A very long list of oral histories about the Vietnam War held by US Army Center of Military History. The list was obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in September 2017.Read More
I requested a list of internet domains registered to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), from September 1, 2010 to September 2016. The documents were released to me in April of 2017 and included domains that were active through March 2017.
Inactive internet domains
A very long list of oral histories about Operation Just Cause (1989-1990) held by US Army Center of Military History. The list was obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in September 2017.Read More
When Jon Stewart was host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central he often did segments about the incompetence at the Department of Veterans Affairs. I submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for all emails held by Deputy Inspector General Linday A. Halliday at the VA that included the search terms "Jon Stewart" and the "Daily Show" from January 2009 to May 2016.
The emails can be found at the Internet Archive.
A very long list of oral histories about Operation Desert Storm (1990-1991) held by US Army Center of Military History. The list was obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in September 2017.Read More
Below is a list of all domain names that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) purchased from September 2015 to September 2016. This list was released as a part of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed in September 2016. Some of the domains appear to be renewals rather than new purchases for the time period.
deamuseum.org - (Active)
deamuseum.net - (Inactive)
drugexhibit.com - (Active)
drugexhibit.net - (Active)
drugscostsandconsequences.com - (Active)
A very long list of oral histories held by US Army Center of Military History about the war in Bosnia (1992-1995). All can be obtained through FOIA requests.Read More
Back in March of 2017, I requested all invoices sent to the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) from Unicor (aka Federal Prison Industries aka FPI) between January 1, 2016 and March 2017. Unicor is the federal prison work program where workers are paid below minimum wage to manufacture goods that are often purchased by government agencies.
The documents show the thousands of dollars in cheap office furniture and supplies that has been purchased by the DEA. The documents also show emails of outstanding balances for orders to Unicor, as well as other billing information.
The agency informed me that they found 164 pages, 110 pages of which were released in full and 54 pages released in part.
BOP Request No.: 2017-04813
DEA FOI/PA Case No. 17-00467-F
The full documents can be found at the Internet Archive.
Yes, people called the alien hotline to report UFOs.Read More
Richard Richards was a conservative political activist and the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) from 1981-1983. Richards was from Utah and met with President Ronald Reagan fairly regularly. The FBI file consists of routine security checks for him to have access to White House staff on a regular basis.
I submitted a FOIA request in 2016 to the State Department Office of Inspector General (OIG) regarding hotline complaints containing the terms "cash payments," "cash payment," bribes," and "bribe," closed from October 5, 2011 to October 5, 2016.
The State Dept OIG's office sent me 8 documents consisting of 17 pages [Archive.org]
I filed a Freedom of Information Act request with OSHA looking for complaints against Apple. OSHA referred my request to various regional agencies. The office in Missouri which covers a large swath of the Midwest sent back two large PDF documents of redacted information that included not only OSHA investigations, but fines that have been paid by Apple for violations circa 2010-2015.
Part one is 66 pages long (Archive.org)
Part two is 91 pages long (Archive.org)
Frank Gannett (1876-1957) was the publisher of many newspapers, and founder of the Gannett Company, which would grow into one of the largest newspaper corporations of the 20th century. I submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for his FBI file and received 19 pages.
I submitted a FOIA request for various investigations conducted by the US Department of Education's Office of Inspector General (OIG). On May 11, 2017 some of those reports were released, totaling 374 pages. You can view them on Archive.org.
The investigations primarily involve for-profit schools and fraud circa 2010 to 2016.
The case numbers are: 09-040849:13-041582; 16-041982; 15- 010694; 08-050466; 13-051151; 11-060866;14-061184;11-091143; 13-091523; 15-091672; 10- 020469; 12-020600; 12-020601; 07-030157; 07-030187; 09-030298; 16-110436; 13-000543; 14- 000642; 15-000683; 15-041820; 15-051656; 15-110426; and 13-000563
FOIA Request: 17-01307-F
This 1976 film, titled Are You Prepared, looks at the various types of pesticide spills that workers encounter and the ways to deal with those spills. I obtained this film, which runs 15:36 minutes, from a FOIA request to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), though it was produced by the Civil Engineering Laboratory, US Naval Construction Battalion Center in Port Hueneme, California.
After submitting a FOIA request with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for lists of videos held in its collection, I started to request specific films. This film, titled Water, was produced in 1976 and tells the story of water as a vital natural resource that will be scarce in the future. The film is 9:59 minutes long, but appears to cut off before it's actually finished.
While submitting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for various projects, I often get documents back that don't become useful to me personally. But I want to make sure that they get out into the world. Which is why I'm going to start posting those documents here.
They're from all kinds of different agencies, from the CIA to the Department of Education. Hopefully they'll be of some use to you.