CIA Web Traffic Reports

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of your standard web statistics report or web
traffic report for the web site By web statistics report or web traffic report I mean any report your agency uses to determine how much your web site is used. Typically such reports include statistics such as number of "hits", number of visitors, average time of visit, most popular page, etc. These reports are typically run daily, weekly, or monthly; I am asking for the last 24 months
worth of reports.

In the event that your agency does not maintain or generate such reports then I am requesting an electronic copy of your web server log files for
the last 24 months. These will be files automatically
generated by your web server software that contain the raw data used to generate the reports described above. If your web server software is the "apache" web server these logs are referred to as the "access log" and the "error log", although the file names of the log files may vary.

If your web server software is Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS) there are several options for log files and their formats, including W3C extended log file format, W3C centralized logging, NCSA
common log file format, IIS log file format, ODBC logging, centralized binary logging, and the HTTP.sys error log file; all are within the scope of this request. If your agency uses some other web sever software then I request whatever access and error log files the web server generates, and I also request that you identify the the web server software and its version number.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Michael Morisy

From: Central Intelligence Agency

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.