcmptions
(b)(
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Hi, Cheryl:
Here the note forwarded Cheryl Mills this ming after dropped off the info. NATL SEC AGENCY
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To: Mills, Cheryl
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Hi, Cheryl: hope the information the memo and the sfig expanded background paper help with your decision re: whether
pursue use BlackBerries the suite.
Sometimes the distinction between what can one and what Is, not, recommended done differ; this one those instances. OSs response Illustrates thel level concern based their extensive professional expertise. tlons see them): hope this additional info useful and apologiz offering presumptuous- please let know what else NSA can help, either the decision-making process the decision-implementation process. can identify with your
statement that community technical security experts should have done better job anticipating the
need for expanded use personal electronic !ces- thats area where the Administration and the Secretary
need focus and drive harder, Ill utm turn that message into reality.
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c=!at Erics request, began examining optlons for with respect secure Blackberry-like communications ... the
current state the art not too user friendly, has infrastructure State, and very expensive ... each time asked
the question What was the solution ft>r POTUS?
were olitel told shut and color... NSA opened the door ft>r establish requirements and they would try hel ... then
the NSA customer rep assigned INR)
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happened have meeting with Cheryl Mills whe disp easureWittllfie current the SCIF issue just cam UTHORITY:
up. Now NSA offering briefing Tues and clea are ready make things happen.
Barbara
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meet demands (basically wireless comm Mah gany Row) ... and whatever solution they provide will have have
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The meeting February p.m. the Secre arys conference room.
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sub ect: RE: URGENT: Meeting with Cheryl Miiis presume this meeting Tuesday Feb rather Feb? NATL SEC AGENCY
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Good afternoon BLUF: NSA/IAD seniors will meeting with Ms. lls Tuesday Blackberry vulnerabilities and the range mitigation
options based request she made this ming. want ensure that you have the opportunity attend, send your experts, join the discussion and firsthand what the options are.
Date: Tuesday, February 2009
Time: 1400
Place: The Secretarys Conference Room
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POCs: Lori Mclean (for Chief Staff);
for NCR State/NSA)
Background: believe IAD was have coordinate the Friday before long weekend!) and did
that you had been Invited participate, bot
assured that was NOT intentional, but more ala NATL SEC AGENCY
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with you, but things have been developing quickly (as they always
Twant assume that you had been Informed the meeting and
desired and appropriate. this first heard for you, please the line fog battle too many cooks.. apologize front for inadvertently forcing the ue. met with Ms. Mills this morning Introduce myself and was
immediately questioned about the art the pos Ible re: the Blackberries. NSA fully prepared brief the
vulnerabllltles; make sure they understand full the requirement (which was stated needing use the
Blackberries the Secretarys Suite the unclass fled level for scheduling/emailing etc. and possibly also for voice); and discuss/offer mitigations that would enable res lution the requirement.
a~_ been charged Debbie Plunkett (D/IAD) lead the briefing
team. Please not hesitate contact help shape the agenda, ask questions, etc. Their phone numbers
are NATL SEC AGENCY would greatly ~ppreciate your lettlng
cced this note) know who will attend from the CIO and offices that she can advise Lori Mclean prio the session. NATL SEC AGENCY
Thank you for working with this.
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