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NSA/CSS 60th Anniversary Timeline - 1970s

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Significant Events

  • 1972 - Central Security Service
    The CSS established a full partnership between NSA and the cryptologic elements of the Armed Forces.
  • 1974 - Deputy Director Tordella
    Dr. Tordella, who served as DDIR for 16 years, was an early advocate of the use of computers in cryptology.
  • 1975 - Lt Gen Allen
    During his tenure, Gen Allen faced the Church Committee's investigation into NSA collection practices.

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NSA 60th Anniversary 1970s Media Files

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Elizebeth Friedman Discusses Code Systems -
1 January 1976
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Please Note: These historical documents are PDF images of formerly classified carbon paper and reports that have been declassified. Due to the age and poor quality of some of the PDF images, a screen reader may not be able to process the images into word documents. In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, individuals may request that the government provide auxiliary aids or services to ensure effective communication of the substance of the documents. For such requests, please contact the Public Affairs Office at 301-688-6524.

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Historical Document | Date Posted: Nov 7, 2012