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NSA/CSS 60th Anniversary Timeline - 1970s


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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