Deep Dives 10
In this instalment, we’ll make our second decent into the CIA Library.
Be sure to check out the original CIA related #deepdives challenge.
Since 1967, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has provided the public the right to request access to records from any federal agency. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. Federal agencies are required to disclose any information requested under the FOIA unless it falls under one of nine exemptions which protect interests such as personal privacy, national security, and law enforcement.
The FOIA also requires agencies to proactively post online certain categories of information, including frequently requested records. As Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court have all recognized, the FOIA is a vital part of our democracy.
The CIA Library FOIA Online Collection
available via the online reading room.
From UFO related documents to presidential briefings to remote viewing and the Stargate Project, the archive contains a trove of information once considered classified and not available for public consumption.
• Office of Strategic Services – 52,047 files
• Nazi War Crimes – 27,127 files
• Stargate- 12,106 files
• MKUltra – 1,778 files
• Director Richard Helms - 806 files
• Phoenix Assassination Program - 73 files
Always Err on the Side of Caution
Look into additional ways of protecting your privacy and security.
Original Post -
Some Advice from DD contributor @shepz1 -
The CIA Library Challenge
- Search the CIA Library archive at cia.gov
- Find an overlooked, underrated, underreported or obscure CIA / Government / Law Enforcement document on a topic that interests you.
- Build a post around your findings
- Provide additional sources to make your case and strengthen your position
- Explain the significance of the document and why it’s an important piece of news that should be communicated to the public.
- Help spread the word, Resteem this Post
- Limited to 1 contest entry per account
- Submissions must be made in a separate post (not in the comments)
- This challenge is open for 2 weeks
- Submissions should be posted before the deadline (12:00AM UTC - December 18th 2018)
- Use the lead tag “deepdives”
- Your entry must include references to a document/documents found in the CIA archive.
- Provide a link to the specific document or page
- Make an attempt to keep your post concise and to the point
- You may leave a link to your entry in the comments below
- Please, do not plagiarize the work of others
Note: Longer entries with multiple links and references does not equate to higher quality. Clear and concise work with a handful of supporting sources are preferable.
The Winning Post Should
- Meet the rules criteria
- Winners will be announced 72hrs after submission deadline
- Well researched
- Fully sourced
- Clearly presented
- Original Content (not widely reported on in the media)
- Significance should be clearly articulated
- 3 Outstanding contributions will be acknowledged
• Liquid SBD/STEEM earned by the original contest post will make up the total rewards
o Example: 100 SBD – 1st place = 50% // 2nd = 30% // 3rd = 20%
• Bonus @v4vapid & @ausbitbank upvotes and resteems for exceptional and/or original contributions
• SP earned from challenge announcements and the winner’s announcements will go to the community account @deepdives.
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- Promote original content
- Promote investigative journalism
- Promote focused and quality research
- Encourage community engagement
- Encourage collaboration and teamwork
- Recognize and reward high quality original content
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