U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Information and Privacy
Washington, D.C. 20530

May 4, 2005

Mr. Steven Aftergood

Dear Mr. Aftergood:

On April 4, 2005, in the above-entitled civil action, the Court issued an Order specifying that "defendant shall disclose the CIA budget figure for 1963 by May 6, 2005." Order of Apr. 4, 2005, at 1. As you know, "the CIA budget figure for 1963" was $550 million, information that already was in your possession. This information also was officially confirmed in the record of this case. Thus, as the Court stated in its earlier opinion, this "simply means that the CIA must disclose to the plaintiff what he already knows." Aftergood v. CIA, No. 01-2524, 2005 WL 299983, at *5 (D.D.C. Feb. 9, 2005).

In accordance with the Court's Order, I can reiterate this $550 million figure to you, and I can of course also attach a copy of the Cost Reduction Program report, which you yourself submitted to my client and which contains this figure.

This ought to conclude this litigation.


Counsel for Defendant