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Could you please post your FOIA and the address you mailed it to? I am 
interested in filing a FOIA on NSA. Thanks.

On 12/18/2014 5:22 pm, Ryan Carboni wrote:
> Common Americans are no longer considered worth protecting as part of
> national security.
> -----------
> 
> 
>  Mr. Carboni,
> Thank you for providing the information below.  We have conducted an
> initial search within the organization that is most likely to hold 
> records.
> That organization advised that the request, as worded, is overly broad.
> Querying any of our organizations would likely result in the same
> response.  The phrase â??malware transmitted through USB firmwareâ?? is 
> overly
> broad, such that any of our internal organizations would not be able to
> determine which files to search or be able to conduct a search with a
> reasonable amount of effort. Terms such as â??malwareâ?? or â??firmwareâ?? may 
> turn
> up in any number of NSA records and most likely would not be related to
> securing home networks. Furthermore, added search without a 
> clarification
> of context and specific records sought, would incur significant fees 
> which
> would be passed on to you as an â??all otherâ?? requester.
> 
>   A large facet of the NSA/CSS mission is to protect National Security
> (i.e. government, DoD, Industry partners) information systems.  In 
> doing
> so, this Agency provides guidance on Information Assurance security
> solutions to our Industry and Government customers regarding risk,
> vulnerabilities, mitigations, and threats.  While it is not part of our
> mission to provide guidance on securing home networks, we may 
> occasionally
> post information on our website as you may recall from our letter. Our
> Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) has provided some information 
> to
> the public that may be of interest to you.  Here are some additional 
> links
> that you may peruse:
> 
> https://www.nsa.gov/ia/mitigation_guidance/index.shtml
> 
> https://www.nsa.gov/public_info/press_room/2014/nsa_seal_scam_alert.shtml
> (this is a recent article the does provides a link regarding malware)
> https://www.nsa.gov/ia/index.shtml  The last paragraph provides a video
> link under â??IAD's Latest Security Guide Helps Customers Protect Home
> Networks,â?? and there is also a fact sheet titled â??Best Practices for
> Keeping Your Home Network Secure.â?? Since the information you appear to 
> be
> requesting (protecting home networks) does not fall under the purview 
> of
> NSA/CSS missions, continued search of our files would not be 
> productive.
> Your request will be administratively closed as an improper FOIA.  If,
> after reviewing the information on our website, you wish to submit a 
> FOIA
> request on similar topic(s), please provide enough detail to allow for 
> an
> accurate and focused search.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Cindy B
> NSA/CSS FOIA Requester Service Center
> 
> (301)688-6527