Wednesday, November 30, 2011

When Being "A Giant Among Cryptanalysts" Isn't Enough

In 2004, the National Security Agency inducted Brigadier John Tiltman into its “Hall of Honor,” making him the first non-American so honored.” In 2007, the NSA's Center for Cryptologic History published a 65 book titled, "Brigadier John Tiltman: : A Giant Among Cryptanalysts,” in which he is described as "one of the greatest cryptanalysts Great Britain has ever produced."

Given his historical importance, the John Tiltman, you might presume that the Federal Bureau of Investigation would preserve its record pertaining to him, right? Wrong. Despite his achievement, the Bureau destroyed all its records relating to him. See below:

FBI Destroyed Records About John Tiltman