Independent Website Publishes Thousands of Declassified and Formerly Restricted Government Documents

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The Government Attic website announces publication of the broadest collection of government documents ever released through the Freedom of Information Act.

Government Attic was established in 2007

Viewing the largest, most diverse group of declassified government documents anywhere has never been easier., a noncommercial independent website, announces the publication of thousands of important government documents obtained through proper channels using public records access laws such as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Government Attic includes fascinating historical documents, oddities and fun stuff about government programs, and government "bloopers". Browsing the site is like rummaging through the Government's Attic -- hence the name.

Among the notable holdings:

  •     Tens of thousands of pages of FBI files on important events and famous people;
  •     Weird items seized by customs inspectors at airports;
  •     A listing of movies, books and TV shows available on the International Space Station;
  •     Air Defense System audio recordings of the events on 9/11;
  •     Lists of investigations performed by dozens of agency Inspectors General;
  •     Internal newsletters from the National Security Agency;
  •     Complaints to the FCC about various television series, including The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, and Law & Order; and
  •     Documents from most federal agencies, including those with responsibilities in law enforcement, intelligence, and national defense.

Journalists will find the documents on Government Attic to be a great resource and a source of story ideas -- a roadmap and index to all sorts of newsworthy material found at federal agencies. This site is an invaluable resource for reporters and editors, researchers, competitive business intelligence professionals and anyone interested in transparency and accountability.

The site owners can be reached at email(at)governmentattic(dot)org.

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