This letter was sent to the Department of Defense Polygraph Institute by fax to (803) 751-9125 on 19 November 2000:
Hart Nibbrigkade 22 2597 XV Den Haag Netherlands firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday, 19 November 2000 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE POLYGRAPH INSTITUTE POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION DIVISION ATTN: MS. KAREN L. COOK 7540 PICKENS AVE FT JACKSON SC 29207 Dear Ms. Cook: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). I request that a copy of the following documents be provided to me: All documention describing the protocol followed in DoDPI's Test for Espionage and Sabotage (TES) study which was scheduled to begin 14 August 2000. In a letter to me dated 25 July 2000, Defense Security Service (DSS) Director Charles J. Cunningham described this study as a follow-up to Dr. Sheila D. Reed's 3rd TES study: On August 14, 2000, DoDPI will begin a follow-up study which will consist of at least two pilots. Completion date is expected in late 2001. I am aware, as General Cunningham noted, that completion of this study is not expected until late 2001. Please note that I am not requesting any raw data collected during this study, nor any analysis of that data, but merely any protocol report or other documentation describing the procedure that was/is to be followed. An example of such a protocol report is report no. DoDPI97-P-0009 dated 29 July 1997, which describes a project that was to begin on 14 August 1997 and end on 28 August 1997. DSS released this document to me under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA #093- 20(2)), and I request that any such protocol report or similar documentation for the TES study that was to begin 14 August 2000 be similarly be released.
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