NSA and DOJ OLC conversations about NITRO ZEUS and Stuxnet

Andrew Couts filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
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From: Patrick Howell O'Neill

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Conversations between NSA employees and the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel regarding the legality of the "NITRO ZEUS" program in general or the Stuxnet worm (also known as "Olympic Games") specifically. Date range: Between January 1, 2007, and January 1, 2011.

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Eric Geller

From: National Security Agency

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.