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National Security Agency Scientific Advisory Board

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  • Phil Sp
    Just declassified and posted on governmentattic: History of the National Security Agency Scientific Advisory Board, 1952-1963:
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 7, 2011
      Just declassified and posted on governmentattic:

      History of the National Security Agency Scientific Advisory Board, 1952-1963:

      http://www.governmentattic.org/4docs/NSA-SAB52-63_1965.pdf

      phil
    • OZOB99
      ... Why are so many names redacted after all this time?, is it because they are still living? or politically embaressing? It seems logical there was a AT&T
      Message 2 of 3 , Feb 8, 2011
        --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, Phil Sp <philsp2006@...> wrote:
        >
        > Just declassified and posted on governmentattic:
        >
        > History of the National Security Agency Scientific Advisory Board, 1952-1963:
        >
        > http://www.governmentattic.org/4docs/NSA-SAB52-63_1965.pdf
        >
        > phil
        >


        Why are so many names redacted after all this time?, is it because they are still living? or politically embaressing?

        It seems logical there was a AT&T official on the boards dealing with COMINT and broadband intercept, but only Dr Baker of Bell Labs in listed; and there are a couple of Western Union people mentioned.
      • Phil Sp
        It s at NSA s discretion: National Security Act of 1959: Sec. 6. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, nothing in this Act or any other
        Message 3 of 3 , Feb 8, 2011
          It's at NSA's discretion: National Security Act of 1959:

          " Sec. 6. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section,
          nothing in this Act or any other law [...] shall be construed to
          require the disclosure of the organization or any function of the
          National Security Agency, or any information with respect to the
          activities thereof, or of the names, titles, salaries, or number of
          the persons employed by such agency."

          http://intelligence.senate.gov/nsaact1959.htm

          They seem to be pretty good about waiving it when they can (e.g., for
          historical activities) but also pretty serious about protecting the
          names of their former employees.

          See also: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/cryptologic_spectrum/nsa_declas_prog.pdf

          Phil

          On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 5:48 AM, OZOB99 <ozob99@...> wrote:
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          > > http://www.governmentattic.org/4docs/NSA-SAB52-63_1965.pdf
          >
          > Why are so many names redacted after all this time?
          > is it because they are still living? or politically embaressing?
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