Freedom of Information Act requests to NSA more than doubled in the wake of New York Times reporting that the agency was conducting warrantless wiretapping of Americans, from around 800 in a typical year to more than 1,600 in the first half of 2006. In general, FOIA requests come from academics, scientists, new organizations, and members of the general public. The FOIA office, which has a backlog, conducts a "thorough line-by-line classification review of all documents and works closely with subject matter experts to determine whether the information should be released."
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