The Freedom of Information Act
Seems Too Much
Declassification is a "human" process that
involves a FOIA officer making assessments about the need to
withhold information. Some FOIA officers are really
professional, while others just seem to withhold.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) establishes the
right of every person on earth to request and receive information from
U.S. government agencies about the operations of the government.
My experience (which spans nearly two decades) is that
declassification can take anywhere from two weeks (my record) to more
than half a decade. By learning how to fraise the request correctly,
sending it to the right place, and making the request as specific as
possible, it is possible to reduce processing time.
For background on how to use the FOIA and addresses
for where to send your requests, visit the FOIA web sites of the
following government agencies:
Department of Justice FOIA
Department of Defense FOIA
Department of State FOIA
In this section you can find the following:
Index of FOIA documents used on this web site.
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Hans M. Kristensen |
www.nukestrat.com | 2004-2005