Model 204 proposal

Emma North-Best filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
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From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the unsolicited proposal from approximately October 13, 1965 to the Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) which led to the development of the Model 204 software, a database management system for IBM and compatible mainframe computers. Model 204 was developed by Patrick O'Neil and sold by Computer Corporation of America.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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.


Michael Best

From: National Security Agency

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: foiarsc, foiarsc

Mr. Best,
Your case is in one of our initial processing queues pending assignment for further evaluation and/or document search if applicable. Due to the significant increase in FOIA requests, it is difficult estimate the completion date at this time. Estimating an actual completion date for your case is also difficult, as it is entirely dependent on whether or not document are located, how many documents are found, and the complexity of any document located. The average completion date for cases such as yours is 1-2 years. Please be advised that this estimate is subject to change.

Thank you for your patience,

NSA/CSS FOIA Requester Service Center

From: Michael Best

Could you please clarify what you meant by "The average completion date for cases such as yours is 1-2 years"? I'm not sure what "cases such as [mine]" refers to. Thanks!


From: National Security Agency

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