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This letter was sent to the Central Intelligence Agency by fax to (703) 613-3007 on 12 March 2002.

                                    Hart Nibbrigkade 22
                                    2597 XV Den Haag


                                    Tuesday, 12 March 2002

Kathryn I. Dyer
Information and Privacy Coordinator
Central Intelligence Agency
Washington, D.C. 20505

Dear Ms. Dyer:

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:

    Any report(s) on the history of the CIA polygraph division, 
    including, but not limited to, any written by former CIA 
    polygrapher John F. Sullivan.

Reference to the existence of such a report(s) is made on the 
website of the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security 
Studies, where Mr. Sullivan is a staff member. The page 
describing Mr. Sullivan 
( notes that he 
"became the de facto historian of the polygraph division and 
wrote about its history."

In order to help you determine my status for the purpose of 
assessing fees, you should know that this request is made for 
public interest purposes and not for commercial use. Any 
documents released pursuant to this request will be made 
publicly available at no cost on the website

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 or activities of the CIA 
and is not in my commercial interest.


George W. Maschke

PS: A copy of this Freedom of Information Act request will be 
placed on-line at Home Page > FOIA