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Foreign Intelligence and Counterintelligence Records System

Originator:

U.S. Department of Justice
National Security Division, Office of Intelligence
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room 6150
Washington, D.C. 20530
Hours of Service: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Telephone: (202) 514-5600

Abstract: The Foreign Intelligence and Counterintelligence Records System of the National Security Division (NSD), Office of Intelligence (OI) is the information system for applications for orders for electronic surveillance or physical searches under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). It is a manual and electronic classified system consisting of files indexed by docket number. The Foreign Intelligence and Counterintelligence Records System is supported by an automated case tracking and management system.

Purpose: This system was created and is maintained to enable attorneys to prepare certifications and applications for orders under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and to maintain an accurate record of applications actually filed with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Access constraints: Access to this system is restricted to OI personnel with "TOP SECRET/SCI" clearance and a need to know.

Use constraints: The Foreign Intelligence and Counterintelligence Records System is restricted to those uses necessary to perform tasks required to implement the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, as amended.

Sources of data: OI does not conduct investigations. This system contains information received from the Intelligence Community, the FBI, other executive branch departments and agencies conducting foreign counterintelligence and terrorism investigations.

Responsible office for distributing information (if different from originator): Same as originator.

Order process: A request for access to a record from the system should be made in writing with the envelope and the letter clearly marked "Privacy Act Request" or "Freedom of Information Act Request." If you are requesting information pertaining to yourself, the request must include your full name, complete address, date of birth, notarized signature, and other identifying data you may wish to furnish to assist in making a proper search of our records. The requester must also provide a return address for transmitting the information. Requests for other information must describe the records to which you seek access. Requests should be addressed to:

Department of Justice
FOIA Coordinator
National Security Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room 6150
Washington, D.C. 20530

Office of contact for further information (if different from originator): Same as originator

Date of last modification: 03/09.

General Information National Security Division
 
Leadership
John P. Carlin
Assistant Attorney General for National Security
Contact
National Security Division
Combating Cyber Threats to National Security
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