FBI Unveils ‘The Vault,’ Including Unseen 9/11 Records
Featuring searchable dossiers on characters as wide-ranging as Al Capone, Marilyn Monroe, Notorious B.I.G. and the 9/11 hijackers, the FBI has upgraded its online public records to provide more than 2,000 digitized documents.
Welcome to “The Vault,” a fascinating new electronic reading room.
“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.”
Some of the documents released under Freedom of Information Act requests include a detailed chronology of the hijackers’ movements prior to Sept. 11, 2001, including their ATM withdrawals, cell phone activity and training flights taken in Florida, New Jersey and elsewhere.