FBI Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide   [open pdf - 7MB]

Released through a Freedom of Information Act request, "the Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide (DIOG) establishes the FBI's internal rules and procedures to implement the 'Attorney General's Guidelines for Domestic FBI Operations' (AGG-Dom).[...] These rules, which will be audited and enforced through a rigorous compliance mechanism, are designed to ensure that FBI assessments and investigations are subject to responsible review and approval and do not target anyone or any group on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, or the exercise of any other right guaranteed by the Constitution. The DIOG and the AGG-Dom were promulgated in late 2008 to ensure that the FBI is equipped with all lawful and appropriate tools so that it can transform itself into an intelligence-driven organization that assesses and investigates criminal and national security threats to our nation and its people. Both documents have been released to the public as part of an ongoing effort to assure the American people that FBI employees will carry out their mission according to an established set of rules and with full respect for the constitutional and statutory rights of the people.The DIOG is a living operational guide and its release to the public is intended to provide as much transparency as possible. It will be reviewed and changed periodically, as law and policy change and as circumstances dictate. Because it does govern FBI operations and investigations, not all of its contents can be released as they provide too much of a road map to those who pose a threat to the nation. The FBI will, from time to time, reassess whether additional information can safely be released."

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United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, Freedom of Information Act: http://foia.fbi.gov/
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Listed on November 18, 2009 [Critical Releases]