Accession Number : ADA116232

Title :   Impact of the Freedom of Information Act on the National Intelligence Agencies.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Ladenburg,Art

PDF Url : ADA116232

Report Date : 16 Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : This report evaluates the freedom of Information Act's impact on the ability of national intelligence agencies to protect sensitive intelligence information, sources & methods. This report contrasts this problem with those who argue that the FOIA protects basic American freedoms to insure that abuses of power do not occur. This paper does a good job of setting forth the arguments on both sides. Of particular interest is the evaluation of FOIA's impact on broad matters of national security. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Legislation, *Intelligence, *Information transfer, *National security, Data management, Protection, United States Government, Federal law, Classified materials, Security, Policies, Communications intelligence

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE