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