NSA Model 204 dev

Emma 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:

Records relating to NSA's 1974-1975 development of a database with query search and report features in the M204 language, as described in the Report of Special Counsel Nicholas J. Bua to the Attorney General of the United States Regarding the Allegations of Inslaw, Inc.

From that report, "NSA informed us that it used a commercial off-the-shelf software package that was purchased from
Computer Corporation of America. In 1974-1975, six years before the incorporation of Inslaw, NSA developed a database with query search and report features in the M204 language. This particular database is called PROMIS, an acronym for Product Related On-line Management Information System."

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: 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.