6 February 2013
CIA Now Accepts Email FOIA Requests
From: "Tom" <woodeewood[at]yahoo.com>
Subject: CIA enters 21st Century on FOIA submissions
Apparently starting last Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, the CIA has begun accepting
Freedom of Information Act requests via email.
Accessing the CIA's form for FOIA requests takes a bit of patience. The forms
are located way inside the CIA website
(www.cia.gov), inside the Library, Freedom
of Information Act Electronic Reading Room, and then third entry down (marked
by dots) under the title
"What is electronic reading room?"
There is then a link
to take you to the procedure format: FOIA requests can now be made online
The designer of this wounderous new procedure has also included one of those
marvey captcha things - a puzzle that might drive you a bit nuts since it
is verbal rather than a group of fancified letters you are supposed to view
and type . . .
Good luck - but just think that this might actually save some time.... The
big snafu that remains is that the CIA will only respond to FOIA requests
using snailmail... Maybe they have an obligation to help the postal service
stay in business.