A couple of weeks ago, @MuckRock tweeted results from FOIAs submitted two years ago:
As you can see in the MuckRock response docs my name was specifically included. The lack of results reminded me of the FOIPA requests I made around the same time. I dug up the results of the FOIPAs today.
- The Central Intelligence Agency couldn’t find any records.
- The Department of Homeland Security couldn’t find any records.
- The United States Marshals Service couldn’t find any records.
- The United States Army Criminal Investigations Command couldn’t find any records.
- The Federal Bureau of Investigations couldn’t find any records.
- The Defense Security Service couldn’t find any records.
All of them requested I send along my social security number and copies of my current US Passport or state issued photo identification in order to do a more complete search. I decided not to submit further identifying information.
I’m not sure I fully believe these results. On the one hand, I suspect I haven’t done much to be worthy of their special attention. On the other hand, given the written history of the agencies, it’s likely there is a “file” on me somewhere, with something in it, which I’ll never see in my lifetime.