Determination of Appeal

On March 9, 2015 Church appealed a determination by The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis denying the release of documents pertaining to Pursuit Lead Cables. Church appealed this adverse decision to the Associate General Counsel of Homeland Security.

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Obama Directs “Sunshine”

On his first day in Office President Barack Hussein Obama directed the U.S. Attorney General to issue new guidelines for heads of Executive Departments and Agencies governing 5 U.S.C. 552, The Freedom of Information Act. Obama reaffirmed a commitment to public accountability and transparency before ruling The United States. And Americans believed this President’s rhetorical serenade.

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Pursuit Lead Cables

What is a U.S. Pursuit Lead Cable?

Though published in Homeland Security’s fiscal year 2014 “Budget in Brief” as one of the Department’s FY12 accomplishments (and FY2015BIB/FY13), it is impossible to find any mention of Pursuit Lead Cable beyond Church Publishing. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), a component of Analysis and Operations granted $302,268,000 by President Barack Hussein Obama for fiscal year 2015, reported it developed this activity referenced as Pursuit Cable and Pursuit Lead Cable in separate documents.

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Freedom of Information

To complete Church Publishing’s October 2014 white paper On Security it gathered facts from over 200 print, electronic, and/or converted sources including The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s FY2014 and FY15 “Budget-in-Briefs.” Both reports listed DHS Pursuit Cables as accomplishments. In fact, dating to FY12 DHS‘s Analysis and Operations Office of Intelligence (I&A) authored information to share with U.S. law-enforcement and a blanket “Intelligence Community.” Yet in promoting accomplishments for FY13, the Department of Homeland Security called these Pursuit Lead Cables. More to the point, search for its definition yielded no existence of their process and Church filed a Freedom of Information Act request.

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September 30, 2014

For academics awaiting the expected publication of white paper “On Security,” rest-assured this booklet should be uploaded to the web within a few hours. It may be up before the stroke of midnight U.S. pacific time on 9/30/2014. UPDATE: Published.