In 1996, John Greenewald, Jr. began researching the secret inner workings of the U.S.Government at the young age of fifteen. He targeted such groups as the CIA,FBI, Pentagon, Air Force, Army, Navy, NSA, DIA, and countless others.Greenewald utilized the Freedom of Information Act, FOIA to gain access to thousands of records. He accumulated an astonishing number of documents on topics related to UFOs, the JFK Assassination, chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons, and top secret aircraft. Time elapsed, and Greenewald’s online archive became known globally as, The Black Vault. His teenage project turned into the largest private online collection anywhere in the world, totaling nearly 1.5 million pages of material. At the age of twenty-one, Greenewald published his first book, Beyond UFO Secrecy, in 2002.