* does the NAS/FBI contract support the sequestering of FBI-submitted documents until the end of the NAS study?
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does the NAS/FBI contract
support the sequestering of FBI-submitted documents
until the end of the NAS study?
LMW COMMENTS …
The NAS/FBI contract refers to possible exemptions from FOIA disclosure requirements and states that the FBI “will mark any information provided to the Contractor (NAS) as exempt from FOIA and list one of the exemptions.”
The NAS/FBI contract also provides that “if a request for information … is requested under FOIA” the Government (???) “shall have the right to disclose any information” … “to the extent provided under the FOIA, notwithstanding any restrictive legends that may have been placed upon it in accordance with the FBI Central Record System.”
The term “Government” is not defined in the contract. The NAS is referred to as “Contractor” and the FBI is referred to as “FBI.”
The above cites are the only references to FOIA which I found in the NAS/FBI contract.
There is no reference in the NAS/FBI contract to withholding information until the end of the NAS study.
There is no reference in the NAS/FBI contract to withholding information without specific listing of a FOIA exemption.