NATIONAL RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE

14675 Lee Road
Chantilly, VA 20151-1715
10 November 2010
John Greenewald, Jr.


Dear Mr. Greenewald:
This is in response to your email, dated 17 June 009,
received in the Information Management Services Center of the
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on 17 June 2008. Pursuant
to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), you are requ sting the
copies of, " ... the 5 oldest OPEN FOIA case/ requests record.
Please include all letters of correspondence to and m the
requesters, all interagency memos/ communications, rch of
all electronic records, etc .... n
Your request was processed in accordance with the Freedom
of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552, as amended. A tho ough
search of our files and databases located five records
responsive to your request totaling 190 pages. These ecords
are being released to you in part.
The m a t e ~ i a l being withheld is denied pursuant to FOIA
exemptions:
- (b) (1) as properly classified information under Executive
Order 12 958 , Section 1.4(c);
(b) (3) which allows the withholding of informat
prohibited from disclosure by statute, 10 U.S.C
which states: "Except as required by the Presi
provided in subsection (c), no provision of law
construed to require the disclosure of (1) The
organization or any function ... (2) ... nu
persons employed by or assigned or detailed to
organization or the name, official title, occup
series, grade, or salary of any such person .
Covered Organizations . . the National Reconn
Office;" and
(b) (6) which applies to records which, if
constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion
privacy of individuals.
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The FOIA authorizes federal agencies to assess fees for
record services. Based upon the information provided, you have
been placed in the "educational/scientific/media" cate ory of
requestersf which means you are responsible for duplic tion fees
(.15 per page) exceeding 100 pages. Additional informa ion about
fees can be found on our website at www.nro.gov .
fees have been incurred in this case.
essable
You have the right to appeal this determination b
addressing your appeal to the NRO Appeal Authority, 14 75 Lee
Road, Chantilly, VA 20151-1715, within 60 days of the ate of
this letter. Should you decide to do so, please expla'n the
basis of your appeal.
If you have any questions, please call the Reques er
Service Center at (703) 227 -9326 and reference case nu er F09-
0093.
Enclosures:
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Chief, Information A cess
and Release Team
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F02-0001
F03-0033
F06-0057
F06-0072
F07-0088
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NATIONAL RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE
14675 Lee Road
Chantilly, VA 20151·1715
2 Oc ober 2001
Information Access and Release Center
(703) 808-5029
Mr. Jeffrey T. Richelson
3201 Landover Street, #1404
Alexandria, VA 22305
Dear Mr. Richelson:
This is in response to your letter, dated 29 Septe
2001, received in the Information Access and Release Ce of
the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on 2 October 2
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) , you
requesting " . . . Final Reports of the DNRO . . .. "
We have accepted your request. It will be process d in
accordance with the FOIA, 5 U.S.C. § 552, as amended.
Since we may not respond within the 20 working day
stipulated by the Act, you have the right to consider t
denial and may appeal to the NRO Appeal Review Panel.
seem more reasonable, however, to have us continue proc
your request and respond as soon as we can. You can ap
denial of records at that time. Unless we hear from yo
otherwise, we will assume that you agree, and will proc
this basis.
, You have the right to appeal this determination by
addressing your appeal to the NRO Appeal Authority, 146
Road, Chantilly, VA 20151-1715 within 60 days of the ab
Should you decide to do this, please explain the basis
appeal.
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As you are aware, the FOIA authorizes federal agen ies to
assess fees for record services. B a ~ e d upon the inform tion you
provided, you have been placed into the "other" catego , which
means that a requester is responsible for search in exc ss of
two hours and reproduction costs in excess of 100 pages.
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that fee waivers or reductions are granted when there is a
public interest in disclosure of info:nnation, which will
contribute significantly to the public's understanding o
operations or activities of the NRO. A decision to waiv
reduce fees cannot be made until after responsive docume
be disclosed have been reviewed for "public interest."
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For reference purposes, your request has been assig ed case
number F02-0001. If you have any questions, please call · me at
(703) 808-5029 and reference your case number.
Sincerely,
Barbara E. Freimann
Chief; Information
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SUBJECT: FOIA Request - F02-0001
We have received a request from Jeffrey Richels
specific memoranda noted in his attached request. We
located four of the documents which are twenty-five rs or
older.
Please review the documents attached for declass fication,
indicating what portions require continued protection
If you have any questions, please call me at
referenc·e case number F02-0001.
Attachments:
Request Letter
DNRO Final Reports:
1963, 1965, 1969, & 1972
Barbara E. Freimann
Chief, Information
Access and Release Cent
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NATIONAL RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE
7 Feb ary 2002
MEMORANDUM FOR THE DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE
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SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Request--Mr. Jeffrey
(NRO FOIA Case F02-0001)
In our search for records responsive to the Freedo
Information Act (FOIA) request from Mr. Jeffrey Richels
29 September 2001 (Tab A), the National Reconnaissance
(NRO) has identified five documents responsive to his
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which may contain Community Management Staff equities. These
documents are being provided to you for coordination a ~ a return
us for release to the requester. These records are alsb being
coordinated with the Defense Intelligence Agency, the entral
Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency.
to
We are providing a sanitized copy of these docume ts with NRO
equities redacted (Tab B) . The information will be wi eld
pursuant to FOIA exemption (b) {1), information that is currently
and properly classified pursuant to Executive Order 12 58, Section
1.5(c), which protects intelligence activities (includ·ng special
activities), intelligence sources or methods, or crypt logy.
Please review these records identifying any additional aterial
you feel should be withheld pursuant to the FOIA, 5 u .. c. § 552.
Per Department of Justice guidance, agencies are ncouraged
to place coordination and/or referrals in their queue ased on the
date of the initial request, in this instance, Septemb r 2001.
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Attachments:
Final Reports of D/NRO from
1963, 1965, 1969, 1972, and 1979
Barbara E. Freimann
Chief, Information
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NATIONAL RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE
7 Fe ruary 2002
MEMORANDUM FOR THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, INFO
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SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Request--Mr. Jeffrey ichelson
(NRO FOIA Case F02-0001)
In our search for records responsive to the Freed
Information Act (FOIA) request from Mr. Jeffrey Richel
29 September 2001 (Tab A), the National Reconnaissance
(NRQ) has identified five documents responsive to his
which may . contain Central Intelligence Agency equities
documents are being provided to you for coordination a
us for release to the requester. These records are al
coordinated with the Defense Intelligence Agency, the
Security Agency, and the Community Management Staff.
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activities), intelligence sources or methods, or crypt logy.
Please review these records identify_ing any .additional material
you feel should be withheld pursuant to the FOIA, 5 U .. C. § 552.
Per Department of Justice guidance, agencies are ncouraged
to place coordination and/or referrals in their queue ased on the
date of the initial request, in this instance, Septemb r 2001.
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Attachments:
Final Reports of D/NRO
Barbara E. Freimann
Chief, Information A cess and
Release Center
from 1963, 1965, 1969, 1972, and 1979
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NATIONAL RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE
7 Feb uary 2002
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SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Request--Mr. Jeffrey R'chelson
(NRO FOIA Case F02-0001)
In our search for records responsive to the Freedo
Information Act (FOIA) request from Mr. Jeffrey Richels
29 September 2001 (Tab A), the National Reconnaissance
(NRO) has identified one document responsive to his re
may contain Defense Intelligence Agency equities. This
is being provided to you for coordination and return to
release to the requester. This record is also being co
with the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Secu
Agency, and the Community Management Staff.
We are providing a sanitized copy of this document
equities redacted (Tab B) . The information will be wit
pursuant to FOIA exemption (b) (1), information that is
and properly classified pursuant to Executive Order 129
l.S(c), which protects intelligence activities (includi
activities), intelligence sources or methods, or crypto
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NRO
you feel should be withheld pursuant to the FOIA, 5 U.S
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to place coordination and/or referrals in their queue b sed on the
date of the initial request, in this instance, Septembe 2001.
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A'rl'ENTION:
SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Request--Mr.
(NRO FOIA Case F02-0001)
In our se.arch for records responsive to the Freedom
Information Act (FOIA) request from Mr. Jeffrey Richelso
29 September 2001 (Tab A), the National Reconnaissance 0
(NRO) has identified one document responsive to his requ
may contain National Security Agency equities o This doc
being provided to you for coordination and return to us
release to the requester. This record is also being coo
with the Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intell
Ageny, and the Community Management Staff.
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equities redacted (Tab B) 0 The information will be wit
pursuant to FOIA exemption (b) (1), information that is
and properly classified pursuant to Executive Order 1295
loS(c), which protects intelligence activities (includin
activities), intelligence sources or methods, or cryptol
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you feel should be withheld pursuant to the FOIA, 5 U.S.
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· 14675lee Road ·
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2 May 2003
Information Access and Release Center
(703) 808-5029
Jeffrey T.
3201 Landover Street, #1404
Alexandria, VA 22305
Reference: FOIA Case No. F02-0001
Dear Mr. Richelson:
This is in response to your letter, dated 29 Sept
2001, received in the Information Access and Release C
the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on 2 October
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act {FOIA), you
requesting" . . .. Final Reports of the DNRO ... ".
of ·
According to the Intelligence Authorization Act 2003,
Section 502, operational files of the NRO are exempt om the
publication, disclosure, search, and review-provisions of the
Freedom Information Act, 5 u.s.c. §552. As such, t ' e files
that would contain responsive records, if any exist, a e not
subject to search in response to your request .
. You have the right to appea·l this ·determination
addressing your appeal to the NRO Authority, 14 75 Lee
Road, Chantilly, VA 20151-1715 -within_ 60 days of the a ove date. ·
Should you decide to do this, please explain the basis of your
appeal. ·
If you have any questions, please call. me at (703 808-5029
and reference your case number.
Sincerely,
NRC Appeal Authority
14675 Lee Road
Chantilly, Va. 20151-1715
JEFFREY T.
3201 Laridover #14o4
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This letter appeals the NRC's response of 21 May 003 to my
FCIA request (F02-0001) of 29 September 2001 for copies f:
John lfcLucaa, "l'iDal a-port the DDO," 1973.
IIana Nark, "l'iDal a.poz:ot the DJUtO," October 1979
The NRO has denied the request in its entirety on t e grounds
that any responsive records are part of the NRC's operati nal files,
and therefore "not subject to searcll." A copy of the de ial letter
is attached.
I believe that use of the operational files exempti n to deny
my request, without search and review, is completely ina ropriate.
NRC operational files are defined as "files • •.• that do ument the
means by which foreign intelligence or counterintel igence ia
collected through scientific technical systems."
The requested documents are historical documents t at concern
a variety of matters, including organizational. At least one of the
documents (McLucas) is also likely to contain significa t data on
already declassified and/or obsolete (as specified by t e DCI and
NRC) cpllection systems - including the U-2 and Corona.
Reports by earlier DNRO's have already been releas d in part,
in response to earlier FOIA requests. Those documents a e enclosed
to illustrate the nature of such reports. For example Brockway
McMillan's 1965 report to the Secretary of Defens contains
information on the A-12 and SR-71, as well as a discussion of the
1965 NRC Agreement, the job of the DNRO, and org nizational
problems.
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Finally, I · would note that the "NRO and the FOIA"
the NRO's web site states that "The goal of the FOIA of
NRO is to release as much information as possible, cons
the need to protect information" and "where discretiona
can be made without causing harm, the Chief Information
Release Center, as the initial denial authority, and t
of Staff, · as the appeal authority, use their discretion
information even where an exemption may be available." T
review the documents requested and release information
disclosed without harm would not be consistent with the
stated information release policy.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey T. Richels
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MEMORANDUM FOR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DIRECTORATE FOR FREEDO
OF REVIEW

SUBJECT: (U) NRO FOIA Case F02-0001--Mr. Jeffrey Richelson
8 May 2004
(U) In our search for records responsive to the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) request from Mr. Jeffrey Richelson, da ed 29
September 2001 (Tab A), the National Reconnaissance Office ( 0) has
identified five documents respons"ive to his request which may contain
Department of Defense equities. These documents are being pr vided to
you for coordination and return to us for release to the requ ster.
These records have been coordinated with the Central Intellig nee
Agency, the National Security Agency, and the Community Manag ment
Staff.
(U) We are providing a sanitized copy of this document
equities redacted (Tab B). The information. will be withheld Ursuant to
FOIA exemption (b) (1), information that is currently and prop rly
classified pursuant to Executive Order 12958, se·ction 1.5 (c), which
protects intelligence activities (including special activitie ),
intelligence sources or methods, or cryptology. Please revie these
records identifying any additional material you feel should b withheld
pursuant to the FOIA; 5 U.S.C. § 552.
(U) Per Department of Justice .guidance, agencies are en
place coordination and/or referrals in their queue based on
the initial request, in this instance, September 2001.
(U) If you have any questions, please call me, Acting
Information Access and Release Center on (703) and
case number F02-0001. ·
Attachments:
1. (U) Rpt of D/NRO 1963
2. (U) Rpt of D/NRO 1965
3. (U) · Rpt of D/NRO 1969
4. (U) Rpt of D/NRO 1972
5. (U) Rpt of D/NRO 1979
Linda S. Hathaway
Acting Chief, Informati
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We have three that we'd like to update:
NRO Case # F04-01 01 - IG Report on Responsibilities of the Director, NRO
OFISR Case #05-F-o615
Sent on 17 May 2004
Requester - Richelson
NRO Case # F03-0033 (APPEAL) - MOUs
OFISR Case #05-F..0531
Sent on 13 May 2005
Requester: Ravnitzky
NRO Case # F02-0001 (APPEAL) - Final Report of the DNAO
OFISR Case# 04-F·2166
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We were hoping to get _some information on the status of these cases:
NRO Case F04-0101 -IG Report on Responsibilities of the Director, NRO
OFISR Case #05-F-0615
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_Requester- Richelson
NRO Case F03-Q033 (Appeal)- MOUs
OFISR Case #05-F-0531
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appeal from Mr. Richardson regarding Final Reports of DNROs Lucas and M rk, from 1973 and
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2004 for review
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I
i .4ATIONAL RECONNAISSANCE OF( - 1.'
14675 Lee Road
NRO proved for_ Release
. Chantilly, VA 2 0 1 5 1 ~ 1 7 1 5
17 June 2003
Mr M'ch el Ravn'tzk
Dear Mr. Ravnitzky:
This is in response to your letter, dated 24 May 003,
received in the Information Access· and Release Center IARC) of
the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on 29 May 200 .
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), you are
requesting the "comity agreements of Memoranda of Unde standing
at NRO" . .
Pursuant to the Intelligence .Authorization Act of 2003,
Section 502, operational files of the NRO are exempt f om the
publication, disclosure, search, and review provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act, 5 u.s.c. § 552. As such, he files
that would contain responsive records, if any exist, a e not
subject to search in response to your request.
You have the right to appeal this determination
addressing your appeal to the NRO Appeal Authority, 14 75 Lee
Road, Chantilly, VA 20151-1715 within 60 days of the ove date.
Should you decide to do this, please explain the basis of your
appeal.
f If you have any questions, please call the Chief
(703) 808-5029 and reference Case Number F03-0033.
Sincerely,
-
Dennis A. Cain
f IARC on
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June 23, 2003
NRO Appeal Authority
14675 Lee Road
Chantilly, VA 2<El-1715
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION APPEAL
Dear Sirs:
(NRO A proved for Release

2 7 2003 u
I hereby appeal the decision to withhold in full ami to declare -exempt from search the records I
relating to NRO Comity Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding, case number F03-0033
Under the Intelligeng:..Autlrorization Act of 2003, Section 502, operational flles of the NRO
from the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.
However, these records do not appear to be "operational files" under the criteria set forth in the
Y2)(A) Subject to subparagraph (B),Jor the purposes of this section, the term 'operalio
files' means files of the National Reconnaissance Office (hereafter in this section referre to
as 'NRO') thal document the means by which foreign intelligence or counterintelligence is
· . scientific and technical system. " lit
u.., 50 U.S.C. § 431, See also Sullivan v. CIA 992F.2d 1249, 1251 (l't Cir. 1992)
("Operational files, i.e., flles that memorialize the conduct and means of the government's forei
mteiligerice and counterintelligence efforts". See also s . . v t e
1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23088, •20, n. 8 (D.C. Cir. 1998) "Briefly, the term "operational files" eans ftles
which docwnerit (I) the ccnduct of foreign intelligence operations; (2) the mt;an.S by which fo .
intelligence is collected through scientific and technical systems, and (3) investigations conduc
determine the suitability of foreign intelligence sources.··
This is not that type of material.
The reason for the existence of this "operational ftles" exemption is that there are certain reco that
implicate intelligence concerns. By applying the exemption to records that so clearly fall outsi e the
purview of these concerns. the agency is jeopardizing this extraordinary protection required by tual
intelligence records. The requested administrative and management records fall outside any ra · onal
description of "operational files". Moreover, there are procedures and exemptions that would dress any
foreseeable harm identifiable with regard to these records.
While internal NRO procedures may inadvertantly include the Comity Agreements and MOU'
of " operational flies" such procedures carry little or no weight with respect io contravening
and agency regulations.
I ask as an-administrative remedy that this request be remanded for initial
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14675 Lee Road
Chantilly, VA 20151-1715
Mr. Michael Ravnitzky
Dear Mr. Ravni tzky:
This is in response to your letter dated 13 Jun.e
NRO A proved for Release
received in the Information Access and Release Center of
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on 17 June 2003. Yo
are appealing our use of Section 502 of the Intelligence
Authorization Act of 2003 on your request for records pe
to · • . • • NRO Comity Agreements and Memoranda of Underst
For reference purposes, your case number is F03-0033.
As the Appellate Authority, and after a complete rev ew, I
have .determined that the records responsive to your reque
segregable. As the ' first interim release to your request
forwarding eight records, totaling pages tha
being granted in part. Additionally, I have determi,ned
fifteen records, totaling seventy pages, are denied in fu The .
denied records and portions of the records being release )
are being withheld pursuant to the · following FOIA exempt·
-(b) (1) As properly classified information under Exe
Order 12958, Section 1.4(c); and exemption (b) (3), w
applies to information specifically exempt by statut
National Security Act of 1941, 50 u.s.c. § 403-3(c) (
protects intelligence sources and methods from unau
disclosure;
-(b) (2) High, which pertains solely to the internal
practices o·f an agency and allows the withholding o
information which, if released, would allow circumY
an organization rule, policy, or statute, thereby '
the agency in the conduct of its mission;
, the
) , which
orized
les and
(
- (b) (3) Which allows the withholding of informatio
from disclosure by statute, 10 u.s.c. §
stat;;s: "Except as . required by the President or as provided
in subsection (c), no provision of law shall be con trued to
require the disclosure of (1) The organization or y
function • . . ( 2) • • · • number of persorl$ employed by or
assigned or detailed to any such organization or th name,
official title, occupational series, grade, or sala of any
such person . . • (b) Covered Organizations
National Reconnaissance Office•;
- (b) (5) Inter-agency or intra-agency memoranda whi
in nature; and
- (b) (6) .Which applies to records which if release
constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of the pe
privacy of individuals.
Please be advised that a number of records contain
equities of other agencies and have therefore been forw.
them for coordinat;:.ion or direct response to you, as requ
Executive Order 12958. We will forward the coordinated
you as soon as the reviews are returned ·to us from the a
agencies.
to
red by
ecords to
ropriate
You are advised that you are entitled to. a judicial review of
this determination in a United States District Court in
with 5 u.s.c. § 552 as amended.
Sincerely,
Enclosures :
MOUs (27 pages)
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14675 Lee Road
Chantilly, VA20151•1715
10 July 2003
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Dear Mr. Ravnitzky:
This is in response to your certified letter dat d
23 June 2003, received in the Information Access and elease
Center on 27 June 2003. You are appealing the Nation 1
. Reconnaissance Office (NRO) determination pertaining o your
Freedom of Information Act request for records pertai ing to
"NRO Comity Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding .
Your appeal ·has been accepted. We will advise y u when a
determination by the NRO Appeal Board has been made.
If you have any questions, please call me, Chief of the
Information Access and Release Center on {703) 808-36 3 and
reference case number F03-0033.
Sincerely,
Dennis A. Cain
NRO. Approved For elease
NRO Approved For R lease
MEMORANDUM FOR THE AIR FORCE TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS C
ATTENTION: AFI'AC FOIA/PA Manager
SUBJECT: (U) Freedom of Information Appeal Coordinatio
Michael Ravnitzky--Case Number F03-0033
(U) In our search for records responsive to a
uary 2004
Information Act appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzky, 27
June 2003, the NRO has identified onedocument responsi his
request that contains Air Force Technical Applications
equities.
(U) NRO redactions have been taken. This document is being
sent to you for your review, redaction, and return to t e NRO.
(U) If you have any questions, please call me on ( 03)
227-9128 and reference our case number.
Attachments:
1. (U) Ltr dtd 24 May 03 .
2. (U) Appeal dtd 27 Jun 03
3 . i."Frhl.lpy+ MOU dtd 11 Jan 96
CL BY:
CL REASON:
DECL ON:
DRV FROM:
1.4 (c)
25Xl
NCG 5.1
1 May 2000
Linda S. Hathaway
Chief, Information Ac ess
·and Release Team
OIICLASSI:PI:·BD when 8epara ed. from.
attachment
NRO Approved For Release
18 October 2004
MEMORANDUM FOR THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
ATTN: FOIA Officer
SUBJECT: (U) Freedom of Information Appeal Coordinatio
·Michael Ravni tzky
REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
Case Number F03-0033
(U) In our search for records responsive to a Free
Information Act (FOIA) appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzk
June 2003, the NRO has identified one document responsi
request that contains NSA equities.
(U) NRO recommended redactions are highlighted in
document is being sent to you for your review, redactio
return to the NRO.
(U) If you have any questions, please call me, Chi
Information Access and Release Team, on (703) 227-9128
reference our case number.
Linda s. Hathaway
Attacl:unents:
1 ~ (U) Appeal dtd 27 June 2003
om of
dated 27
his
This
2 . '"i'Si- MOU · Between DONS
1
NRO and Chief
1
NSA CAO for Na ional
CUstomer OUtreach Activities
CL BY:
CL REASON:
DECL ON:
DRV FROM:
.4
25Xl
NCG 5.1
l May 2000
This document is Unclas ified
when separated from atta hments.
NRO Approved For Rei ase
18 October 2004
MEMORANDUM FOR ENERGY (DOE)
Division, MA-73
SUBJECT: (U) Freedom of Information Appeal Coordination -
Michael Ravnitzky
REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
Case Number F03-0033
(U) In our search for records responsive om of
Information Act (FOIA) appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzk , dated 27
June 2003, the NRO has identified one document responsi to his
reqtiest that contains Department of Energy equities. T NRO
recommends that this document be released in full.
(U) This document is being sent to you for your
redaction and return to the NRO.
(U) If you have any questions, please call me, Chi
Information Access and Release Team, on (703) 227-9128
reference our case number.
Linda S. Hathaway
Attaclunents:
1. (U) Appeal dtd 27 June 2003
2. MOU Between NRO and DOE's Office of Nonpr liferation
and National Security for Collaboration in Technology R
This document is unclas ified
when separated from atta hments.
NRO Approved For elease
18 0 tober 2004
MEMORANDUM FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY

FOIA offrc=er==-
SUBJECT: (U) Freedom of Information Appeal Coordinatio
Michael Ravnitzky
REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
case Number F03-0033
(U) In our search for records responsive to a Free
Information Act (FOIA) appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzk
June 2003, the NRO has identified five documents respon
request that contain Department of Navy equities. NRO
redactions are highlighted in red. These documents are
to you for your review, redaction and return to the NRO
(U) If you have any questions, please call me, Chi
Information Access and Release Team, on (703) 227-9128
reference our case number.
Linda s. Hathaway
Attachments:
1. (U) Appeal letter dtd 27 June 2003
om of
, dated 27
ive to his
econnnended
being sent
2. MOU Between NRO and SPAWAR, NAVELMDODPROJOFC on EE /EOP for
Personnel Assigned to the NRO
3. (U/7FOB01 MOU Between PD-14 Naval Space Technology Systems
Program Directorate Operational support Office
4. MOU Between Connnander Second Fleet and The oso
5. {U//?Otl&}- MOU Between oso and Naval security Group Activity,
Norfolk, VA on GEO-LITE Training and Support
6. MOU Between USACOM and OSO
tJBCLASSI!'IBD/fFOK-O:n-I-e-1-idi am -
This document Unclassif · ed
when separated from atta
NRO Approved For Release
20 0 tober 2004
MEMORANDUM FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
ATTN:-
FOIA Officer
SUBJECT: (U) Freedom of Information Appeal Coordinatio
Michael Ravnitzky
REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
Case Number F03-0033
om of (U) In our search for records responsive
Information Act (FOIA) appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzk
June 2003, the NRO. has identified one SCI document reap
his request that contains Department of Navy equities.
document is being sent to you for your review, redactio
, dated 27
return to the NRO. ·
(U) If you have any questions, please call me, Chi
Information Access and Release Team, on (703) 227-9128
reference our case number.
Linda s. Hathaway
Attachments:
1. (U) Appeal letter dtd 27 June 2003
2. (U) MOU Between Department of the Navy and NRO
This document is Uncla sified
when separated from atta hments.
to
NRO Approve For Release
..
MEMORANDUM FOR: THE OFFICE OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION SECURITY
SUBJECT:
REFERENCE:
REVIEW, DIRECTORATE FOR EXECUTIVE SERV CES AND
. COMMUNICATIONS
(U) Freedom of Information Appeal Coer ination
Michael Ravnitzky
(U) National Reconnaissance Office (NR )
Case Number F03-0033
(U) In our search for records responsive to a Free om of
Information Act (FOIA) appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzk , dated 27
June 2003, the NRO has identified one document responsi e to his
request that contains Department of Army equities and e ght
documents responsive to his request that contain Air Fo
equities. NRO equities have been redacted. These doc
being sent to you for your review, redaction and return
NRO. Please cite FOIA exemptions for any material you
(U) If you have any questions, please call me, Chi
Information Access and Release Team, on (703} 227-9128
reference our case number.
Linda s. Hathaway
Attachments:
1. (U) Appeal dtd 27 June 2003
2. (U) MOU Between NRO and ASPO
3. (U) MOU Between NRO and and AFGWC
4. (U) MOU Between NRO and RL, Griffiss AFB
5. (U) MOU Between NRO and AFI'AC
6. (U) MOU Between NRO and AFIWC
7. (U) MOU Between DASD for P&E and DDMS, NRO
8. (U) MOU Between ASD C3I arid NRO
9. (U) MOU Between 6595tb- ATG/TS and SAFSP Detachm 2
10. (U) MOU Between NRO/OSL and AFSMC/MV
This document is uncla f ified
when separated from atta hments.
MEMORANDUM
SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Appeal Coordination
Michael Ravnitzky
REFERENCE: National Reconnaissance Office
Case Number F03-0033
In our search for records responsive to a Freedom
Information Act {FOIA} appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnit , dated
27 June 2003, the NRO has identified one document to
his request that contains equities belonging to your ization.
NRO equities have been redacted. This document is sent to
you for your review, redaction, and return to the NRO. Please
cite FOIA exemptions for any material you redact.
If you have any questions, please call me on {703} 227-9128
and reference case number F03-0033.
Linda S. Hathaway
Chief, Information ss
and Release Team
Attachments:
1. Appeal dtd 27 Jun 03
2. MOU dtd 18 Mar 98
NRO Approv d For Release
2 De ember 2004
MEMORANDUM FOR NATIONAL AGENCY
. ATTENTION:
SUBJECT: (U) Freedom of Information Appeal Coordinatio
Michael Ravnitzky
REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office
Case Number F03-0033
(U) In our search for records responsive
Information Act (FOIA) appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzk
June 2003, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has
two documents responsive to his request that contain Na
Geospatial Intelligence Agency equities. NRO equities
redacted. These documents are being sent to you for yo
redaction, and return to the NRO.
om of
, dated 27
identified
ional
ave been
r review,
(U) If you have any questions, please call me, Chi f,
Information Access . and Release Team, on 703-227-9128 an reference
our case number.
Attachments:
l. (U) Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. (U) Ltr dtd 17 Jun 03
3. (U) Appeal dtd 27 Jun 03
4. (U) OTEC-CITO MOU
5. (U) NRO-NIMA MOU
CL BY:
CL REASON:
DECL ON:
DRV FROM:
1.4
25Xl
NCG 5.1
1 May 2000
Linda S. Hathaway
URCLASSIFIBD when eepar ted !rom
attachments
NRO Approved Fo Release
3 J uary 2005
MEMORANDUM FOR: (U) . CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
ATTENTION:
H > ~ _ - l
SUBJECT: (U) Freedom of Information Appeal Coordinatio
Michael Ravnitzky
REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office
Case Number F03-0033
(U) In our search for records responsive to
Information Act (FOIA) appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitz , dated 27
June 2003, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has identified
three documents responsive to his request that contain entral
Intelligence Agency equities. NRO equities have been r dacted.
These documents are being sent to you for your review, edaction,
and return to the NRO.
(U) If you have any questions, please call me on 7 3-227..:9128
and reference our case number.
Attaclunents:
1. (U) Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. (U) Ltr dtd 23 Jun 03
3. (S) MOU--NRO/OSWR
4. (S) MOU--NWFCU-NPA
5. (S) MOU--MS&O/MO/IMINT
CL BY:
CL REASON:
DECL ON:
DRV FROM:
1.4{C)
25Xl
NCG 5.1
1 May 2000
Linda s. Hathaway
Chief, Information A cess
and Release Team
URCLABSIFIID when separa ed from
attachments
NRO Approved Fo Release
3 J uary 2005
MEMORANDUM FOR THE NAVY
ATTN:-
SUBJECT: (U) Freedom of Information Appeal Coordinatio
Michael Ravnitzky - Additional Coordinati n Request
REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office
Case Number F03-0033
(U) In our search for records responsive
Information Act (FOIA) appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzk , dated 27
June 2003, the National Reconnaissance Office identified
one additional SCI document responsive to his request t t
contains Department of Navy equities. This document is being sent
to you for your review, redaction and return to the NRO
{U) If you have any questions, please call me on
{703) and reference our case number.
Attachments:
1. . (U) Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. {U) Appeal dtd 23 Jun 03
3. MOU
CL BY;
Cia REASON:
DECL ON:
DRV FROM:
1.4 (c)
25Xl
NCG 5.1
1 May 2000
Linda S. Hathaway
Chief, Information A cess
and Release Team
URCLASSIFIBD when eepara ed from
attachments
NRO Approved or Release
uary 2005
MEMORANDUM FOR DIRECTOR, DISCLOSURE .SERVICES, DEPAR OF
TREASURY
ATTENTION:
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SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Appeal Coordination
Ravnitzky
REFERENCE: National Reconnaissance Office
Case Number F03-0033
In our search for records responsive to a Freedom
Information Act (FOIA) appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzk , dated
27 June 2003, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
identified one document responsive to his request that
equities belonging to your organization. NRO equities
redacted. This document is being sent to you for your
redaction, and return to the NRO. Please cite FOIA ex
any material you redact.
tiona for
If you have any questions, please call me on (703) 227-9128
and reference case F03-0033.
Attachments=·
1. Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. Ltr dtd 27 Jun 03
3. MOU--NRO/CAFM
Linda S. Hathaway
Chief, Information Ac ess
and Release Team
r- . .
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NATlONAL RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE
14675 Lee Road
Chantilly, VA 20151-1715
NRO Approved For
MEMORANDUM FOR CENTRAL LIG ENCY
ATI'ENTION: -
SUBJECT: . (U} Freedom of Information Appeal Coordinatio
elease
uary 2005
Michael Ravnitzky - Add_itional Coordinati n Request
REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office
case Number F03-0033
(U) In our search for records responsive to a om of
Information Act appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzky, date 27 June
'
the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has _ iden ified one
additional document responsive to his request that cont ins
Central Intelligence Agency equities. NRC equities hav been
redacted. This document is being sent to you for your
redact ion, and return to the NRO . .
(U) If you have any questions, please call me on 7 3-227-9128-
and reference our case number.
,I •
L
-
I .
Attachments:
1 . (U) Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. (U) Ltr dtd 23 Jun 03
3 . Mou-ADcr, n /NsA,
C/CSS, & DNRO
CL BY:
CL REASON:
DECL ON: ·
DRV FROM:
'*"
25Xl
NCG 5.1
l May 2000
Linda S. Hathaway
Chief, Information
and Release Team
UNCLASSIFIED when separa ed from
attachments
NRO Approved For elease
10 Ja uary 2005
MEMORANDUM FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
ATTENTION: FOIA OFFICER
SUBJECT:
REFERENCE :
(U) Freedom of Information Appeal Coordination
Michael Ravnitzky-Additional Coordination
(U) National Reconnaissance Office
Case Number F03-0033
(U) In our search for records responsive to a Free
Information Act appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzky, date
27 June 2003, the NRO has identified two additional . doc ents
responsive to his request that contain NSA equities.
(U} NRO redactions have been taken. These docwnen
being sent to you for your redaction, and retur to the
NRO.
(U} If you have any questions, please call me on ( 03)
227-9128 and reference our case number.
Attachments:
1. (U) Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. (U) Ltr dtd 27 Jun 03
Linda S. Hathaway
Chief, Information A cess
and Release Team
3. MOU Between NSA/CSS & NRO
4. MOU Between ADCI,
CL BY:
CL REASON:
DECL ON:
DRV FROM:
.4
25Xl
D/NSA/CSS & D/NRO
NCG 5.1
1 May 2000
'DBC:LASSIFIBD when separa ed from
attachments
NRO Approved Fo Release
10 Ja uary 2005
MEMORANDUM FOR AIR INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
ATTENTION: PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER
SUBJECT: (U) Freedom of Information Appeal Coordinatio
Michael Ravnitzky
REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office
case Number F03-0033
(U) In our search for records responsive to a Free
Information Act (FOIA) appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzk , dated 27
June 2003, the NRO has identified one document responsi
request that contains AIA equities.
to his
(U) NRO redactions have been taken. This document is being
sent to you for your review, redaction, and return to t
(U) If you have any questions, please call me on { 03)
227-9128 and reference our case number.
Attachments:
1. (U) Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. (U) Ltr dtd 27 Jun 03
3 . 'Tsj-s:I.-f"f 'J.!t', MOU
CL BY:
CL REASON:
DECL ON:
DRV FROM:
'-l'Fc¥
25Xl
NCG 5.1
1 May 2000
Linda S. Hathaway
Chief, Information Ace ss
and Release Team
tJIICLASSIPIZD when separa ed fxaa
attachunta
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NRO Approved For Release
MEMORANDUM FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
ATTENTION: FOIA OFFICER
10 J uary 2005
SUBJECT: (U) Freedom of Information Appeal Coordination
Michael Ravnitzky - Additional coordinatio Request
REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office
Case Number F03-0033
(U) In our search for records responsive to a Free
Information Act appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzky, date
27 June 2003, the NRO has identified two additional doc ents
responsive to his request that contain NSA equities.
(U) NRO redactions have been taken. This document is being
sent to you for your review, redaction, and return to t
(U) If you have any questions, please call me on ( 03)
227-9128 and reference our case number.
Attaclunents:
1. (U) Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. (U) Ltr dtd 27 Jun 03
Linda S. Hathaway
Chief, Information A cess
and Release Team
3. TSf ?k}- MOU Between NSA/CSS & NRO On OVerhead SIGINT Activities
4 . -{-S/-B--1:-/-T-K-
1
MOU Among ADCI, DIRNSA & NRO re OCMC
CL BY: tmCLASSIPIBD when separa ed from
CL REASON: attachaents
DECL ON: 25Xl
DRV FROM: NCG 5.1
l May 2000
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N RO Approved For R lease
MEMORANDUM FOR AIR FORCE DECLASSIFICATION OFFICE
ATTENTION: FOIA OFFICER
SUBJECT: (U) Freedom .of Information ~ p e a l Coordinatio
Michael Ravn.itzky ·
REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office
Case Number F03-0033
uary 2005
(U) In our search for records responsive to a Free om of
Information Act appeal from Mr. Michael Ravn.itzky, date
27 June 2003, the NRO has identified one document respo sive to
his request that contains AFDO equities.
(U) NRO redactions have been taken. This document is being
sent to you for your review, redaction, and return to t e NRO.
(U) If you have any questions, please call me on ( 03)
227-9128 and reference our case number.
Attachments:
1 ~ (U) Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. (U) Ltr dtd 27 Jun 03
3 . ( u I l FotJo-) MOU
Linda s. Hathaway .
Chief, Information Ac ess
and Release Team
NRO Approved For Re ease
8 Feb ary 2005
MEMORANDUM FOR DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY
CONGRESSIONAL & PUBLIC AFFAIRS STAFF
FOIA/PRIVACY ACT OFFICER
SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Appeal Coordination
Michael Ravnitzky ·
REFERENCE: National Reconnaissance Office
Case Number F03-0033
In our search for records responsive to a Freedom
Information Act (FOIA} appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzk , dated
27 June 2003, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) s
identified one docwnent responsive to his request that clontains
equities belonging to your organization. NRO equities ~ v ~ been
redacted. This document is being sent to you for your ~ e v 1 e w ,
redaction, and return to the NRO. Please cite FOIA ex tions for
any material you redact.
If you have any questions, please call me on (703} 227-9128
and reference case number F03-0033.
Attachments:
1. Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. Ltr dtd 27 Jun 03
3. MOU--NRO/DCMA
Linda S. Hathaway
Chief, Information Ace ss
and Release Team
NRO Approved F r Release
MEMORANDUM FOR HEADQUARTERS AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND
ATTENTION: FOIA CASE OFFICER
9 Feb ary 2005
SUBJECT: {U) Freedom of Information Appeal Coordination
Michael Ravnitzky
REFERENCE: (U} National Reconnaissance Office
Case Number F03-0033
{U) In our search for records responsive to a Freed rn of
Information Act appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzky, dated 27 June
2003, the National Reconnaissance Office {NRO) has ident'fied one
document responsive to his request that .contains Air Forl e
equities. This document is being sent to you for your r view,
redaction, and return to the NRO.
(U) If you have any questions, please call me on 7 3-227-9128
and reference our case number.
Attachments:
1. (U} Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. (U) Ltr dtd 17 Jun 03
3. (U) MOU For D/SECDEF & DDCI
Linda s. Hathaway
Chief, Information Ace ss
And Release Team
NRO Approved F r .Release
10 Feb ary 2005
MEMORANDUM FOR UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
ATTENTION: FOIA CASE OFFICER
SUBJECT: (U) Freedom of Information Appeal Referral
Michael Ravnitzky
REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office
Case Number F03-003.3
(U) In our search for records responsive to the Fridom of
Information Act appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzky, dated 27 June
2003 (Tab 1), the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) h s
identified four records consisting of thirty pages that re
responsive to his request. These records contain Gover ent of
the United States of America equities and are being pro ided to
you for treatment and release directly to the There
are no NRO equities included in these records.
(U) Per Department of Justice guidance, agencies
encouraged to place coordinations and/or referrals in
based on the date of the initial request; in this inst
2003.
queue
May
(U) If you have any questions, please call me on 7 3-227-9128
and reference case number F03-0033.
CL BY:
CL REASON: 1.4 (c)
DECL ON: 25Xl
DRV FROM: NCG 5.1
1 May 2000
Linda s. Hathaway
Chief, Information ccess
and Release Team
tllrCLASSIPIBD when aeparat froa
attachaeAt
NRO Approve For Release
Attachments:
1.. (U} Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. (U) Ltr dtd 23 Jun 03
3. (U/f ret:re1 M.ou
(b)(1 )1.4c
:- . .
(b)(1)1.4c
NRO Approved or Release
MEMORANDUM FOR OFFICE OF FREEDoM OF INFORMATION AND
"
ATTENTION:
& I
SUBJECT: (U) Freedom of Information Appeal Referral
Michael Ravnitzky
REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office
Case Number F03-0033
(U) In our search for records responsive to the Freedom of
Information Act appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzky, dated 23 L e 2003,
the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has identified four Lecords
consisting of thirty-five pages that are responsive to his r est.
These records contain Department of Defense equities and are ing
provided to you for treatment and release directly tp the re ester.
There are no NRO equities included in these records.
(U) Per Department of Justice guidance, agencies are en ouraged to
place coordinations and/or referrals in their queue based on the date of
the .initial request; in this instance, May 2003.
(U} If you have any questions, please call me on 703-22 -9128 and
reference case numberFOJ-0033.
Attaclunents:
1 . (U) Ltr dtd 24 May 03.
2. (U) Ltr dtd 23 Jun 03.
Linda S. Hathaway
Chief, Information Ac ess and
Release Team
3 . (U} MOU Among DOD .AUS, Dept of Nat' 1
Def CAN, UK Ministry of Def &: DOD USA
4 . (U} MOU Between HI DOD &: USCINCPACS .
5. (U} MOU Between HI DOD State Civil
Def &: HI Dept of Business
6. (U) MOU Between HI DOD & OASD C3J:
................... ___ _....1 ~
NRO Approved or Release
14 F
MEMORANDUM FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, OFFICE OF INFORMATIO POLICY
ATTENTION: FOIA CASE OFFICER
SUBJECT: {U) Freedom of Infonna.tion Appeal Referral
Michael Ravnitzky
REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office
case Number
(U) In our search for records responsive to the Freedom
Information Act appeal fran Mr. ·Michael dated 23 J
the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has identified two re
consisting of nine pa9es that are responsive to his request.
records contain National Security Agency equities and are bei
to you for treatment and release directly to the requester. re are
no NRO equities included in these records and therefore no act"on will
be taken.
(U) Per Department of Justice guidance, agencies are enc
place coordinations and/or referrals in their queue based on
the initial request; in this instance, May 2003.
(U) If you have any questions, please call me on 703-227 9128 and
reference case number F03-0033.
Attachments:
1. (U) Ltr dtd 24 May 03 .
2 . (U) Ltr dtd 23 Jun 03.
3 . rS..l MOU Between NSA/ CSS & UK
Gov' t Comm HQ
4 . - {-B-)- MOU Between NSA/ CSS & CIA/ OS
CL BY:
CL REASON:
DECL ON:
DRV FROM: NCG S.l
l May 2000
Linda S. Hathaway
Chief, Information Acce s and
Release Team
UBCLASSIPIBD when separated :rCIIIIl
attacbment
NRO Approve For Release
MEMORANDUM FOR NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY, WASHINGTON, DC
ATTENTION: FOIA COORDINATOR
SUBJECT: (U) Freedom of Appeal Referral
Michael Ravnitzky
REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office
case Number F03-0033
14 F ruary 2 oos
(U) In our search for records responsive to the Freedom of
Information Act appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzky, dated 23 J'Fe 2003,
the National Reconnaissance Office (NRC) has identified one r'cord
consisting of 14 pages that is responsive to his request. s record
contains Navy equities and is being provided to you for trea t and
release directly to the requester. There are no NRC equities included
in this record.
(U) Per Department of Justice guidance, agencies are enc uraged to
place coordinations and/or referrals in their queue based on he date of
the initial request; in this instance, May 2003.
(U) If you have any questions, please call me on 703-227 9128 and
reference case number F03-0033.
Attachments:
1. (U) Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. (U) Ltr dtd 23 Jun 03
3. (U/ f FOU&) MOU Between Space &
Linda S. Hathaway
Chief, Information Acces
and Release Team
Naval Warfare Sys command & NRL
---- -------
NRO Approv d For Release
14 F ruary 2005
MEMORANDUM FOR DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
A'l"l'BNTION: FOIA OFFicER
SUBJECI': (U) Freedom of Information Appeal Referral
Michael Ravnitzky
REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office
Case Number F03-0033
(U) In our search for records responsive to the Freedom of
Information Act appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzky, dated 23 J e 2003,
the National Reconnaissance Office (NR.O) bas identified one r cord
consisting of six pages that is responsive to his request. is record
contains Defense Intelligence Agency equities and is being pr vided to
you for treatment and release directly to the requester. The e are no
NRO equities included in this record and therefore no action l ill be
taken. · · ·
(U) Department of Justice guidance, agencies are en uraged to
place coordinations and/or referrals in their queue based on he date of
the initial request; in this instance, May 2003.
(U) If you have any questions, please call me on 703-227-9128 and
reference case number F03-0033.
Attachments:
1. (U) Ltr dtd 24 May 03.
2. (U) Ltr dtd 23 Jun 03.
3 . ls;!.t!li'
CL BY:
CL REASON:
DECL ON:
DRV FROM:
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1.4(c)
2SX1
NCG 5.1
1 May 2000
Linda S. Hathaway
Chief, Ace ss and
Release Team
tJRCLASSiriBD when aeparat
attaclllllent
frOID
N RO Approve For Release
MEMORANDUM FOR UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
A'ri'ENTION: FOIA CASE OFFICER
SUBJECT: (U) Freedom of Information Appeal Referral
Michael Ravnitzky - Additional Referral
REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office ·
Case Number F03-0033
23 ruary 2005
(U) In our search for records responsive to the Freedl of
Infonnation Act appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzky, dated 27 une 2003,
the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has identified one dditional
record that is . responsive to his req\iest. This record conta ns
Department of State equities and is being provided to you fo treatment
and release directly to the requester. There are no NRO equ ties
included in this record.
(U) Per Department of Justice guidance, agencies are en ouraged to
place coordinations and/or referrals in their queue based on the date of
the initial request; in this instance, May 2003.
(U) If you have any questions, please call me on 703-22 -9128 and
reference case number F03-0033.
Attachments:
1. (U) Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. (U) Ltr dtd 23 Jun 03
3 (U I { F " S e e ~ MOU Among the
Depts of State,
Defense, Commerce,
Interior & the IC
Linda S. Hathaway
Chief, Information Acce s
and Release Team
NATIONAL RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE
NRO Approve
For Release
7 March 2005
MEMORANDUM FOR NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINIST . TION
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION OFFICER
SUBJECT: (U) Freedom of Information Appeal Coordinatio
Michael Ravnitzky
REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office
t Case #F03-0033
(U) In our search for records responsive to a
Information Act appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzky, date
23 June 2003, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
identified two documents responsive to his request that
National Aeronautics and Space Administration equities.
redactions have been take11. The documents are being se
for your review, redaction, and return to the NRO. One
attached records also contains equities belonging to the
Research Laboratory and a copy has been sent to that
review and coordination.
of
to you
f the
Air Force
cy for
(U) If you have any questions, please call me on 70 -227-9128
and reference case number F03-0033 .
Attachments:
1. (U) Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. (U) Ltr dtd 23 Jun 03
3 MOU Between NRO,
AS&T & NASA JPL
4. (U/ f-FEH::T8i MOU For Joint
Dev of AMSD


Linda S. Hatha
Chief, Information
Release Team
Ac ess and
CL BY: tJNCLASSI:PI:BD when separate from
CL REASON: attachments
DECL ON: 25Xl
DRV FROM: NCG 5 .l
1 May 2ooo t ]0$
. . - - - - - ··- - ------. . -
NRO Approved or Release
MEMORANDUM FOR AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION OFFICER
SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Appeal Coordination
Michael Ravnitzky
REFERENCE: National Reconnaissance Office
Case #F03-0033
7 March 2005
In our search for records responsive to a Freedom
Information Act appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzky, date
23 June 2003, the National Office (NRO)
identified one document responsive to his request that
AFRL equities. NRO redactions have been taken. The do
being sent to you for your review, redaction, and retu
NRO. This record also contains National Aeronautics an Space
Administration equities and a copy has been sent to that agency
for review and coordination.
If you have any questions, please call me on 703-227-9128 and
reference case number F03-0033.
Attachments:
1. Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. Ltr dtd 23 Jun 03
3. MOU for Joint
Development of AMSD
Linda s. Hathaway
Chief, Information Ac ess
and Release Team
NRO Approved or Release
15 arch 2005 ·
MEMORANDUM FOR NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY, PHYSICAL SC ENCE LAB

SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Appeal Coordination
Michael Ravnitzky
REFERENCE: National Reconnaissance Office
Case Number F03-0033
In our search for records responsive to a Freedom o
Information Act {FOIA} appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzky dated
27 June 2003, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) h s
identified one document responsive to his request that c
equities belonging to your organization.
While your organization is not subject to the feder 1 FOIA,
there may be proprietary information contained in this r cord.
Please advise within thirty days of the date of this let .er if you
have any objections to the release of this record as red cted by
the NRO.
If you have any questions, please call me on (703} 27-9128
and our case number.
Linda S. Hathaway
Attachments:
1. Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. Ltr dtd 23 Jun 03
3. MOU Between NRO/OSO/NMSU
_: iRO Approved For Release
16 March 2005
- MEMORANDUM FOR HEADQUARTERS STRATCOM, OFFUTT AIR FORCE E
. ATTENTION: FOIA CASE OFFICER
SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Appeal Coordination
Michael Ravnitzky
REFERENCE: National Reconnaissance Office
Case Number F03-0033
In our search for records responsive to a Freedom
Information Act appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzky, date
27 June 2003, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
identified one document responsive to his request that
s
Air Force equities. This document is being sent to you for your
review, redaction, and return to the NRO.
If you have any questions, p1ease ca11 me on 703-2 7 - ~ 1 2 8 and
reference our case number.
Attachments:
1. Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. Ltr dtd 17 Jun 03
3. MOU For D/SECDEF & DDCI
Linda S. Hathaway
Chief, Information Ac ess
And Release Team ·
NRO A p p r o v ~ d F r Release
MEMORANDUM FOR PRESIDENT AND CEO
UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR INTERNET D
SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Appeal Coordination
Michael Ravnitzky
REFERENCE: National Reconnaissance Office
Case Number F03-0033
29 March 2005
LOPMENT
In our search for records responsive to a Freedom
Information Act {FOIA) appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzk , dated
27 June 2003, the National Reconnaissance Office {NRO) s
identified one document responsive to his request that ontains
equities belonging to your organization.
While your organization is not subject to the fede al FOIA,
there may be proprietary information contained in this
Please advise within thirty days of the date of this le ter if you
have any objections to the release of this record as re acted by
the .NRO.
If you have any questions, please call me on {703) 227-9128
and reference our case number.
Linda S. Hathaway
Attachments:
1. Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. Ltr dtd 17 Jun 03
3. Ltr dtd 23 Jun 03
4. MOU Between UCAID & NRO
NAllONAL RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE
14675 Lee Road
Chantilly, VA 20151·1715
. . . . . . .
. MEMORANDUM FOR OFFICE OF FREEDoM OF INFORMATION AND SECURITY
ATTENTION:
,, .
fb I
SUBJECT: . Freedom of Information Appeal Referral
Michael Ravnitzky--Additional Referral Request
REFERENCE: National Office
Case Number F03-0033
2005
IEW
· In our search for reco. rds responsive to the Fre. edam of
Act appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzky, dated 23 June 2003, th National
Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has identified one additional reco d •
consisting of ten pages that is responsive to his request. T1 record
was previously sent to Headquarters Air Force Space Command fo ·
coordination, and was then forwarded on to United States Stra gic · . ·
Command for their review. The responses from both of those are
attached. This record contains Department of Defense equities and is
· being provided to you for your review, redaction, and return o the NRO.
Per Department of Ju·stice guidance,· agencies are encoura
place coordinations and/or referrals in their queue based on
the initial request, in this instance, May 2003.
If you have any questions, please call me on 703-227-912
reference case number F03-0033.
Attachments:
1. Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. Ltr dtd 23 Jun 03
3. MOU for D/SECDEF & DDCI
4. JFCC-S&GS Response Ltr
5 . USSTRATCOM Response Ltr
ad to
e date of
and
NRO Approved ForR lease
NRO Approved Fo Release
MEMORANDUM FOR DEPARTMENT OF STATE
ATTENTION: FOIA CASE OFFICER
SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Appeal Referral
Michael Ravnitzky - Additional Referral (#3)
REFERENCE: National Reconnaissance Office
Case Number F03-0033
7 June 2005
In our search for records responsive to the Freedom of
Information Act appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzky, dated 3 June
2003, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has identi ied one
additional record consisting of 9 pages that is responsi to his
request. This record contains Department of State equiti s and is
being provided to you for treatment and release directly o the
requester. There are no NRO equities included in this re ord.
Per Department of Justice guidance, agencies are en ouraged
to place coordinations and/or referrals in their queue based on
the date of the initial request, in this instance, May 2003.
If you have any questions, please call me on 703-22 -9128 and
reference case number F03-0033.
Attachments:
1. Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. Ltr dtd 23 Jun 03
3. MOU Between the ISRO & NASA
Linda s. Hathaway .
Chief, Information Ace ss
and Release Team
NRO Approved or Release
7 June 2005
MEMORANDUM FOR OFFICE OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND SECOR TY
REVIEW
<) '}
ATTENTION: ( b ~ - 1
SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Appeal Referral
Michael Ravnitzky--Additional Referral Request #3)
In our search for records responsive to the Freedom f
Information Act appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzky, dated 3 June
2003, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has identi ied
three additional records consisting of 29 pages that are
responsive to his request. These records contain Departmr nt of
Defense equities and are being provided to you for treatme
1
nt and
release directly to the requester. There are no NRO equ'ties
included in these records.
Per Department of Justice guidance, agencies are enc
to place coordinations and/or referrals in their queue ba
the date of the initial request, in this instance, May 20
If you have any questions, please call me on 703-227-9128 and
reference case number F03-0033.
Attachments:
1. Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. Ltr dtd 23 Jun 03
3. MOU Between PDC, COB, &. Maui
Economic Dev Board
4 . MOU Between DOD, DOC, & NASA
5. MOU Between DCS & AFELM/COG
Linda s. Hathaway
Chief, Information Ace ss
and Release Team
NRO Approved or Release
MEMORANDUM FOR THE UNITED STATES PACIFIC COMMAND
ATTENTION: Jl41 FOIA
SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Appeal Referral
Michael Ravnitzky
June 2005
In our search for records responsive to a Freedom
Information Act (FOIA) appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzk , dated
23 June 2003, the NRO has identified one record consisti g of 4
pages that is responsive to his request. This record co tains DoD
equities and is being .provided to you for treatment and elease
directly to the requestor. There are no NRO equities i luded in
this record.
Per Department of Justice guidance, agencies are e couraged
to place coordinations and/or referrals in their queue ased on
the date of the initial request, in this instance, May 003.
If you have any questions, please call me, Chief, I formation
Access and Release Team, on (703) 227-9128 and reference case
number F03-0033.
Attachments:
1. Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. Appeal ltr dtd 23 Jun 03
3. MOU Among USCINCPAC,
COE, & PDC
Linda s. Hathaway
NRO Approved For Release
MEMORANDUM FOR THE NAVAL SECURITY GROUP COMMAND
ATTN: FOIA COORDINATOR
SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Appeal Coordination
Michael Ravnitzky
June 2005
. In our search for records responsive to a Freedom. f
Information Act (FOIA} appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzk , dated 23 '
June 2003, the NRO has identified one record consisting of 6 pages
that is responsive to his request. This record was prel. iously.
sent to the Chief of Naval Operations and returned by t r at office
with the recommendation that the Naval Security Group C ~ m m a n d
review it. NRO equities have been redacted. This reco d is being
sent to you for your review, redaction and return to th NRO.
Per Department of Justice guidance, agencies are ncouraged
to place coordinations and/or referrals in their queue based on
the date of the initial request , in this instance, May 2003.
If you have any questions, please call me , Chief, nformation
Access and Release Team, on (703} 227-9128 and referenc case
number F03-0033.
Attachments:
1. Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2·. Appeal ltr dtd 23 Jun 03
3. MOU Between Navy & NRO
Linda s. Hathaway
NRC Approved For Release
8 June 2005
MEMORANDUM FOR THE CENTRAL AGENCY
ATTENTION:
SUBJECT: (U) Freedom of Information Appeal Referral
Michael Ravnitzky
m of (U) In our search for records responsive to a Freed
Information Act (FOIA) appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzky
June 2003, the NRO has identified two documents consisti
pages that are responsive to his request. These records
CIA equities and are being provided to you for treatment
release directly to the requester. There are no NRO equ
included in these records.
dated 23
g of 22
contain
and
ties
(U) Per Department of Justice guidance, agencies a
encouraged to place coordinations and/or referrals in t
based on the date of the initial request; in this insta ce,
2003.
(U) If you have any questions, please call me, Chie ,
Information Access and Release Team, on (703) 227-9128 d
reference case number F03-0033.
Attachments:
1. (U) Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. J;m
3.
· Joint Intel Conun
Arrangement between
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Linda s. Hathaway
queue
May
CL BY : IJIJJ.ifi
CL REASON: 1.4 (c)
URCLASSIFIBD wheD separat d from
attacbaents
DECL ON: 25X1
DRV FROM: NCG 5.1
21 MAY 2005
NRO Approved Fo Release
MEMORANDUM FOR NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINIST
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION OFFICER
SUBJECT: (U) Freedom of Information Appeal Coordinatio
Michael Ravnitzky - Additional Coordinati
REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office
Case #F03-0033
(U) In our search for records responsive to a of
Information Act appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzky, dated
23 June 2003, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has
identified one additional document responsive to his that
contains National Aeronautics and Space Administration equities.
The document is being sent to you for your review, red ction, and
return to the NRO.
(U) Per Department of Justice guidance, agencies
encouraged to place coordinations and/or referrals in
based on the date of the initial request; in this ins
2003.
re
their queue
May
(U) If you have any questions, please call me on 703-227-
9128 and reference case number F03-0033.
Attachments:
1. (U} Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. (U) Ltr dtd 23 Jun 03
3 (U/ /FS"Se:}- MOU Between NRO,
AS&T & NASA JPL
dtd 5/15/03
Linda S. Hathaway
Chief, Information ccess and
Release Team
tmC\--'"SIPIBD/

146751.ee Road
Chantilly, VA 20151-1715
NRO Approved For Release
25 uly 2005
MEMORANDUM FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
ATI'ENTION: FOIA OFFICER
SUBJECT: (U) Freedom of Information Appeal Coordination
Michael Ravnitzky - Additional Coordinatio
(U) In our search for records responsive to a Freed of
Information Act appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzky, dated I
27 June 2003 , the NRO has identified two additional doc ents,
consisting of 7 pages that are responsive to his request. NRO
redactions have been taken. These records contain NSA e ities
and are being sent to you for your review, redaction and eturn to
the NRO.
(U) Per Department of Justice guidance, agencies _
encouraged to place coordinations and/or referrals in queue
based on the date of the initial request, in this instanbe, May
2003.
(U) If you have any questions, please call
227-9128 and reference case number F03-0033.


Attachments:
1. (U) Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. (U) Ltr dtd 27 Jun 03
3. (U) MOU Between NSA/CSS & NRO
For Network Connectivity
4. {U/ f F06&Y MOU Between NSA/CSS
& NRC On IS Accreditation
Linda s. Hatha y
Chief, Information Ace
and Release Team_
This memorandum is unclassified
when removed fr enclosure.
( - . r
. NA110NAL RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE
·14675 Lee Road
Chantilly, VA 20151-1715
. NRO Approve
MEMORANDUM FOR: THE OFFICE OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
REVIEW
ATI'ENTION:
SUBJECT: Freedom of Info:tmation Appeal Coordination
Michael Ravnitzky - Additional Coordination
For Re\ease
July 2005
SECURITY
· (U) In our search for records responsive ·to the Fr edam of
Information Act appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzky, 23 June
2003, the National Reconnaissance Office {NRC) has iden ified two
additional records consisting of 22 pages that are resp nsive to
his request. NRC redactions . have been taken. These re ords
contain Department of Defense .equities and are being .s
for your review, redaction; and return to the NRC.
{U) Per Department of Justice guidance, agencies
encouraged to place coordinations and/or referrals in t · eir
based on the date of the initial request, in this inst
2003.
queue
May
{U) If you have any questions, please call me on 7 3-227-9128
and reference case number F03-0033 .·
Att:.a.chments:
1. {U) Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. (U) Ltr dtd 23 Jun 03
3. -fSf..!PK+ MOU Between NRO/OSL,
NRO/COMM, SMC/CL & CLSC
4 . (U) MOU Between NRO/OSL &
Space Wing safety
CL BY:
CL REASON:
DECL ON:
DRV FROM:
*''"''
l . S(c)
25Xl
NCG
21 MAY 2005
Linda s. Hathaway
Chief, Information A
and Release Team
NRO Approved For Release
22 March 2006
MEMORANDUM FOR THE CENTRAL
A TrENT ION: ·
SUBJECT: (U) Freedom of Information Appeal (Second Ref
Michael Ravnitzky
(U) In our search for records responsive to a Free om of
Information Act (FOIA) appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzk , dated 23
June 2003, the NRO has identified one additional docume
consisting of 7 pages that is responsive to his request This
record contains CIA equities and is being provided to y u for
treatment and release directly to the requester.
(U) The responsive record was initially referred t
review of their equities and direct response to the re
NSA responded with redactions and the recommendation fo
to the CIA. There are no NRO equities included in this
(U) Per Department of Justice guidance, agencies
encouraged to place coordinations and/or referrals in
based on the date of the initial request; in this inst
2003.
NSA for
ester.
referral
record.
re
heir queue
ce, May
(U) If you have any questions, please call me on (703) 227-
9128 and reference NRO case number F03-0033.
Attachments:
1 . (U) Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. (U) Ltr dtd 23 JUn 03
3. (U) NSA/CSS Letter
4. (U) MOU Between NSA/CSS &
CIA/OS
DECL ON: 25Xl
DRV FROM: NCG 5.1
21 MAY 2005
Linda s. Hathaway
Chief, Information A· cess
and Release Team
OBCLASSIFIBD when aepara ed from
attachments
............... _I lAP .....
NRO Approved For Release
MEMORANDUM FOR JET PROPULSION LABORATORIES (JPL)
SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Appeal Coordination
Michael Ravnitzky
REFERENCE: National Reconnaissance Office
case Number F03-0033
2 June 2006
In our search for records responsive to a Freedom f
Information Act (FOIA) a p p e ~ l from Mr. Michael Ravnitzk , dated
· 27 JWle 2003, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
identified one document responsive to his request that
equities belonging to your organization.
While your organization is not subject to the fede
there may be proprietary information contained in this
Please advise within thirty days of the date of this le
have any objections to the release of this record as re
the NRO.
al FOIA,
ecord.
ter if you
acted by
If you have any questions, please call me on (703) 227-9128
and reference our case number.
Attachments:
1. (U)Ltr dtd 24 May 03
2. (U)Ltr dtd 17 JWl 03
3. (U)Ltr dtd 23 Jun 03
4. (U/ /-FGYG.}. MOU Between NRO AS&T
& NASA JPL dtd 5/15/03
Linda s. Hathaway
NRO Approv d For Release
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Dear Mr. Ravni tzky:
This is in response to your letter dated 13 June
received in the Information .Access and Release Center
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on 17 June 2003.
are appealing our use of Section 502 of the Intelligenc
Authorization Act of 2003 on your request for records p
to ". . . NRO Comity Agreements and .Memoranda of Unders
For reference purposes, your case number is F03-0033.
As the Appellate Authority, and after a complete r I
·have determined that the records responsive to your re
segregable. As the second interim release to your requ
forwarding 16 records, totaling 57 pages which are bein
in part, and two records, totaling 10 pages, which are
granted in full. Additionally, I have determined that ne record,
totaling four pages, is denied in full. The denied reco d and
portions of the records being released to you are being withheld
pursuant to the following FOIA exemptions:
-(b) (1) As properly classified information under
Order 12958, Section 1.4(c); and exemption (b) {3),
applies to information specifically exempt by st.at te, the
National Security Act of 1947, SO U.S.C. § 403-3{c {7), which
protects intelligence sources and methods from una ,thorized
disclosure;
-(b) (2) High
1
which pertains solely to the interna
practices of an agency and allows the withholding
information which, if released, would allow eire
an organization rule, policy, or statute, thereby
the agency in the conduct of its mission;
rules and
f
ention of
peding
N RO Approved For Release
- (b) (3) Which allows the withholding of informati
prohibited from disclosure by statute, 10 U.S.C. § which
states: "Except as required by the President" or a · provided
in subsection (c), no provision of law shall be co strued to
require the disclosure of (1) The organization or y
function . . . (2) • • • number of persons employe! by or
assigned or detailed to any such organization or t e name,
official title, occupational series, grade, or sal
1
ry of any
such person . . . (b) Covered organizations . he
National Reconnaissance Office";
- (b) (4) Which applies to information
and commercial or financial information obtained f
company on a privileged or confidential basis whic
released, would result in competitive harm to the
- (b) (5) Inter-agency or intra-agency memoranda
deliberative in nature; and
secrets
1 if
ompany;
- (b) (6) Which applies to records which if release would
constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of the p rsonal
privacy of individuals.
Please be advised that a number of records contain
equities of other agencies and have therefore been forw
them for coordination or direct response to you, as re
Executive Order 12958. We will forward the coordinated
you as soon as the reviews are returned to us from the
agencies.
rded to
ired by
records .to
ppropriate
You are advised that you are entitled to a judicia review of
this determination in a United States District Court in accordance
with 5 u.s.c. § 552 as amended.
Sincerely,
Dennis Fitzgerald
Enclosures:
MOUs (67 pages)
NRO Approved or Release
26 Sept
MEMORANDUM FOR PRESIDENT AND CEO
UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Appeal Coordination
Michael Ravnitzky
REFERENCE: National Reconnaissance Office
Case Number F03-0033
As you are aware, the "Memorandum of Understanding
Internet 2 Initiative of University Corporation For Adv
Internet Development and Global Grid/ATD Net Initiative
OPMENT
National Reconnaissance Office on the Collaboration in R search,
Development and Testing of Information Infrastructures" , as been
requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) .
In your response to our letter dated 29 March 2005, you
.indicated that you objected to the release of this docum nt, but
did not provide any justification to withhold the info tion.
Additionally, there are no exemptions that can be used t protect
this unclassified agreement from release under FOIA.
In accordance with guidance received from the NRO o
General Counsel, this record will be included in an offi
release to the requester.
If you have any questions, please call me on (703)
and reference our case number.
Linda S. Hathaway
of
Chief, Information Ac ess and
Release Team
Attachment:
MOU Between UCAID & NRO
'OBCLASSIPIBD
RO Approved F r Release
MEMORANDUM FOR NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRA 1ION
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION OFFICER
SUBJECT: (U) Freedom of Information Referral
Ravnitzky
REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office
Case #F03-0033
(U) In our search for records responsive to a Freeda of
Information Act request from Mr. Michael Ravnitzky, dated
23 June 2003, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) ha
identified one document responsive to his request that co
National Aeronautics and Space Administration equities. e
document contains no NRO equities that require continued
protection. The Department of State has also reviewed th subject
document, and found that it contains no Department of Sta
equities (see attachment 3). This document is being sent
for your review, redaction, and direct response to the re
(U) Per Department of Justice guidance, agencies ar
encouraged to place referrals in their queue based on th date of
the initial request, in this instance, 15 February 2007.
U) If you have any questions, please call me on 703-
and reference case number F03-0033.
Attachments:
Linda S. Hathaway
Chief, Information Ace
Release Team
1. (U) Ravnit:.zky request dtd 23 Jun 2003
2. (U) MOU Between the Indian Space Research Organisati
and the National Aeronautics and Space Administ ation
3. (U) United States Department of State memo dtd. 27 F b 2007
T1Vt"'T.:aaa"'"VT1!T\
RO Approved F r Release
MEMORANDUM FOR THE NAVAL SECURITY GROUP COMMAND
ATTN: FOIA COORDINATOR
25 Oc ober 2007
SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Appeal Coordination
Michael Ravnitzky
In our search for records responsive to a Freedom o
Information Act {FOIA) appeal from Mr. Michael Ravnitzky dated 23
June 2003, the NRO identified one record consisting of 6 pages
that is responsive to his request. This record was prev ously
sent to the Chief of Naval Operations and returned by th t office
with the recommendation that the Naval Security Group c d
review it. NRO equities were redacted, and the record w s
originally sent to your office on/about 8 June 2005 for
review, redaction and return to the NRO.
As of this date, our records indicate that we have
received a response from your office. We request
us with an update on the status of this case.
Per Department of Justice guidance, agencies are e , couraged
to place coordinations and/or referrals in their queue ased on
the date of the initial request, in this instance, May 003.
If you have any questions, please call me, Chief, I formation
Access and Release Team, on {703) 227-9128 and reference case
number F03-0033.
Linda s. Hathaway
Attachment:
Original request for review dtd 8 June 2005
RO Approved F r Release
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Dear Mr. Ravnitzky:
This is in response to your letter dated 13 June
received in the Information Access and Release Center
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on 17 June 2003.
are appealing our use of Section 502 of the Intelligence
Authorization Act of 2003 on your request for records pe
to "· .. NRO Comity Agreements and Memoranda of Underst
For reference purposes, your case number is F03-0033.
As the Appellate Authority, and after a complete re
have detennined that the records responsive to your requ
segregable. As the second interim release to your reque
forwarding 16 records, totaling 57 pages which are being
I
in part, and two records, totaling 10 pages, which are b ing
granted in full. Additionally, I have determined that o e record,
totaling four pages, is denied in full. The denied recor and
portions of the records being released to you are being ithheld
pursuant to the following FOIA exemptions:
-(b) (1) As properly classified information under Ex
Order 12958, Section 1.4(c); and exemption (b) (3),
applies to information specifically exempt by statu e, the
National Security Act of 1947, 50 u.s.c. § 403-3(c) (7), which
protects intelligence sources and methods from unau horized
disclosure;
-(b) (2) High, which pertains solely to the internal
practices of an agency and allows the withholding o
information which, if released, would allow cir
an organization rule, policy, or statute, thereby
the agency in the conduct of its mission;
and
ntion of
eding
- (b) (3) Which allows the withholding of informatio
prohibited from disclosure by statute, 10 u.s.c. § 24 which
states: "Except as required by the President or as provided
in subsection (c), no provision of law shall be con trued to
require the disclosure of (1) The organization or y
function . . . (2) . . . number of persons employed by or
assigned or detailed to any such organization or th name.,
official title, occupational series, grade, or sala of any
such person . . . (b) Covered Organizations . . . t
National Reconnaissance Office";
- (b) (4) Which applies to information such as trade secrets
and commercial or financial information obtained fr m a
company on a privileged or confidential basis which if
released, would result in competitive harm to the c mpany;
- (b) (5) Inter-agency or intra-agency memoranda whi
deliberative in nature; and
- (b) (6) Which applies to records
constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of the pe sonal
privacy of individuals.
Please be advised that a number of records contain he
equities of other agencies and have therefore been forwaf ded to
them for coordination or direct response to you, as requ red by
Executive Order 12958. We will forward the coordinated ecords to
·you as soon as the reviews are returned to us from the a propriate
agencies.
You are advised that you are entitled to a judicial review of
this determination in a United States District Court in ccordance
with 5 u.s.c. § 552 as amended.
Sincerely,
Dennis Fitzgerald
Enclosures:
MOUs (67 pages)
NRO Approved
or Release

NRO Aooroved F r Release
MEMORANDUM FOR THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY,
AND PRIVACY COORDINATOR
SUBJECT: (U) Freedom of Information Act Appeal Referra1
Michael Ravnitzky
REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office
Case Number F03-0033
2009
(U//FOUO) In our search for records responsive to Freedom
of Information Act request from Michael Ravnitzky, date 23 June
2003, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has iden ified one
record, consisting of five pages, responsive to his re est that
contains Central Intelligence Agency equities. This do ument
contains no NRO equities requiring protection. The Off'ce of the
Secretary of Defense (OSD) has also reviewed the docume t, and OSD
has no objection to release of the document.
(U) Please note that the original coordination re est to the
Department of Defense included nine pages. Upon revie , the NRO
has determined that only five pages of those nine are r sponsive
to Mr. Ravnitzky's request. The remaining pages consis of a
transmittal memo that is not part of the text of the ac ual
Memorandum of Understanding. These pages are not inclu ed in this
package. The resulting five-page document is being se to you
for your review, redaction, and direct response to the equester.
Please note that the address shown on the 23 June 2003 equest
letter is no longer valid. The current mailing addres for the
requester is:
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(U) If you have any questions, please call me, Ch'ef,
Information Access and Release Team on (703) 227-9128 d
reference our Case #F03-0033.
Linda S. Hathaway
Attachments:
1. (U) Ravnitzky Request letter dtd. 23 June 2003
2. (U) Department of Defense coordination response dtd. 17 Oct
2008
3. (U) Memorandum of Understanding for National Securi y Space
Management
NRC Approve For Release
MEMORANDUM FOR DEPARTMENT OF NAVY
CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS
FOIA REQUESTER SERVICE CENTER
6 F
SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Appeal Coordination
Michael Ravnitzky
In our search for records responsive to Freedom
of Information Act (FOIA) appeal from Mr. Michael Ravni zky, dated
23 June 2003, the NRO identified one record containing partment ·
of Navy equities that was originally sent to the Chief f _Naval
Operations for review for NAVY equities and return to t ' e NRO. In
2005, in response to this original request, the documen was
returned to us with the recommendation. that it be forwa ded to the
Naval Security Group Command for review. The NRO sent he package
for review to the Naval Security Group Command on 8 Jun 2005. A
request for an update on the status of this case was se t on 25
October 2007. To date, we have received no further onse from
any Navy element.
Naval A copy of the package that was sent to the
Security Group Command in 2005 is attached. This packa
a single document
1
entitled "Memorandum of Understandin
the Department of the Navy and the National Reconnaiss
Office," that is forwarded for your review, redaction,
e includes
Between
to the NRO.
(U) Per Department of· Justice guidance, agencies .
encouraged to place coordinations and/or referrals in
based on the date of the initial request, in this inst
2003.
(U) If you have any· qtiestions, please call me, Chief,
Information Access and Release Team, on (703) 227-9128 d
reference case number F03-0033.
Linda s. Hathaway
queue
May
Attachment: NRO Coordination request package, dtd. 8 une 2005
DECL ON: 20330215
DRV FROM: NRO SCG 6. 0
21 May 2005
NATIONAL RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE
· 14675 Lee Road · ·
Chantilly, VA 20151-1715
15 April 2009 ·
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Dear Mr. Rav;nitzky:
This is in response to your letter dated 13. June
received in the Information Access and Release 6
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on 17 June . 2003.
are appealing our use of section 502 of the Intelligenc
. Authorization Act of 2003 on request for records p
to " ... NRO Comity Agreements -and Memoranda of .Unders
For reference puq)oses, your case number is F03-0033.'
As the Appellate Authority, and after a complete I
have determined that the records respons_i ve to your r
· segregable. In April 2005, eight records, totaling tw.
pages were released to you in part _as. an initial inter;
As the second interim release to your request, · we are f
two · records, totaling ten .pages, which are being grant
and twelve records, totaling .forty-four pages which are
.granted in part. · Eight records, comprising e pages,
· are- denied in full. The denied records I and denied por ions of
the records being released are withheld pursuant to the following .
FO!A exemptions:
-(b) (1) as properly classified information under
Order 12958, Section 1.4 (b) I (c) I (d), (e) I (g), and h); . and
exemption (b) (3), which applies to information spe ifically
exempt ·by statute, specifically so tJ.s.c. § 403-1, which
protects intelligence sources and methods from tina thorized
disclosUre;
-(b) (2) High, which pertains solely to . the interna
practices of ·an agency and allows the withholding
information which, if released, would allow eire
an organization rule, policy, or statute, thereby
the agency in the conduct of its miss_ion; -
rules and -
f
(
- (b) (3) which allows the withholding of infor.matio
. prohibited from disclosure by statute·, 10 u.s.c. §
states: •Except as required by the President or as provided
in subsection (c), no provision of law shall be con trued to
require the disclosure of (1) The organization or y
function . . • . (2) . . . number of persons employed by· or
assigned or detailed to any such organization or th
official title, occupational series, grade, or sala any
such person . . . (b) covered Organizations .. . . t e
National Reconnaissance Office•;
- (b) (4) which applies to proprietary information o
from a company. which, if released, would result
competitive harm to the company; and
- ·(b)(6) which _applies to records which ·if release _would .
constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of the pe sonal
privacy of individuals.
Please be advised that additional records contain o
agencies' equities. Twenty-two records, totaling 183 pa es, have
been forwarded to other agencies for their review, redac ion, and
direct response to you, as required by Executive Order 1 958.
There are further additional documents still in coordina ion with
other agencies I for their review and return to the . NRO f
final release determination. . we will continue our effor
obtain the responses we need to resolve these remaining
and complete your request.
!
You are adVised that you are en,titled to a judicial of
this determination in a States District Court ccordance
with 5 u.s.c. § .552 as ·
Sincerely,
Charles Barlow
Enclosures: 14 MOUs (54 pages)
/
· NAnONAL RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE
14675 lee Road ·
Chantilly, VA .-
NRO-Aooroved F r Release
23
(b)(6)
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· Intetnet2
1000 Oakbrook Drive
Suite 300
.Ann Arbor, Ml 48104
pear
(b)(6)
. ·This is in regard to a document 16cated by the Natio 1
Recozmaissance Office . in response to a . Freedom· of Informa ion Act
(FOIA) appeal from Mr. ,Michael RaVnitzky, dated 27 j\Jne 2 03.
This document, entitled •Memorandum· of Understanding · Bet en
Internet 2 Initiative . of University Corporation For .Advan ed
Development and Global Grid/ATD Net · .Initiative o the
. Nationa:t. Reconnaissance Office on the Collaboration in Re earcn·,
Development and Testing of Information Infras-tructures, • s part
of a package of documents being prepared for release to e
requester. ·
. In correspondente dated 29 March 2005, ... we provided a copy of
this document to Internet2 for rev · · ry inf rmation.
In a response dated 4 April. 2005, Vice esident
for Operations, indicated that In o ·the eleaae
of this document, but did not provide any justification t
.. withhold the information . .
There is no defensible application of .FOIA exemptio to
justify withholding this document .from. release in part.
accordari.ce with guidance received from the NRO . Offi.ce -of eral
· Counsel,. this record will .be included in an official rele · .e to
the .requester. ·. A copy of the record, as it will be relea ed, is
· attached for your information. The information that is b ing
withheld is denied pursuant to exemptions·: ·
. (b) (3) which allows the withholding of informa ion
prohibited fr01n disclosure by statute, 10 § 4 4 .which
states: •Except as required by the .President or as rovided
in subsection (e), no provision of law shall be : con trued to
reQuire the disclosure of (l) · The organization or
function . . . (2) . . . number of persons employed
assigned or detailed to B!!Y such organization or th .
official title, occupational series, grade. or sa.la
such person . . . (b) Covered Organizations •. t e
.. .
r' '
I
National Reconnaissance Office•; and
. (b) ( 6) 'Which applies to which, if rele
would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of
personal privacy of individuals.
If you have any questions, please call me on (703) 227-9128
and reference our case number F03-0033.
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. Re ease Team
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Attachments:
1. Ravnitzky letter dtd. 27 June 2003
2 NRO memorandum for Intemet2, dtd. 29 March 2005
3. Internet2 ·letter to the NRO, dtd. 5 April 2005 .
4 . Memorandum of Understanding between Internet2 Ini ti
UCAID and the NRO, as treated for release
tive of
NRO Approved Fo Release
I
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'from:
:sent:
Page 1oft
11:28AM
"To:
NRO Approved or Release
Mr. Ravnitzky:
This is in response. to your request for intc;mnBtion about your FOIAIMDR cases. Yoo have 1hr
the NRO.
F03..0033 Appeal _,. Memoranda of Understanding
Remaining documents are in .the queue awaiting review and release detenninatio at
· two government agencies. Status checked regular1y with those agencies. A st majority of the
responsive documents that were deemed releasable have. already been released t you
:eol-0010- A History of Satellite Reconnaissance, Vols lila and I lib
Documents are being reviewed by another agency.
F09-0009 - Unks to Town Hall web page
Initial treatment completed. Preparing final coordination package.
You may contact the Requester Service Center at 703 227-9326 to request a status. You can so email
FOIA@nro.mil. In an effort to save staff time and resources, please refer to your cases by thei
Staff
..
F06-0057
NRO A proved for Release
( .....
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from:
(b) (6)
Sent
To: foia@nm.mn
. SubjGct FOlA Request
. '
NRO FOIA Cootdinator
-14675 IAe Road '
_Cban1:illY, VA 20151.-1715
Dear FOIA Coordinator:
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Page 1 ofl
This is a requCst under the Freedom of Information Act. (5 U.S.C. §552). I request that a py of the
following records be provided to me : Any information including photographs re · V emard H.
Webb and his involvement in the Corona Space Progmm. Corona was the nation's first hoto
reconnaissance satellite system, operating from August 1960 until May 1912. The pro was
declassified in Februaey 1995.
. '
In order to help you determine mv status for the pUipQse of assessing fees, you should .
Vemard H. Webb ,.,, '
5
' and I am a private individual doing p e ~ n a l ~ m e
· involvement above.
{
\. . am willing to pay fees if my request for a waiver is denied not to emceed $ 25. · ·
Sincerely,
(b) (6)
&fAY 3 0 2006
c-, . . . . . . . ·. r
NAnoNAL REcoNNAISsANcE
NRO A proved for Release .
· 14675 Lee Road · ·
Chantilly, VA 20151-1715 .
1 .:J e 2006
Dear
I'<<'

This is in response to your dated 30 May 200
received in the Information Management Services Center of
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on 30 May 2006. Purs to
the Freedom o! Information Act (FOIA), you requested "'Any
information including photographs regarding Vernard ·H. W
his involvement in the· Corona Space Program_. "
We have accepted your request. It will be processed
accordance with the FOIA, as amended, Tit.le 5 u.s.c. § ·ss
Since we may not respond within the 20 working days
stipulated by the Act, you have the right to consider thi
denial and may appeal to the NRO Appeal Review Panel.
seem more reasonable, however, to have us continue proces
your request and respond as. soon as we can. You may appe
denial of records at that time. Unless we hear from you
othenrise, we will assume that you agree, . and will procee on
this basis.
The FOIA authorizes federal agencies to assess fees
record services. You have been placed in the fee catego
"'others" f.or purposes of this request. . This means you wi be
responsible for the cost of search time exceeding two hou sand ·
reproduction costs after the first 100 pages.
Regarding your request for a fee waiver, please
that fee waivers or reductions are granted when -there is
public· interest in disclosure · of informationi which will
contribute significantly to the public's understanding of
operations or activities of the NRO. A decision to waive
reduce fees cannot be made until after any responsive doc
to be disclos.ed have been reviewed for "publici interest. n
NRO A proved for Release ·
You have the right to appeal this by
addressing your appeal to the NRO Appeal . Authority; 14675
Road, Chantilly, VA 20151-1715 within 60 days of the abo
Should you decide to do this, please explain the basis of
appeal.
If you have any questions, please call the Requeste
Service Center at (703) 227-9326.and reference case numb
0057.

Linda S. · Hathaway
Lee
date.
your
Chief, Information Access.
and Release Team
(
NAnONAL RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE
14675 Lee Road ·
Chantilly, VA
MB(QRANDUM FOR THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY,
AND PRIVACY COORDINATOR
. .
NRO A proved for Release
3 ugust 2006 ·
S'Oa..JECT: . Request . Referral
. (U) National Reconnaissance Office
Case Number F06-.0057
(U) In our search for ·records to a Free om of
Information Act request from dated 30 May 2006,
the National Reconnaissance has identified one record
responsive to his request that . Central Intelli ence
Agency NRO equities have been redacted. Thi recol;'d ies
being sent to you for your review, redaction, · and retu .·. to the
NRO. . ' . ·
(U) If you have any questions, please call me, Chi
Information Access and Release Team on (703) 227-9128
reference our case nuinber.
Attachments:
1. (U) Ltr dtd 30 May 06
2. of NRO-CIA
Relationships, 1960-66
DECL ON: Xl
DRV FROM: NRO SCG 6 : 0
21 May 2005
Linda S.
whan aepara eel frOID .
and sanitize .
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NRO A proved for Release
4 ugust 2006

Pear-
This is in response to your e-mail, dated 30 May 2006, received
in the Information Management Services Center of the Nation 1
Reconnaissance Office {NRO) on 30 May 2006. Pursuant to the of
Information Act {FOIA), you requested "Any information incl
photographs regarding Vernard H. Webb and his involvement i
Corona Space Program. "
Your request was processed in accordance with the Free om of
Information Act, as amended, Title 5 u.s.c. § 552 and Secti ·n 502 of
the Authorization Act of 2003. A thorough sea ch of our
files and -databases located five records, consisting of six hundred
seventy-six pages that are responsive to your request. As n interim
release? we are providing four of the five records.
These documents are being released to you with
pursuant to FOIA exemptions:
{b) {1) As properly classified information under
Order 12958, Section 1.4{c); and exemption (b) (3) whi
to information specifically exempt by statute, the Na
Security Act of 1947, 50 u.s.c. § 403-3{c) {7) which p
intelligence sources and methods from unauthorized di
withheld
{b) {3) Which allows the withholding of informatio
prohibited from disclosure by statute, 10 U. s.c. § 424 which
states: "Except as required by the President or as pr
subsection {c), no provision of law shall be construed
the disclosure of {1) The organization or any function
in
to require
(2)
. . number of persons employed by or assigned or detai ed to any
such organization or the name, official title, occupat onal
series, grade, or salary of any such person . . . (b) overed
Organizations . . . the National Reconnaissance Office ; and
{b) {6) which applies to records which if release would
constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of the personal p ivacy of
individuals.
Please be advised that one responsive record contains he equities
of other agencies and therefore has been forwarded to them
coordination as required by Executive Order 12958. We will
that record as soon as the reviews are returned to us from
coordinating agencies.
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As you are aware, the FOIA authorizes federal agencies
fees for record services. Based upon the information provided
assess
you have
that a been placed in the "other" category of requesters, which mean
requester is responsible for charges incurred for the cost of search
time exceeding two hours and duplication in excess of ' the fir t 100
pages of document reproduction in the processing of this requ st. The
costs associated with processing your request include 4 hour of
professional search time (2 for billing purposes) at the rat of
$44.00 per hour and 475 pages of duplication (375· for billin
purposes) at the rate of .15 per page, for a total of $144.2 , In
this case, all fees are being waived.
You have the right to appeal this determination by add essing
your appeal to the NRO ·Appeal Authority, 14675 Lee Road, Cha tilly, VA
20151-1715, however, we ask that you hold all administrative appeals
until all records have been accounted for.
If you have any questions, please call the Requester S
Center at (703) 227-9326 and reference case number F06-0057.
Attachments:
l.Mgmt of the National ·
Reconnaissance Program
1960-1965(209 pgs)
2.The Corona Story (183 pgs}
3.NRO Oral History Program,
Interview w/Col Vernard (82 pgs)
4.Cable Message from Webb (1 pg)
Sincerely,
Linda s. Hathaway
Chief, Information Acce s
And Release Team
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NAnONALRECONNAmsANCEOFRCE
· ' 14675 Lee Road .
Chantilly, VA 20151-1715
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This is in response to your e-mail, dated 30 May 2006; ceived
in the Information Management Services Center of the _National .
Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on . 30 May 2006. Pursuant to the F eedom of
Informa-tion Act {FOIA), you requested · "Any information includ ng
photographs _ regarding Vernard H. Webb and his involvement. in he
corona Spac;:e Program .•• "
Your request was processed in accordance with ·the Freed
Information Act, as amended, Title 5 u.s.c. § 552 and Section
the Intelligence Authorization Act of 2003. A thorough searc of our
files and databases located five records; consisting of six h dred
pages that. are responsive to your request. As an interim
rele:ase, we are providing four of the five records . .
These documents are being released. to you with portions withheld
pursuant to FOIA exemptions: . .,
(b) (1) As properly classified information· under -Ex
Order 12958, Section 1.4 (c); and exemption (b) (3) which applies
to information specifically exempt by statut·e, . the Nati rial
Security Act of 1947, SO u.s.s..c . § 403-3(c}(7) . which pro
. intelligence and methods from unauthorized disc
(b) (3) Which allows the withholding of information
prohibited from disclosure by statute, 10 u.s.c. § 424 w
states: "Except as required by the President _or as prov
sUbsection (c), no provision of .law shall be construed t
the disclostire of (1) The organization or any function .
. . number of persons employed by or assigned or detaile
such organization or the name, official title, occupatio
·series, grade, or salary of any SJlCh person . . • (.b) Co
Organizations . . . the National Reconnaissance Office";
require
(2) •
to any
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(b) (6) which applies to records which if released . oul'd
constitute a clearly tinwarranted invasion of the personal pri cy of
individuals·.
Please be advised that one responsive record contains th equities
of other agencies and therefore has been forwarded to them fo
coordination as required by Executive Order 12959. We will e
· that record as soon as the reviews returned to us from tb
coordinating agencies.
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fees for record services. Based upon the information provided, you have
be·en placed in the "other• category of requesters, which means that a
requester is responsible for charges incurred for the cost of _earch
time exceeding two hours and duplication .in excess of the fir _ 100
pages -- of document reprOduction in the processing this reque The
--costs ass·ociated with processing your request include 4 hours
professional search time (2 for billing purposes) at the rate
$44.00per hoilr and 475 pages of duplication (375 for billin
purposes) at the rate of .15 per page, for a total of $144.25.
this case, all fees are .being waived.
In
You haVe the right to appeal .this determination by addr ssing
your appeal to the NRO Appeal Authority; 14675 Lee Road, Cha tilly, VA
20151-1715, however, we ask_ that you hold all administrative ppeals
'Until all records have been accounted for.
If you have any questions; please call the _Requester Se
Center at (703) and -reference case number F06-0057. ·
Attachments:
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l.Mgmt of the National
Reconnaissance Program
1960-1965(209 pgs)
2.The Corona Story (183 pgs)
3.NRO Oral History Program,
Interview w/Col ve·mard (82 pgs)
4.Cable Message from Webb (1 pg)
Sincerely,
Linda s. Hathaway
Chief, Information Access
And Release Team
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NATIONAL RECONNAISSANCE OFRCE
14675 l.ee Road
Chantilly, VA 20151-1715
7. Feb ary 2007
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This is in response to your phone call the Reqttester ervice
Center on . 6 February 2007. We are providing to you the two cuments
that were omitted in error from the letter sent previously, 31
January 2007.
Please accept our apologies for the inadvertent
If you have· any .questions, please call the Requester Se ice
Center at (703) . 227-9326 and reference case number
Attachments:
1.Mgmt of the Natiorial
Reconnaissance Program
1960..;.1965(209 pgs)
2.The Corona Story (183 pgs)
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sincerely,
Linda S. Hathaway
Chief, Information Acces
And Release Team
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NATIONAL RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE
14675 Lee Road
Chantilly, VA 20151·1715
25 A ril 2007
MEMORANDUM FOR THE NATIONAL SECURITY ·AGENCY
.SECURITY SERVICE
ATTENTION: · FOIA/PA OFFICE
SUBJECT:
REFERENCE:
{U) Request Referral
(U) National Reconnaissance Office
Case Number F06-0057
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responsive to his reqaest that contains the National Secu ity
Agency equities. NRO equities have been redacted. This
being sent to you for your review, redaction, and return . o the
NRO .
{U) If you have any questions, please call me, Chief
Information Access and Release Team on (703) 227-9128 and
reference our case number.
Attachments:
1. {U)Ltr dtd 30 May 06
2. - {"TS"-fWc}Chronology of NRO-CIA
Relationships, 1960-66
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REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office
Case Number. F06-0057
(U) In our search for records -responsive to a
2007
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responsive to his request that contains National Geospat'al
Intelligence Agency equities. NRO equities have been red cted.
This record is sent to you for your review,
return to the NRO. -
(U) If you have any questions, please call me,
Information Access and Release Team on (703) 227-9128
reference our case number.
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2. of NRO-CIA
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Information Access and Release Team
reference our case number.
Attachments:
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Dear ·
We are writing to update you oil thfir status of your Freedoin
of Information Act (FOIA) request, _ dated 30 May 2006.
Pursuant to the FOIA, you requested "a copy _of any
information including photographs regarding Vernard H.
his involvement in the Corona Space Program ... • ~ , The d
' you requested have been located. and are currently being
coordinated with other outside agencies for further rev
their equities. ,As soQn as all resp.onses have been rec
will consolidate them and proceed with finalization of
request.
If you have any questions, please call me at 703-2
and reference case number F06-0057.
Sincerely,
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Linda s. Hathaway
Chief, Information '.Ac ess
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REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office
case Number F06-0057
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responsive. to his request that contains PIAB equities.
equities have been redacted. This record is being
your review, redaction, and return to the NRO.
{U) If you have any questions, please call
Information Access and Release Team on (703) 227-9128
reference our case number.
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Number F06--0057 • _
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(U) In our search for
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responsive to his request that contains the Defense
Agency equities. NRO equities have been redacted.
being sent to you .for your . review, redaction, and
NR.O.
(U) If you have any questions, please call me,
Information Access and Team on (703) 227-9128
reference our case number.
Attachments:
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2 . of NRO-CIA
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-my director reviewed this this morning, and you are good to go. We (the PIAF, as
no objection to your releasing the information in F06-0057 concerning the PFIAB per your .. t ,nrt,,.rrt
for responding to FOIA requests .
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IMMI1 have reminded my director about this, and she said she'll try to take a look at it t,.,.,.,.,,.r •. ,.,. .. , -this is our time
for tying up loose ends, as we go thru transition. I'll let you know as soon as I can.
PS-Happy New Year to you, too.
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Thanks. My intent is to_ next week, which I think I do quickly beca se I can mark the
pages with PFIAB-equ1t1es have to read the whole th1ng.
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Not a problem, this is just our effort to keep on top of status. If I don't hear from you by latte part of December, I
will give you a holler.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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Hi ••.
I read thru F06-0057. Normally, I focus on JOB reports the potential for assertion of executi e privilege. Since this
is a PIAB matter with other equities, I need to have the Executive Director sign off on our re ponse, which I will
recommend to be "no objection." Now the bad news: she will be out until 1 DEC, the Monda after Thanksgiving.
If that's a problem, let me know and I'll see if I can email her an unclas summary and get he approval more
quickly. Honestly, I think she'll want to see it, but I feel obliged to try, since I dropped the bat on this one .
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Thanks for your quick response! We did receive your 10 Nov 2008 response. This letter hill"""""'"''
reference a case number, but did reference our letter (memo) to you of 25 August 2008 wh
F07-0061, also sent to the PFIAB for review and concurrence.
Case F06-0057 (the one in question) is another FOIA request from a-which we
on April1 & 2, 2008 (our memo dated 31 March 2008). .
To clarify, details regarding both cases are as follows:
Case F07·0061 consisted of 5 reports titled "Report to the President's Foreign Intelligence
· National Reconnaissance Program." Each report had different dates. This was a request
Wenger.
for P ' l l ~ ~ of 5
Case F0&-0057 consisted of a single document titled, "NRO-CIA Relationships, 1960-1966 You confirmed you
. recieved this document and cover memo via e-mail on 2 April 08.
Please confirm that the letter you sent us dated 10 November 08 is truly in response to F0?-0061
(document above); our memo to you of 25 August 08. There was no document attached no reference to the
title of the document or Case Number in your letter.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss this for further clarification, please give me a
Attached is a copy of a response to Linda Hathaway I signed on 10 NOV 2008. Please
not received the original. It's possible, I suppose, it's still in the mail system.
classification: r5P-8-BeR:E-T1/Z5-Jf1--20£H-1-9:___
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Attached, please find our request for coordination and subject document. Please h2.ndle th document as TOP
SECRET as it is currently out for coordination to various agencies.
If you have any questions or require additional information. please do not hesitate to contac us.
Warning: This document may not be used as a source of derivative classification.
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I talked with you last on 9 January 09 regarding status of this case. You said that all inputs we e in and it
was awaiting processing. You had requested I follow up in a couple of weeks. Here I am! Wil we be expecting a
response soon?
Please give me a call if you have any questions.
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I talked with you last on 9 January 09 regarding the status of this case. You said that all inputs ere in and you
were awaiting final processing. You thought it would be another couple of weeks to get it out. an you please
·give me a status on progress? I look forward to hearing from you!
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Subject: Case F06-0057 - Request for Records
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f'M!!d with you last on 9 Jan 09 regarding the. status of this case. You said that aU inputs wer in and you were ·
awaiting final processing. You thoughfjt would be another couple of weeks tp out. Can .· ou please give me
a status on progress? I also sent you this request on the side. Once I have your input, we can finally
close this easel Thanks and I am looking forward to hearing from you!
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Steven "-ftergood .
NATIONAL OFFICE
14675 Lee Road
Chantllly,'VA 20151-171_5
Senior Research Analyst
Federation of American Scientists ·
1717 K Street N.W., Suite 209
.washington, D.C. 20036
Dear Mr.
2 Au
This is in response to your faxed ·letter, dated 26
2006, received in the Information Management Services Ce
the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on 26 July 2006
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information' Act (FOIA) _, you r
''a copy of all ·unclassified portions. of the NRO Congress
Budget Justification Book _(CBJB) for Fiscal Year 2007."
t 2006
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quested
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We have accepted your request. It w;11 be processe in
accordance with the FOIA, as amended, Title 5 U.S.C. § 5 2.
· Since we may not respond within the 20 working days
stipulated by the Act, you have -the right to consider th s as a
denial and may appeal to the NRO Appeal Review -Panel. I · would
seem more reasonabie, however, to have us continue proce
your request and respond as soon as we can. You may app
denial ·· of records at that time. Unless we hear from you
otherwise, we will assume that you agree, and will proce
this basis.
The FOIA authorizes federal agencies to assess
record services. You have been placed in the fee catego
"others" for purposes of this ·request. This means you w
responsible for the cost of search time exceeding two ho
reproduction -costs after the first 100 pages.
Regarding your request for a fee waiver, please be
be
and
that fee waivers or reductions are granted when there is a
public interest in disclosure of which will
contribute significantly to the public's understanding o · the
operations or activities of the NRO. A decision to or
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reduc.e fees cannot be made until after any responsive merits
to be disclosed have been reviewed for •public interest .
You also requested a waiver of . production costs if
waiver was deni.ed and expressed a willingness to pay
fees up to $50.00 . . we will notify you if it appears any
additional. fees will be incurred in processing this requ
You have the right to appeal this · determination by .
addressing your appeal to the NRC Appeal. Authority, 1467
Road, Chantilly, VA 20i5l-l7l5 within 60 days of the abo
·Should you decide to do this, please explain the basis your
appeal.
If you have any questions, please call the
Service Center at . (703) 227-9326 and reference
0072.
Sincerely,
Linda S. Hathaw y
Chief, Informat on
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RE: Change of address
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safteraood@fas.ora.
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I am wrlting to advise you that the Federation of American s · ntists has a
new mailing· address, effective October 1, 2007, and future ·
correspondence regarding any of our pending FOIA requests should be
sent to the new address,· which is:
Federation of. American Scientists
1725 OeSales St NW, 6" floor ·
Washington, · DC 20036
My pending. FOIA requests at NRO Include:
F07-0065
F06-0072 .
Thank you for your assistance.

OCT 4 'JIJ1I
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Senior Resea h Analyst
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MEMORANDUM FOR THE OFFICE OF .DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL I
INFORMATION ·AND. PRIVACY COORDINATOR
IGENCE
SUBJECT: (U) Request for FOIA Coordination
Mr. Steven Aftergood
REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office
·Case Number F06-0072·
. (U) In our -search for records responsive to. a Freed m of .
Information Act fram Steven Aftergood, dated 26 July
2006, · the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has ident'fied one
document (596 pgs.) responsive to his request •. This doc ent is
being forwarded to you at the direction of our Office. of General
Counsel for your review; · approval to release, and return· to the
NRO. . . . . .
(U) we have enclosed the original document and the anitized
document for your review, along with supporting correspo dence . to
assist in your review (see attachment list below) .
. . ..
(U) If you have any questions, please call me on .70 -227-9128
and reference case number F06-0072.
. . .
Attachments:
1. (U) Mr. Aftergood' s Request Ltr dtd 26 Jul _ 2006
2. (U) Final Response Ltr (proposed) (Tab .2)
3. (TS)FY2007 Congressional Budget Justification
Original Document (Tab 3)
4 . . (U) FY2007 CBJ - Sanitized Document (Tab 4)
CL REASON: 1.4(c)
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NATIONAL"RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE .
14675 Lee Road
Chantilly, VA 20151.;1715
Mr. Steven Aftergood
· Senior Research Analyst
Federation of American Scientists
1725 DeSales St NW, 6th Floor ·
washington, D.C. 20036
Dear Mr. Aftergood:
6 July 2009
. This is in response to your faxed letter, dated 26 July
2006, received in the Information Management Services C ter of
the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on 26 July 200
Pursuant ·to the Freedom of Information.Act {FOIA), . you
"a copy of ail· unclassified portions of the NRO Congres
Budget Justification Book (CBJB) for Fiscal . Year 2007."
Your request was processed in accordancewith the
of Information Act, 5 u.s.c. § 552, as amended. A thor
search of our files and databases located one record, c
of 596 pages that is responsive to your request. This
being released to you in part. Material withheld is d
pursuant to FOIA exemptions (b) (3) which applies to inf
specifically exempt by statute, 50 u.s.c.. § 403-1{i) ·wh
protects intelligence sources and methods from unauthor
disclosure.
reedom
ugh
nsisting
ecord .is
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zed
As you are aware, the FOIA authorizes federal agenc'es to
assess fees for record services. Based upon the informat'on
provided, you have been placed in the · •other• category o
requesters, which means that a requester is responsible · or
charges incurred for the cost of search time exceeding t o hours
and duplication in excess of the first 100 pages of doc ent
reproduction in the processing o.f ·this request. In yo request,
you expressed a willingness to pay fees up to the amoun of
$50.00. The costs as.sociated with processing your requ
include 496 pages at .15 per page which equals $74.40.
case, all fees are being waived.
You have the right to appeal this determination b
addressing yourappeal to the NRO Appeal Authority, 146 5 Lee
Road, Chantilly, VA 20151-1715 within 60 days of the
Should· you decide to do this, please explain the basis of your
appeal.
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. If you have any questions, please call the Requeste
Service Center at (703) 227-9326 and reference case numb r F06-
0072.
Attachment: Document (596 pages)
Sincerely,
Linda s. Hathaway
Chief, Information Ace
And Release Team
F07-0088
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14675U..Road
Chantilly, VA 20151·1715
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2 W.y 2007
Jeffrey
401 s. Burnside Avenue, #8J
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Dear Mr. Richelson:
This is in response to your fax, dated 8 June 2007,
· received in the Information· Management. Services Center o
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on 8 June 2007.
to the Freedom of Information Act (FO!A), you are reques
. copy of LBO Systems Program Office., u.s. Navy/NRO Progr
Electronic Intelligence Satellites (1958-1977), Septembe
1998.•
the
suant
ing "a
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We have accepted your request. It will be processed in
_ accordance with the FOIA, 5 U.S.C. § 552, as amended, an the
· . NRO Operational Pile Exemption, so u.s.c. § 432a.
Since we may not respond within the 20 working days
stipulated by the Act, you have the right to consider th's as a
denial and may appeal to the NRO Appeal Review Panel. I would
seem more reasonable, however, to have us continue proce sing
your request and respond as soon · as we can. You may app al any
denial of records at that time. Unless we hear from you
otherwise, we will assume that you agree, and willproce don
this basis.
The FOIA authorizes federal . agencies to assess ·fees for
· record services. Based upon the information provided, u have
been placed in the "other• category of requesters, whic means
you are responsible for the cost of search time exceedi g two
hours ($44.00/hour) and reproduction fees (.15 per page}
exceeding 100 pages.
Regarding your request for a fee waiver, please be advised
that fee waivers or reductions are granted when there i a
public interest in disclosure of information, which wil
contribute significantly to the public's understanding
operations or activities of the NRO. A decis-ion to wai
reduce fees cannot be made until after any responsive d
to be disclosed have been reviewed for "public interest .
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You have the right to appeal this determination by
addressing your· appeal to the NRO Appeal Authority, 146
Road, Chantilly, VA 20151-1715 within 6.0 days of the. ab
Should you decide to do this, please explain the basis
appeal.
If you have any questions, please call the Request r
Service Center at ( 703) .227-9326 and reference case n . r P07-
0088.
Sincerely,
.P'1.,__
Linda s. Hat y
ClUef, Information Ac
and Release Team
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NATlONAL RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE
14675 L8e Road
Chantilly, VA 20151-1715
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14 rch 2008
MEMORANDUM. FOR THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE
ATTENTION: FOIA/PA OFFICE ·
SUBJECT: (U) Freedom of Information R:equest Referral
Jeffrey T. Richelson
REFERENCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office
case .Number P07-0088
. (U) In our for records responsive to
Information Act reqtiestfrom-Jeffrey T. Richelson,
2007, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)_ has
record responsive to his request that contains, National
Agency equities. NRO equities have been redacted. ·
are being sent to you for your review, redaction, · and
the NRO.
(U) If you have any questions, please call me,
Information Access and Release Team on (703)
our case number.
Linda .s. Hathaway
Attaclunent-s:
1. (U}Ltr dtd · 8 June 07 . .·
2. "tsl u.s. Navy /NRO Program c document
of
June
records
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·MEMORANDUM FOR -.THE 'NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY
,A"r!'ENTION: :FOIA ·coordinator, Code .l03.0
SUBJECT: . (U) Freedom· of Information Request :Referral
.Jeffrey T. Riebel son ·
R8FEREHCE: (U) National Reconnaissance Office
Case NumberF0?-0088
(U) In our search for records responsive ·to -a Freed of
. . .
Information ·Act request .. from Jeffrey T • . Riebel son, dated 8 J\lr.!.e
. .
2007; .the National Reconna;ssance Office (NRO) has ident fied one
record responsive to his request that contains Naval Res
Laboratory equities. NRO equities ·have ~ e n redacted_. ese
records are being sent to you for your review, redaction and
. return to the NRO.
. .
(U} If you have any quest-ions, · please call me, Chie
Information Access and Release Team on(703) 227-912S · an
reference our c ~ s e number.
Attaclunents:
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1. (U)Ltr dtd 8 June 07
2 . l'S}-IJ . s • Navy /NRO Program C document
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To:
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Subject: . NRO CASE NO. F07-0088 .an50+ RRG-
datad July 2005
Importance: High
!!! I don't have a correct phone number for you. I think we have a disconn ct here
regarding POPPY. At any rate • I don't know who in you organization is awa that we now
hold the POPPY documents and that 'fact of' and many facts about POPPY a e releasable.
We are still wortdrig on the POPPY declassification manual and should have it finished very
soon. As soon as it is completed, we will be sending it to you and NSA for yo r coordination
and approval.
It is my understanding that you will send a NRL subject matter expert to our o 1ce to review the
POPPY records once we have completed our review and redactions of the r: rds.
While the plan is clear from the 25 year declassification aspect, we will still rec ive Freedome
of lnfonnation Act (FOIA) requests in the interium. (It is unavoidable).
FOIA is a Jaw and we just can't say "he does not want this document released . There are
many ways we can protect information under FOIA but the above response wil not keep us out
of federal court.
When we get a FOIA case we are required to go through the 'FOJA door' . Is
aware of the recent events with POPPY?
--please call me at 703·227 ·9128 (black) o
Many thanks.
Linda Hathaway
Chief, IART
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Sent: , May 01, 2008 7:54 AM
To: Hathaway Linda (MSO)
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Subject: NRO CASE NO. F07..0088 ·
Importance: High
1. The document in regard to 1he subject case number was reviewed by
Center for Space Technology.
He does not want this document released.
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. 2. NRL does not have an SCI cleared FOIA person. -is one of the orig\na\ rev\ewe of the
· documemt •u.s. Navy/NRO Program C Electronic Intelligence Satellites (1958-19n)·.
3. If you need further discussion phone i
him via Red Secure.
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NATIONAL RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE
14675 Lee Road
Chantilly, VA 20151-1715 -
Mr. Jeffrey T. Ricnelson
401. s. Burnside Avenue, #8J
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Dear Mr. Richelson:
NRO proved for Release
i2 May 2008
This- is in response to your letter, dated 14 May 20 7: _
ved in ·the Information Management SerVices Center ( MSC}- of
the National Reconnaissance Office _ (NRO) on 1.4 May 20·04. Pursuant
to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), you requested ... a copy
of LEO Systems Office, u.s. Navy/NRO Program c B ectronic
_Intelligence satellites (1958-1977}, September 3, 1998."
It has come to our attention that the record that y u
requested is part of collection that is currently being eviewed
by several government agencies for declassification unde a
programmatic declas-sification effort. As you know, this ·is a
lengthy process. As soon as the record is available, . it will be
forwarded to you. -
If you have any questions, please call me, Chief,
. . Information Access and Release Team on (703} 227-91.28 an
reference case number F0?-0088.
Sincerely,

Linda s. Hathaway
Chief,
and Release

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