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    The Black Vault effort to obtain Historical FBI Employee Newsletters


    Can you help? This is an important piece of history, and we need to come together to preserve it!

    The Black Vault plans to get and post electronic copies of The Investigator, the FBI internal, employees only publication of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    The Investigator was published internally at the FBI from May 1932 for several decades. Its release will provide valuable historical insights into the history of the Bureau, the Department of Justice, and the 20th Century.

    The FBI says there are approximately 50,890 pages of records, and would put them on 102 CD-ROM disks for a charge of 1525 dollars.

    While the electronic file would easily fit on fewer disks, the FBI policy has been to put a maximum of 500 pages on a disk, claiming that this promotes sound administrative processing practices, despite the extra costs to requesters.

    There is a GoFundMe site at the link below to undertake this worthwhile goal, and I hope you can help me reach it!

    https://www.gofundme.com/DeclassifyFBIInvestigator

    Copies of already released issues were posted by Greenewald here:

    http://www.theblackvault.com/documen...-investigator/

    Sincerely,

    John Greenewald, Jr.
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    The Black Vault
    July 2017 newsletter



    The following archives have been recently updated on The Black Vault


    CIA Tweet: Remember reports of unusual activity in the skies in the '50s? That was us. #U2Week #UFODAY
    The mind-blowing CIA UFO research that went into one of their most popular tweets of all time!

    Background On July 2, 2014, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) posted a tweet relating to UFOs, which was, needless to say, fairly controversial. It read: Remember reports of unusual activity in the skies in the '50s? That was us. #U2Week #UFODAY http://t.co/SOiapRR0MX pic.twitter.com/dOQjQ6ePxr — CIA (@CIA) July 2, 2014 I thought it would be interesting to see what exactly went …

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    FBI FOIA "VAULT" Request Procedures, Released 2017

    Background Many years after The Black Vault came into existence, and became known worldwide as an archive to download hundreds of thousands of government documents (including FBI Files), the FBI itself launched a section on their site that housed some FBI Files called, "The Vault." Strange coincidence. On this site, you can download some of the FBI's most frequently requested …

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    FBI Files: Bank Robbers

    Background Although this section is relatively new, I will be adding documents regarding notorious bank robbers. Stay tuned for many more files to come! Nussbaum, Albert - - Albert Frederick Nussbaum (April 9, 1934 – January 7, 1996) was a notorious 1960s-era bank robber and FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive. Nussbaum was born in Buffalo, New York. In the late 1950s, …

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    Independent Oversight Report on the Status of the Department of Energy’s Information Security Program for National Security Systems, September 2006

    Background Section 3545 of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) requires that each Federal agency conduct an annual independent evaluation of their information security program and provide a report to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Consistent with the FISMA statute, the Secretary of Energy, through promulgation of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Order 205.1,Department of Energy Cyber …

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    Hypnosis and the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)

    Background Hypnosis is a state of human consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness and an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestion. In some cases, hypnosis has been used by law enforcement to help witnesses recall previous events, memories etc. I thought it would be interesting to see if hypnosis was utilized by the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), …

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    Threats Against Electoral College Members, 2016 Election Season

    Background The Electoral College is a process, not a place. The founding fathers established it in the Constitution as a compromise between election of the President by a vote in Congress and election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens. The Electoral College process consists of the selection of the electors, the meeting of the electors where …

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    Air to Air Supersonic Pilotless Aircraft, Army Air Forces Project MX-800, Progress Report No. 4, March 13, 1947

    Background Project MX-800 is a nine month study and research program calling for "investigations in connection with the development of a supersonic air-to-air pilotless aircraft for use as a guided missile for the destruction of high performance hostile aircraft." The study and research are to provide recommendations for the continued development work required for the completion of suitable designs for …

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    The CIA's Kryptos Statue

    Background According to Wikipedia: "Kryptos is an encrypted sculpture by American artist Jim Sanborn located on the grounds of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Langley, Virginia. Since its dedication on November 3, 1990, there has been much speculation about the meaning of the encrypted messages it bears. Of the four messages, three have been solved, with the fourth remaining …

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    There is quite a bit of news about UFOs today! I felt this is a perfect day, to invite you, that if you have seen a UFO -- to REPORT IT.

    The Black Vault has launched the "TBV Investigations" Project -- and already I have some amazing people involved and ready to take your report seriously, and approach it in a scientific manner.

    However, in order to really fine tune our investigative skills -- as we are just rolling out with a large set of tools and learning how we are all going to work together -- we need your help.

    Have you seen a UFO? Even if you've reported it to another organization or wherever, you may not have the answers you're looking for, or you may have never even heard back from them.

    Although we can't promise you a positive identification on your case, we do promise a serious look, a friendly response and implementation into the public case file database after some investigative scrutiny.

    It doesn't take long -- and hope you will help us out by submitting your experience.
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    From The Desks of Project Blue Book

    What if one of the military officers working with Project Blue Book rescued thousands of photographs, books, texts, documents, letters, memos etc. from the garbage, when the secret "UFO Study" was terminated in late 1969? What if he took them home, and stored them in his garage until someone came along that saw their value?

    Well, that is exactly what happened when UFO Research Rob Mercer discovered that Lt. Carmon Marano preserved this amazing UFO history, and was gracious enough to share it.

    Mr. Mercer has worked tirelessly to obtain, catalog and digitize this collection, and now, has agreed to allow The Black Vault to host it for the world to see.

    The Black Vault is proud to now host these files in a section called, "From the Desks of Project Blue Book” — all with a special thanks of Investigator Rob Mercer for allowing this.

    Many of these files are not available anywhere else, and are here due to the research efforts and archival efforts of Mr. Mercer. None of this can be reproduced without the express permission, as Mr. Mercer personally scanned this material for archival purposes, but it is 100% available to you all, for free.
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    A new radio program, episode #1 features an interview of Mr. Stanton Friedman by John Greenwald.

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