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By the early ’90s, the multi-agency program investigating psychic phenomenon known as STARGATE was nearing its end. After decades of dubious “remote viewing” experiments, the CIA been tasked by Congress with consolidating and evaluating the program’s efficacy - and little did anyone know, but that evaluation was about to be heavily influenced by one subject’s lunch.
As part of ongoing project to document every state’s public records law, MuckRock looked at the policies governing how long an agency has to respond to a records request. While most states have clear deadlines, 10 are worryingly vague. Five don’t have any timeline at all.
Back in 2013, MuckRock’s Mara Berg requested office apparel guidelines from several federal agencies, including the CIA. One by one, these agencies responded, and we even wrote about their respective acceptance of short pants, but true to form, the CIA kept delaying, and delaying, and delaying - until just last month, when the Agency finally released their long-awaited dress code, revealed that … they didn’t have a dress code.
During the Vietnam War, FBI used the press as a cover to “avoid embarrassment” while surveilling protests
A memo from Howard Zinn’s FBI file shows how the Bureau relied on third-party contractors and press coverage to avoid scrutiny of its surveillance of Vietnam protestors.
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|Edward "Ted" Scott (FBI)||Awaiting Acknowledgement||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
|Ernest Hemingway (FBI)||Awaiting Acknowledgement||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
|Recoilless rifle avalanche control logs||Fix Required||U.S. Forest Service||United States of America|
|Major General Albert Stubblebine III||Awaiting Acknowledgement||Defense Intelligence Agency||United States of America|
|Technocracy Inc. (FBI)||Completed||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|