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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:

    Documentation of any standardized briefing provided to CIA 
    employees or applicants prior to their taking polygraph 
    examinations, whether on paper, videotape, or any other 

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 
( 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 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 at:

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

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.


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