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FOIA and other documents in the Government Attic

governmentattic.org describes itself this way:

governmentattic.org provides electronic copies of hundreds of interesting Federal Government documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. Fascinating historical documents, reports on items in the news, oddities and fun stuff and government bloopers, they’re all here. Think of browsing this site as rummaging through the Government’s Attic — hence our name.

Bruce Schneier says of one document that has recently show up at governmentattic, “Just declassified by the NSA, this document — A History of U.S. Communications Security (Volumes I and II); the David G. Boak Lectures, National Security Agency (NSA), 1973 — is definitely worth reading. The first sections are highly redacted, but the remainder is fascinating.”

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