At to it being an other person's business, I think that the public policy basis as to why Congress enacted FOIA is that any payment by a government agency is construed as the business of all of the citizens.
I believe that only specifically authorized persons may sit at meetings of the Joint Chiefs.
I believe most if not all of the States have their own laws concerning public disclosure of documents held by them. Municipalities including their police departments are construed as creatures of their respective State and are covered by the subject law. That law would likely have an exclusion for information relating to police undercover work. I could check the law for New York State to see how that aspect is dealt with.
I am not pulling your leg. I will leave it to your own judgment as to whether I am incredibly dense. I believe that I am normal.
I was born in the U.S. to American parents. Roosevelt did not invite them or my grandparents to his meetings with Churchill.
I offer my condolences on the loss of your friends at the Pentagon. I walked home to Brooklyn since we thought that the subway might be bombed.
I am exercising my rights as an American citizens. I believe that a large number of people each year check individual government salaries via Internet searches, FOIA requests, and requests to departments of States.
I have queried a significant number of New York State employees salaries and a number of federal government employees. I have never been disappointed.