Monday, October 1, 2012

NSA Releases Cryptologic Quarterly Index

In response to a FOIA request, the National Security Agency has released an index of its Cryptologic Quarterly articles from the 1980s through 2010. Covering topics from "Applied Wavelet Analysis to the Zimmerman Telegram, the index provides a glimpse into the academic and intellectual activities of the NSA staff. 

The index, alphabetized by title has largely been declassified and there minimum redactions to titles or the keyword index with only a small percentage of the titles withheld in their entirety. The NSA, however, invoked the b(3) exemption so most of the authors are unknown. Those authors whose identities were revealed are mostly associated with the Center for Cryptologic History though some were written by prominent NSA figures such as Frank B. Rowlett, Howard H. Campaigne, and former DIRNSA William Studeman.
Cryptologic Quarterly Article List

NSA Releases Complete Listing of Closed IG Complaints

In response to a FOIA request, the National Security Agency has released a listing of all its closed Inspector General (IG) investigations.  

The listing is detail sparse, providing only a few details such as the case number,  the date closed, a generic description of the subject matter such as “Time, Attendance, and Pay," "Reprisal," and Miscellaneous." The list said to be all inclusive as stated in the FOIA request. This is a complete listing of closed IG complaints from 1995 to the summer of 2012. The list is organized by case number. The dating is a little disjointed, with the cases from 1995 to 1999 starting on page 20.