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FIA-12-0030 - In the Matter of Ryan Noah Shapiro

The Appellant requested from the DOE any “records that were prepared, received, transmitted, collected and/or maintained by the [DOE], the National Joint Terrorism Task Force, or any Joint Terrorism Task Force relating or referring to the ‘analysis of the animal rights movement in the U.S.’” referenced in a May 11, 1989, letter from the director of the DOE’s Office of Threat Assessment to a British law enforcement official. Letter from Ryan Noah Shapiro to DOE FOIA Requester Service Center (March 2, 2012) (quoting Letter from Robert A. O’Brien, Jr., Director, Office of Threat Assessment, Defense Programs, to Detective Superintendent Malcolm MacLeod, Scotland Yard (May 11, 1989)).1 The request was referred to IN, which issued a determination stating that it had located no documents responsive to the request. Letter from Steven K. Black, Principal Deputy Director, IN, to Ryan Shapiro (April 5, 2002). In his Appeal of the determination, Mr. Shapiro contends that “the DOE conducted an inadequate search for records responsive to my request.”