The DHS FOIA Annual Report of FY 2008
I. Basic Information Regarding Report
1. Questions regarding this report may be directed to:Catherine M. Papoi, J.D.Deputy Chief FOIA OfficerDirector, Disclosure & FOIAPrivacy OfficeDepartment of Homeland SecurityWashington, DC 20528Phone: 703-235-0790; Fax: 703-235-04432. This report can be downloaded from the DHS FOIA website at http://www.dhs.gov/FOIA.3. Requests for this report in paper form may also be directed to Catherine M. Papoi, as listed above.
II. Making a FOIA Request
1. Names, addresses, and contact numbers for DHS FOIA Officers can be found on our website athttp://www.dhs.gov/FOIA.2. Brief description why requests are not granted:The most frequent reason why requests are not granted is that the description of the request is notsufficient to allow the Agency to conduct an adequate search and/or no records are locatedresponsive to the request.The primary reason for not granting requests for which records are located is that the records orinformation are compiled for law enforcement purposes and the release of such information couldreasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of the personal privacy of a thirdparty/parties (in some instances by revealing an investigative interest in them). A detaileddescription of the categories of the agency’s records to which the FOIA exemptions apply can befound on our website at http://www.dhs.gov/xfoia/gc_1208265747435.shtm.
III. Acronyms, Definitions, and Exemptions
1. Agency-specific acronyms or other terms.a.
CBP United States Customs and Border Protectionb.
CRCL Office of Civil Rights & Civil Libertiesc.
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agencyd.
FLETC Federal Law Enforcement Training Centere.
FOIA/PA Freedom of Information Act / Privacy Actf.
I&A Office of Intelligence and Analysisg.
ICE Immigration and Customs Enforcementh.
MGMT Management Directoratei.
NPPD National Protection and Programs Directorate j.
OIG Office of the Inspector Generalk.
OGC Office of the General Counsell.
OPS Office of Operations Coordinationm.
PLCY Office of Policyn.
PREP Preparedness Directorateo.
PRIV Privacy Officep.
S&T Science and Technology Directorateq.
TSA Transportation and Security Administrationr.
USCG United States Coast Guards.
USCIS United States Citizenship and Immigration Servicest.
USSS United States Secret Service