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CIA's release of ORIS database could change the way FOIA requests are made to the Agency

CIA’s release of ORIS database could change the way FOIA requests are made to the Agency

In 1985, citing concerns regarding “difficulty determining what has been publicly disclosed,” the CIA had a truly great idea that would serve both the Agency and the public’s interest in government transparency - a “proposal to establish a focal point to record CIA information released to the public.” The resulting Officially Released Information System, or ORIS, would take years to finally implement, and thanks to a recent FOIA, it might finally become the transparency tool it has the potential to be.

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NSA rejections hint at lingering secrets surrounding Cold War codebreakers

NSA rejections hint at lingering secrets surrounding Cold War codebreakers

VENONA, a Signals Intelligence and decryption program run by the NSA intercepted and ultimately decrypted thousands of Soviet messages - messages, which as Emma Best found out, remain classified TOP SECRET even decades later.

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Paul Galante sent this request to the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America