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アメリカNSA 不都合な情報は半年かけて整理

2014年1月12日08時27分
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アメリカNSA 不都合な情報は半年かけて整理

最高性能のコンピューターをもち、エドワード・スノーデン氏の暴露した大規模な盗聴プログラムの実施で世界中から注目を浴びているアメリカの諜報機関、NSAに本紙が出した情報公開請求に関して、見解の相違でNSAと本紙が議論しています。


ちなみに、NSAの前身はBlack Chamberに起源を持ち、実は日本と深い因縁があります。まず(1)太平洋戦争中に海軍の暗号を解読して、山本五十六の暗殺につなげたのは、NSAの前身ですし、それより前(2)がワシントン軍縮会議で米英日の軍艦保有比率が10:10:6となったのも、日本側外務省の公電が傍受されていて交渉における日本側の最終防衛ラインが読まれていたからです。(以上、ジェームズ・バムフォード「パズル・パレス」を参照ください。)


そしていま、NSAに対して弊社が色々と情報公開請求をかけているのですが、以下のようなメールが返ってきました。


これによるとNSAは情報公開請求をされた内容の記録を作るのに4ヶ月から6ヶ月もかかるそうです。暗号解読のために量子コンピューターを開発中の優秀な諜報機関で情報を集めるのには熱心ですが、出すのは大嫌いみたいです。なので仕方なく、いまNSAの持っている情報公開の開示請求書ぜんぶについて開示請求をかけておきました。


NSAに関して、国内メディアが第一報を出すのは、おそらく弊社が初めてです。


件名 FIOA request – 6 January 2014


1 A list by title or description on the FOIA requests submitted to NSA since June, 2013 to the final response to this request.

BACKGROUND: FOIA Logs are routinely generated on a quarterly calendar-year basis. The following FOIA logs exist in other FOIA cases for the calendar year 2013, but have NOT been reviewed for release thus far.

2nd Quarter – 1 April – 30 June 2013

3rd Quarter – 1 July – 30 September

FOIA logs contain data fields for Case Number, Origination Date, Requester’s Name, Subject Requested, and Disposition. FOIA logs do not include the FOIA cases for records that individuals request on themselves.

The 4th Quarter Log has not been generated thus far, but will cover 1 October to 30 December 2013. Once this log is created, it will be placed in the review backlog if you would like for it to be processed for your request.

The 1st Quarter Log for 2014 will not be generated until mid April 2014 as it will cover 1 January -30 March 2014; therefore it cannot be included in your current request. You may submit a request during April 2014 if you wish to obtain the 1st Quarter 2014 FOIA Log.


CLARIFY: Please advise if you are willing to narrow this Item of your request to the

2nd and 3rd Quarter FOIA Logs for calendar year 2013.


* Please note that documents must exist at the time your request is received. Therefore, your request to have documents that date to “the final response for this request” is invalid. We will, however, conduct a reasonable search for responsive records for the date range of 1 June 2013 through today’s date.


2 A list by title or description on the items NSA released since January, 2013 to the final response to this request.


3 All the ”Talking Point”, ”’Briefing Sheet’, or any other materials prepared for the following occasions, since June, 2013 to the final response to this request.

(1)Testimony to Senate, House, and any of their subcommittees

(2) Interview with media representatives

(3) Press conferences


* Please note that documents must exist at the time your request is submitted. Therefore, your request to have documents that date to “the final response for this request” is invalid. We will, however, conduct a reasonable search for responsive records for the date range of 1 June 2013 through today’s date.


4 The Below items drafted or made to the time of your final response to this request.

CLARIFY: Please provide a date range for this Item for each listing from a to d. You may also wish to provide a topic as well. (See example in “a”)

(1)FOIA requests formed by following figures ( from a to d ) .

(2) NSAs response to those figures.

(3)All the FOIA appeals submitted by those figures.

(4) All other communications records, including fax, meeting conversation, phone call between NSA and those figures on FOIA requests.

(5) All the envelopes they have sent for communication to the NSA.


a. Matthew M. Aid (For Example, 1 January 2013-present, regarding requests for NSA press releases)

b. Tim Weiner

c. Laura Poitras

d. David Kahn


5 Any records on criteria, reason or internal argument which shows NSA posts limited numbers of NSAN to the web site. ( http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/newsletters.shtml )


CLARIFY: I am uncertain of the records you seek. Please explain what type of documents you are seeking. Additionally, explaining what or how you believe the documents may show that “NSA posts limited numbers of NSAN to the website. This will help us better understand the type of documents you are seeking.

If you are seeking records that represent “criteria, reason, or internal argument” for the content that is posted on http://www.nsa.gov, you may find these websites useful:


http://www.justice.gov/oip/foiapost/2009foiapost8.htm


http://www.justice.gov/ag/foia-memo-march2009.pdf


http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/assets/memoranda_2010/m10-06.pdf


If these websites satisfy this item in your request, please notify us and withdraw this item.


6 Any records on reason or internal argument which shows why NSA does not post post the content of former FOIA request on the website.


7 The record which shows whether the items from 1 to 7 are held by NSA in electronic format or not. (please separately disclose the records)


8 NSA’s criteria on saving documents in electronic format, paper format, or both.


Please separately process the request to each items I am seeking and state your reasons for not invoking your discretionary powers to release the requested documents in the public interest.


The Items I am seeking are going to be used our news site echo-news.net on ” Intelligence activity and transparency ”


Cindy Blacker

NSA/CSS FOIA Officer. POC

(301)688-6527


これに対する弊社からのお返事


Good morning, Dear Cindy Blacker,


Thank you for notice for clarification.


As for Item 1, I would like to replace my request. Now, I am seeking for ALL the FOIA request letters submitted to NSA since June, 2013 to the final response to this request to Today’s date.


And on Item 4,


Time range: I request Since 1966 January one to Today’s date. for items through (a) to (d) and seek for (1) to (5) for every requesters .

And I do not limit the topic at all ( Once, I requested ” All the FOIA request letters by Mr. James Bamford ” and your FOIA office kindly responsed, and released the document I requested. )


Thefore, I do not think my specification is invalid. And if you changed your policy and think, this time my request is invalid, Please give me specific staturary basis.


So,


(1) Allt the FOIA requests formed by following figures ( from a to d ) .

(2) All the NSAs response to those figures.

(3)All the FOIA appeals submitted by those figures.

(4) All other communications records, including fax, meeting conversation, phone call between NSA and those figures on FOIA requests.

(5) All the envelopes they have sent for communication to the NSA.


a. Matthew M. Aid ( All the FOIA REQUESTS he submitted Since 1966 January one to Today’s date. )

b. Tim Weiner ( All the FOIA REQUESTS he submitted Since 1966 January one to Today’s date. )

c. Laura Poitras ( All the FOIA REQUESTS she submitted Since 1966 January one to Today’s date. )

d. David Kahn ( All the FOIA REQUESTS he submitted Since 1966 January one to Today’s date. )


And for item 5, I am requesting the documents which shows the all the (1) NSA’s internal argument and (2) internal guide lines makes basis to your dicison on posting only the limited numbers of NSAN to Yor web site. ( http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/newsletters.shtml ) , in spite that you have ever issued much more numbers of NSAN ( This can be seen in the note pages of Mr. James Bamford’s book ” Pazzule Palace ”)


Because it is puzzuling for me, while you are posting some NSANs, and other NSANs not.


I hope this explanation makes you certain about my request.


Best


Takanori Eto


 

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