Intellipedia pages on The Vatican (NSA)

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Jason Smathers 11/05/2013

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The page or pages for the entry on The Vatican from the three Wikis that make up the Intellipedia.

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

Cindy Blacker NSA/CSS FOIA Officer. POC 11/06/2013

Mr. Musgrave,

I do have a request for Intellipedia entries on “the Vatican” under Jason Smathers’ name.

Could you or Mr. Smathers elaborate on this please? Are you referring to the Vatican building, City, or Holy See?


Cindy Blacker

Jason Smathers 11/06/2013

Holy See

National Security Agency 12/09/2013

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

National Security Agency 01/03/2014

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

National Security Agency 01/03/2014

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