The enclosed Request for Correction (the “Request”) was submitted to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) on April 12, 2007, by Bob McIlvaine, Dr. Steven Jones, Kevin Ryan, Richard Gage, AIA Architect, and Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice (referred to herein collectively as the “Requesters”) under Section 515 of Public Law 106-554, the Data Quality Act, the Office of Management and Budget’s government-wide Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated by Federal Agencies, and NIST’s “Guidelines, Information Quality Standards, and Administrative Mechanism.”
NIST responded to the Request by way of a letter dated September 27, 2007, from Ms. Catherine S. Fletcher (the “Response”), a copy of which is enclosed herewith. While the Requesters appreciate the time and effort NIST personnel put into the Response, some troubling issues remain outstanding. This letter constitutes an appeal of the decisions handed down in the Response, and asks NIST, through its Deputy Director, to reconsider its position on the issues raised in the Request. The particular issues raised in the Request, and addressed in the Response, will be considered in detail below in the order they were addressed in the Request and the Response. However, the Deputy Director is cordially invited to read through the entire original Request (enclosed herewith for your convenience) in detail, because it raises serious issues with the WTC Report that have not been adequately addressed by the NIST personnel in charge of responding to it. The entire original Request is incorporated herein by reference, as if fully set out herein.