NSA Surveillance Program: PROMIS

NSA Surveillance Program: PROMIS

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NSA Surveillance Program: PROMIS
Background PROMIS is believed by some to be the forefunner to the now infamous “Prism” program by the National Security Agency (NSA).  The “Prism” program was brought to light by leaker Edward Snowden, yet it is now coming to light, that a program has existed long before this new revelation.  It was known as PROMIS. […]
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U.S. Mint West Point Facility, Inventory Reports

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U.S. Mint West Point Facility, Inventory Reports
Background Located near the U.S. Military Academy in New York, the United States Mint at West Point stores silver, gold, and platinum bullion, as well as mints: American Eagle proof and uncirculated coins in gold, silver, and platinum American Buffalo gold bullion coins Commemorative Coins as authorized by Congress In May of 2018, I requested […]
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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) House Style Guidelines, October 2003

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) House Style Guidelines, October 2003
Background From the document: “The design elements, or visual language, that make up our house style attempt to convey — through imagery, color and appearance — the qualities that we want the Department of Homeland Security to be known for: being innovative and proactive in our mission and being accessible and direct with our public. We […]
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China: The Galaxy-II Computer and Nuclear-Related Research, August 3, 1994

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China: The Galaxy-II Computer and Nuclear-Related Research, August 3, 1994
Background This document was first released in 2003, though heavily redacted. In February of 2018, I requested a Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) of the record, in hopes it would be further declassified. It was not, in fact, the redactions were nearly identical, with the exception that one of the document’s footers had less redacted, but […]
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The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Meeting Minutes

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The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Meeting Minutes
Background The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) is an independent entity established within the executive branch to address integrity, economy and effectiveness issues that transcend individual Government agencies and aid in the establishment of a professional, well-trained and highly skilled workforce in the Offices of Inspectors General. Document Archive  The […]
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Oral History Interview Transcript, General John W. Vogt, Jr., Conducted 8-9 August 1978

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Oral History Interview Transcript, General John W. Vogt, Jr., Conducted 8-9 August 1978
Background General John William Vogt Jr. (March 18, 1920 – April 16, 2010) was a flying ace of the United States Army Air Forces in World War II who later achieved general rank in the United States Air Force during the Cold War period. He was commander Allied Air Forces Central Europe and commander in […]
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Operation Alert “Civil Defense Drill” – Federal Civil Defense Agency

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Operation Alert “Civil Defense Drill” – Federal Civil Defense Agency
Background Special thanks to PBS for offering this descriptive note on Operation Alert. I use it here, with full credit to them, in order to properly explain the project. This is from their American Experience program, and offers a detailed account: In 1954, the United States Federal Civil Defense Agency instituted an exercise called Operation […]
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Integrity Committee – Annual Reports – 2006 – April 2016

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Integrity Committee – Annual Reports – 2006 – April 2016
Document Archive  Integrity Committee – Annual Reports – 2006 – April 2016 [44 Pages, 1.2MB] Unable to display PDFClick here to download   (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The post Integrity Committee – Annual Reports – 2006 – April 2016 appeared first on The Black Vault.
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FBI Files: World Leaders & International Politicians

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FBI Files: World Leaders & International Politicians
Here are FBI Files of world leaders and politicians from around the globe. Declassified World Leaders FBI Files  Adulyadej, Bhumibol – [8 Pages, 1.6MB] – Bhumibol Adulyadej (5 December 1927 – 13 October 2016), conferred with the title King Bhumibol the Great in 1987, was the ninth monarch of Thailand from the Chakri dynasty as Rama IX. […]
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Mother Teresa – Documents Classified Top Secret

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Mother Teresa – Documents Classified Top Secret
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, MC, commonly known as Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), was a Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary who lived most of her life in India. She was born in today’s Macedonia, with her family being of Albanian descent originating in Kosovo. She was a worldwide figure that […]
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Beamed Energy Propulsion / Beamed Laser Energy Propulsion Documents

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Beamed Energy Propulsion / Beamed Laser Energy Propulsion Documents
Background Beam-powered propulsion, also known as directed energy propulsion, is a class of aircraft or spacecraft propulsion that uses energy beamed to the spacecraft from a remote power plant to provide energy. The beam is typically either a microwave or a laser beam and it is either pulsed or continuous. A continuous beam lends itself […]
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