This letter was sent to the Department of Energy by fax to (202) 586-0575 on 8 April 2001. The Department of Energy Office of Counterintelligence released the requested video on 2 May 2001 Click here to read a transcript.
Hart Nibbrigkade 22 2597 XV Den Haag Netherlands firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday, 8 April 2001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ATTN: MR. ABEL LOPEZ DIRECTOR, FOIA/PA DIVISION, MA-73 1000 INDEPENDENCE AVENUE SW WASHINGTON DC 20585 Dear Mr. Lopez: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). I request that a copy of the following Department of Energy (DOE) videotape be provided to me: "Counterintelligence Polygraph Test." DOE polygraph program chief David M. Renzelman described this videotape at the first public meeting of the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Study to Review the Scientific Evidence on the Polygraph on 26 January 2001: "We made a videotape. This videotape is...is untitled other than 'Counterintelligence Polygraph Test.' I hired what I consider to be one of the, one of the better polygraph examiners from the FBI, and I gave him the title 'Inspector General.' He's retired FBI, his name is Jack Trimarco, you can meet him, you can chat with him. His only job is to come in whenever he wants to and inspect whatever it is we do. He narrated part of this along with the anchorwoman for channel 7 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This is a professionally prepared videotape. Took me about a year to get it to the point it is now, and I just sold -- showed it to [name unclear] and she approved it and we're going to send it back and put a trailer on it. I'll give you a copy of that. But it tells people what to expect, what will happen, what won't happen, when you come to take the polygraph test. We believe this will allay many fears and misconceptions of people who read the Internet -- and that's all -- before they come in to take the polygraph test." In order to help you determine my status for the purpose of assessing fees, you should know that this request is made for public awareness purposes and not for commercial use. AntiPolygraph.org is a grassroots organization of freely associating individuals and is not a profit-seeking enterprise. I am willing to pay fees for this request up to a maximum of $25. If you estimate that the fees will exceed this limit, please inform me first. I request, however, a waiver of fees for this request because disclosure of the requested information to me is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations and activities of the Department of Energy and is not in my commercial interest. Sincerely, George W. Maschke AntiPolygraph.org PS: A copy of this Freedom of Information Act request will be placed on-line at http://antipolygraph.org/foia/foia-005.shtml