FAS Note: See prior DoJ data on reported unauthorized disclosures from 2009 to 2015 here.
From: Matthews, Patricia (NSD) Date: Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 3:49 PM Subject: FOIA Request To: "[email protected]" Dear Mr. Aftergood: This responds to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated December 22, 2016 for the number of "crimes reports" concerning unauthorized disclosures of classified information received by the Department in calendar year 2016. This request was assigned NSD #17-044. We have conducted a search of the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section. A records search of that Section indicates that 37 crime reports concerning unauthorized disclosures of classified information were received by DOJ in CY 2016. For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories of law enforcement information and national security records from the requirements of the FOIA. See 5 U.S.C. 552(c). This response is limited to those records that are subject to the requirements of the FOIA. This is standard notification that is given to all our requesters and should not be taken as an indication that excluded records do, or do not, exist. You may contact the Office of Government Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is: Office of Government Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, or at [email protected], or 202-741-5770, or toll free at 1-877-684-6448, or facsimile at 202-741-5769. Or you may contact our Public Liaison at 202-233-0756. If you are not satisfied with this response, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy, U.S. Department of Justice, 1425 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 11050, Washington, D.C. 20530, or you may submit an appeal through OIP's FOIA portal by creating an account at: https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home. Your appeal must be postmarked or transmitted electronically within 90 days of the date of my response to your request. If you submit an appeal by mail, both the letter and envelope should be clearly marked, "Freedom of Information Act Appeal." Sincerely, P. Matthews