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FOIA News: The CIA's Long Fight to Limit FOIA

FOIA News (2017)Ryan MulveyComment

CIA included FOIA in its war on leaks

Emma Best, MuckRock, Sept. 12, 2017

A set of CIA documents originally marked CONFIDENTIAL and labeled “Initiatives to Deal with Leaks” outlines the recommendations of the CIA Director’s Security Committee (SECOM) for responding to the Intelligence Community’s (IC) ongoing leak problems. These recommendations included several notes about limiting the IC’s exposure to FOIA, arguing that FOIA’s “climate of transparency” encouraged leaks.

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