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FBI’s Most Common FOIA Response: We Can’t Find It

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· Story link Perhaps the FBI should start offering rewards to anyone providing information leading to the location of its…

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Perhaps the FBI should start offering rewards to anyone providing information leading to the location of its public records. Cox Newspapers reported that the agency last year told about two-thirds of the people who filed Freedom of Information requests that they had no such records, “that we can find.” The problem: 91 million paper records and an outdated computer system that works, sort of, as an index card file. (9/05/06)