Interagency Working Group (IWG)

Appendix F:
Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act - September 1999
STATUS REPORT

The information in this table reflects the extensive effort undertaken by the IWG and the concerned Federal agencies to identify initially records that are potentially responsive to the Act. As a result of their survey, the agencies identified a universe of more than 600 million pages, consisting of bodies of records that might contain documents responsive to the Act.

It should be emphasized that this initial page count represents only materials that must be searched further in order to identify records that must be reviewed for declassification. These figures do not represent the number of pages that actually have been found responsive to the Act. It is expected that responsive documents will amount to a very small portion of the universe of records being searched.

Refer to the notes following the table for specific explanations on its contents.

AGENCY  Preliminary Survey
March 31, 1999
 
Data Collection and Implementation Plan
June 30 and July 30, 1999, Reports
 
  Number of
Pages
 
File
Units
 
Number of
Pages
 
File
units
 
FTE’s/
$
 
Complete in 3 years 
CIA1  1,500,000 12 4,800,000 12 75 FTE
$6,600,000
Yes
DOD            
Army2  61,000 Dossiers
11,400 reels
2   2 134 FTE Yes
Navy 287,000 4       Yes
Air Force 960,000 1 6,700 1   Yes
JCS 731,250 4 309,333 4 .25 FTE
$17,797
Yes
NSA 30,000,000 3   3 245 FTE
$14,000,000
Yes
DIA   3   3   Yes
Other   3   3   Yes
DOE3  15,000 2 0 0 0/0 NA
DOJ            
Civil 107,000 2 207,500 2 .25 FTE
$16,200
Yes
Criminal 4,870,000 1 1,641,300 2 1.0 FTE
$120,000
Yes
IN & S 4,281,000 4 4,281,000 4 23.22 FTE
$243,462
Yes
DOS 1,100,000 13 187,797 13 10.39 FTE
$555,780
Yes
FBI4  150,000,000 2 5,392,500 10 70 FTE
$4,000,000
Yes
FED 2,000,000 10 2,000,000 10 .30 FTE
$12,600
Yes
NARA            
NW 88,556,184 38 56,314,491 40 16 FTE
$1,300,000
Yes
NL 100,000 6 39 1 (Included above) Yes
NASA3  1,800,000 1 0 0 0/0 N/A
NSC 7 1 7 1 .01 FTE
$200
Yes
Treasury 1,400,000 33 430 17 .35 FTE
$24,230
Yes
USIA3  8,000 1 0 0 0/0 N/A

 1 The CIA could not complete a comprehensive page count for all of its possibility relevant bodies of records reported on March 31. Given CIA’s subsequent response of July 30, it is clear that when the agency’s relevancy surveys and reviews are completed--including its electronic records searches--the agency will have reviewed the equivalent of more than 400,000,000 pages that might potentially contain Nazi War Crimes related documentation.

 2 The Army page count is undetermined given the nature of the files that are to be searched. The microfilm can be estimated to contain in the vicinity of 11,400,000 images (pages); page counts for the dossiers are much more difficult to determine since they may ranged from a small number, 10 or 12, to as many as 1,000 or more.

 3 These agencies have determined subsequent to the Preliminary Survey Report (March 31) that they hold no records relevant to the act in agency space or in the Federal Records Centers (FRC). Records retired by these agencies that are part of the National Archives of the United States which may be relevant to the act are included in the page count provided by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

 4 The FBI with the assistance of the IWG staff refined and focused its identification of relevant bodies of records between March and July. The July 30 FBI page count reflects the number of pages to be reviewed out of an estimated total page count for multiple classes of files in its automated Central Records System amounting to 5.9 billion pages.

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