1996-01-25 - Re: Secrecy of NSA Affiliation

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From: Kevin L Prigge <Kevin.L.Prigge-2@cis.umn.edu>
To: tcmay@got.net (Timothy C. May)
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UTC Datetime: 1996-01-25 23:03:18 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 26 Jan 1996 07:03:18 +0800

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From: Kevin L Prigge <Kevin.L.Prigge-2@cis.umn.edu>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 1996 07:03:18 +0800
To: tcmay@got.net (Timothy C. May)
Subject: Re: Secrecy of NSA Affiliation
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Timothy C. May said:
> At 5:55 PM 1/25/96, Rich Salz wrote:
> >Up until recently (18-30 months ago) NSA employees were only allowed
> >to identify themselves as employees of DoD.  It was common knowledge,
> >that unspecific references to Fort Meade meant NSA; and if you saw
> >a P.O. from Procurement Office, Fort Meade, it meant the NSA was buying
> >it.
> When I attended Crypto '88, nearly 8 years ago, at least several of the NSA
> attendees had "National Security Agency" on their name badges. It may be
> that run-of-the-mill employees still maintain the fiction  for public
> consumption that they are DOD employees, but such was not the case in 1988
> at "Crypto."

At the RSA conference last week, there were approximately 10 people from
the NSA. Only 2 of those were registered as DOD, the rest were NSA. I
mentioned this at lunch to a guy from the NSA, and he said that only
oldtimers do the DOD identification anymore.

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