FBI Prepublication Review

The Prepublication Review Office (PRO) is responsible for reviewing requests for prepublication, submitted by individuals who currently or have previously served positions supported under the FBI, in order to safeguard any sensitive or classified information from unauthorized disclosure. This obligation is based on statutes, regulations, access and employment agreements, contractual clauses, and the fiduciary relationships into which employees or contractor personnel enter when they are entrusted with such information in the performance of their official duties.

The PRO coordinates the prepublication-review process — preparing the FBI’s response to each request for prepublication, reviewing the submitted work upon receipt, and screening it to determine whether further review is required and by whom. The PRO will notify the author if any portions of a work may not be disclosed or published. The author then has the opportunity to submit the necessary modifications until final clearance for disclosure and publication is authorized.


Contact Information for FBI Prepublication Review

Prepublication Review Coordinator
Phone: (540) 868-1697
[email protected]

Prepublication Review Office
200 Constitution Drive
Winchester, VA 22602


It is the Grapevine's policy that ALL FBI-related requests for publication in the Grapevine MUST be accompanied by the FBI Prepublication Review approval letter.