Relationship of King-Hurley Research Group and CIA

Justin Lange filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
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From: Justin Lange

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents that detail the nature of the CIA's relationship in 1962 and 1963 to the Kings-Hurley Research Group, particularly those involving the study of face recognition by Dr. W.W. Bledsoe, such as the report submitted to the Kings-Hurley Research Group on January 30th 1963 entitled "A PROPOSAL FOR A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF A SIMPLIFIED FACE RECOGNITION MACHINE".

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.


Justin Lange


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 1, 2014. 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

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.