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This is an interim res Itsg !o your two Freedom of Information Act

(FOnl requests dated
office on
l, which were received by this

FOIA case "All email and attachments received or sent bv

Director of NSA General Keith B. Alexander contailing the search terms
- or Julian Assange between lo/r/zoLO and
LO/ LB/2O1 O;"
o FOIA Case "Copies of any records pertaining to Wikileaks or"

As previously provided, your requests have been assigned the Case Numbers as
noted above, and have been aggregated together for fee purposes. This letter
provides additional processing information. There is certain information
relating to this processing about which the FOIA and appticable Department of
Defense (DoD) and NSA/csS regulations require we inform you.

For purposes of these requests and based on the information you

provided in your letters, you are considered an "all other" requester. you must
pay for search time in excess of 2 hours and duplication in excess of 1OO

If you wish intelligence records, we have determined that the fact of the
existence or non-existence of the materials you request is a currenily and
properly ciassified matter in accordance with Executive Order 7gb}6, as set
forth in subparagraph (c) of section 1.4. Thus, your requesrs are denied
pursuant to the first exemption of the FOIA which provides that the FOIA does
not appiy to matters that are specifica-lly authorized under criteria established
by an Executive Order to be kept secret in the interest of national
defense or
foreign relations and are, in fact properly classified pursuant to
such Executive

In addition, this Agency is various

cerlain information-concerning its activities. The third Effi&tto
provides for the vrithholding of information'spdeiftbdlyr&_ffi" of the FOIA
disciosure by statute. Thut, your requests are also denied because
the fact of
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# "'ttt:gfi"bfiEt{ififfi niar Authority for NSA information is the Deputy

Director for Policy and Records, Diane M. Janosek. As your requests
are being
denied, you are tlis Agency,s appeal procedures.
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9::.R1."+"::_:"s fffiffi.,?nay*fi1e, an .pplur tL trr" ivsa/css Freedom of
mnriffir#ffin"ft,,S-fl*ffiiffiIhority. The appeaf must be postmarked no tater
than 6o calendg days of the date of trre iruua denial ieiter. The appeal shall
!: ttt -mff8roresJed to tfre Nse/CSS FOIA Appeat Authority (DJp4),
National securityAgency, 9800 savage Road sTb oz+s, Fort ci.o.g"
G. Meade,
MD 20755-6248. The appeal shall the adverse determination and
sha-ll contain, in suffici..rf and particularity, the grounds
upon which the
requesterbeltrs that the determination is unwarranted. rhe NSa/CSS FOIA
Appeal Authority will endeavor to respond to the appeal within 20 working
after receipt, absent any unusual circumstances.

If you wish non-intelligence records, we estimate that the costs involved

to search for material responsive to your requests will be approximately
$3,259.00. Fees are assessed in accordance with DoD Regulation 540o.7-R.
Search fees are computed at $44.00 an hour. You are entifled to two
hours of
search at no charge, therefore, we estimate your total cost to be approximately
$3,121.00 ($g,z59.oo - $es.oo for two hours of search). NSA does not conduct
partial searches.

Please be advised that your agreeing to incur these fees will not
necessarily result in the disclosure to you of all or any information you
records are found which are responsive to your requests, a detailed
seek. If
review to
determine the releasability of the information would foilow. It has been
experience that any records responsive to your requests if such records
may be classified or otherwise exempt from release in accordance with