"CryptoKids" Development Docs

JPat Brown filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
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From: JPat Brown

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

And and all correspondence (emails, memos, outside contracts) regarding the development of the CryptoKids (http://www.nsa.gov/kids/home.shtml) and the CryptoKids webiste.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


JPat Brown

From: National Security Agency

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: National Security Agency

A first set of responsive documents from the agency, with more to be sent at a specified date.

From: National Security Agency

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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From: JPat Brown

I am appealing the incomplete processing of my FOIA request. I requested development materials for the entirety of the CryptoKids, however I was only provided those for the CyberTwins. As indicated by the materials provided in this release, “the team has worked with personnel throughout the Agency to develop seven fictional characters to represent each of the Agency's main missions and major skill communities.” Please provide those materials.

From: National Security Agency

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.


An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: National Security Agency

A copy of documents responsive to the request.