posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 11:33 AM
OK, well there is something seriously wrong here. NIST is withholding the model data due to PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERNS>.....
it looks like Lawyers for 911 truth are going to have their hands full..
Retyped for your consideration: forgive the typo's if any...
This letter is the final response to your November 13, 2008 Freedom of information ACT (FIOA) #09-11 request to the National Institute of Standards
and Technology (NIST) in which you requested "a complete 'Certified legitimate copy of the Computer Models used by NIST to come to the conclusions
it reached in the investigation of events of Septmber 11, 2001." On November 18, 2008 you clarified your request to include "only the model in
question that was released on NIST's website in reference to World Trade Center (WTC) 7 demise."
Enclosed you will find a disc that contains 19,114 files (approximately 20% of all responsive to your request for the Computer Models used by NIST.
The files on the disc contain input files of a version of the 16-story ANSYS model of the WTC7 structure that does not include the connection models
and was analysed with service gravity loads, 3 sets of ANSYS input termperature files, and input files of the 47-story LS_DYNA global collapse model
of the WTC 7 structure with no connection details.
We are, however, withholding 74,777 files (approximately 80% of all responsive recoreds.) The NIST Director determined that the release of these data
might jeopardize public safety. This withheld data include remaining input and all results files of the ANSYS 16-story collapse initiation model,
break elsement source code, ANSYS script files for the break elements, custom executable ANSYS file, all input and results files of the LS-SYNA
47-story global collapse model, and all spreadsheets and other supporting calculations used to develop floor connection failure modes and capacities.
In order to work with the ANSYS and LS-DYNA files, a copy of the licensed software is required.
The records are currently exmt for disclosure under section (b)(3) for the FOIA, 5 U.S.C & 552(b)(3). Exemption (b)(3) permits an agency to withhold
records in an agency's possession which are cords that are "specifically exempted from disclosure by statute (other than 15 U.S.C. 552(b)), provided
that such statue (A) requires that the matters be withheld from the public in such a manner as to leave no discretion on the issue, or (B) establishes
particular criteria for withholding or refers to particular types of matters to be withheld."
The statue underlying the (b)(3) exemption in this case is the National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Act, 15 U.S.C. &7301 et seq. Section 12 of the
NCST Act(15 U.S.C &7311) provides that it applies to the activities of NIST in response to the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Section 7(d) of the NCST Act (15 U.S.C &7306(d)), exempts from disclosure, information received by NIST in course of the investigations regarding
building failures if the Director finds that the disclosure of the information might jeopardize public safety. n July 9, 2009, the Director of NIST
determined that release of the withheld information might jeopardize public safety. Therefore, these records are being withheld...
Catherine S. Fletcher
FOIA officer --- NIST
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Well now, how interesting is that...>? for you guys who think 911 was a INSIDE JOB --- well here is some proof for you... why else would they