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 Netherlands firstname.lastname@example.org 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: Documentation of any standardized briefing provided to CIA employees or applicants prior to their taking polygraph examinations, whether on paper, videotape, or any other media. Reference to the existence of such a briefing 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 (http://www.cicentre.com/STAFF_Sullivan.htm) notes that he "authored and implemented a briefing given to staff employees prior to taking their reinvestigation polygraph and received an Exceptional Performance Award for this effort." Release of documents of the kind requested is not without precedent. For example, in April 2001, the Department of Energy's Office of Counterintelligence released to AntiPolygraph.org under the Freedom of Information Act a videotape that DOE shows to individuals prior to their DOE polygraph examinations. A transcript of this videotape is available on AntiPolygraph.org at: http://antipolygraph.org/documents/doe-polygraph-video.shtml 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 AntiPolygraph.org. 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. Sincerely, George W. Maschke AntiPolygraph.org