FBI Opens “Vault” to the Public

It seems that the FBI has finally decided stop denying the public access to secrets it has discovered throughout its existence; or at the very least, secret documents on events which happened quite a while ago. What we’re talking about here is the FBI’s vault project, which is a searchable database the bureau launched containing documents on figures and events such as Al Capone, Notorious B.I.G., the 9/11 hijacking, and even the mythical Roswell events.

The main purpose of the vault project is to help improve the FBI’s reputation by creating a more trustworthy and transparent image; reason being is that people typically believe that the FBI has plenty of secrets that they keep out of the public’s reach and are also notorious for coverups:

“The new website significantly increases the number of available FBI files, enhances the speed at which the files can be accessed, and contains a robust search capability,” David Hardy, chief of the FBI’s Records Management Division, said in a statement. “It reflects a strong commitment to build public trust and confidence through greater public access to FBI records.”

The vault offers many interesting documents for people to browse, but the highly sensitive documents, or ones which are still being used in ongoing investigations are obviously still kept secret. However, the vault is very much worth looking through, and we recommend our readers visit the site explore their cache of interesting topics.

Click here to access FBI’s Vault.

(Via Fox News) /  (Image bsabarnowl, licensed under Creative Commons)

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