CIA Rejects FOIA Request For Criteria For Rejecting FOIA Requests

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Central Intelligence Agency

Washington, D.C. 20505

24 June 2013

Mr. Jason Smathers
MuckRock News
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Reference: F-2011-00105
Dear Mr. Smathers:

This is a final response to your undated Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for all
records which help a person who processes FOIA requests for the CIA determine if they should
respond by neither confirming or denying the existence of the responsive records. We processed
your request in accordance with the FOIA, 5 U.S.C. 552, as amended, and the CIA Information Act,
50 U.S.C. 431, as amended. Our processing included a search for records as described in our
2 December 2010 acceptance letter.

We completed a thorough search for records responsive to your request and located material
which we determined is currently and properly classified and must be denied in its entirety on the
basis of FOIA exemptions and/or and other material on the basis of FOIA
exemption An explanation of exemptions is enclosed. Exemption pertains to
information exempt from disclosure by statute. The relevant statute is the Central Intelligence Agency
Act of 1949, 50 U.S.C. 403g, as amended, Section 6, which exempts from the disclosure
requirement information pertaining to the organization and functions, including those related to the
protection of intelligence sources and methods. As the CIA Information and Privacy Coordinator, I
am the CIA official responsible for this determination. You have the right to appeal this response to
the Agency Release Panel, in my care, within 45 days from the date ofthis letter. Please include the
basis of your appeal.


Michele Meeks
Information and Privacy Coordinator



CIA, FOIA, MuckRock


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