The CIA Took Four Years to Declassify its Dress Code


America’s Central Intelligence Agency is among the most secretive of the 17 or so U.S. intelligence outfits, but when it isn’t covering up scandal and corruption, the agency’s obsession with opacity can be outright ridiculous.

MuckRock’s Mara Berg in 2013 sent written inquiries to several federal agencies, including the CIA, regarding the agencies’ guidelines for office apparel.


Most of the federal agencies responded to Berg’s requests, but the CIA, staying true to its “admit nothing, deny everything, make counter accusations” M.O., wasn’t talking. The agency delayed and put off answering the inquiry for years.


Finally, after nearly half a decade, the CIA decided it would let the cat out of the bag.


The shocking revelation, kept secret for so long in the bowels of the U.S. intelligence community? The agency has no dress code.


The full document release can be found embedded below, or at MuckRock, a site devoted to covering Freedom of Information Act releases and related news.

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