Monday, April 21, 2014

FOI Request

CREST database (CIA)

Requested by jasonsmathers on July 1, 2011 for the Central Intelligence Agency of United States of America and rejected on Aug. 19, 2011

Status: Rejected

From Jason Smathers on July 1, 2011:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The entire CREST database in electronic format. Do not send paper, I am requesting the computer database or electronic records which make up the records considered to be the CREST system. Please send this by email, CD, or USB/thumb/jump drive. I can provide blank media such as a USB thumb drive if required.

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.


Jason Smathers

From Jason Smathers to Central Intelligence Agency <> on Aug. 7, 2011:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 1, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From Central Intelligence Agency on Aug. 19, 2011:

Rejection Letter
Rejection Letter
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A letter rejecting the request under Exemption (b)(1).
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