Source Code and Contracts for NSA's "NSA CryptoChallenge" Game

Michael Morisy filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # 70757 ; 70758
Due Oct. 9, 2013
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Michael Morisy

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 source for for the NSA's set of games entitled "NSA CryptoChallenge," for both Android and Apple iOS.

These games are available for download here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nsa-cryptochallenge/id459247045?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.caci.nsacryptochallenge&hl=en

With copyright noted as belonging to the NSA. I would also like copies of the outside development contracts for writing these software, if any. These pieces of software may have been developed by:

CACI-CMS Information Systems, Inc.

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.

Sincerely,

Michael Morisy

From: National Security Agency

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: National Security Agency

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70757.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70757.

Thank you for your help.

From: foiarsc, foiarsc

Sir,

Regarding your status requests: FOIA Cases 70757 and 70758 are currently on the backlog pending the releasability review. Due to the significant increase in the number of requests being received by this Agency, as well as the government shutdown, both our initial processing and review teams are experiencing delays in processing or responding. All cases must go through at least two levels of review prior to release determination. At this time your cases have not been assigned a first level review. We suggest that you check back in about 6-8 months.

I encourage you to submit future status checks via email using the FOIA Requester Service Center (RSC) address: foiarsc@nsa.gov<mailto:foiarsc@nsa.gov>. This will ensure that I receive your inquiry in a more timely manner. Additionally, status checks sent via MuckRock's fax format are often very difficult to read, which could cause delays in responding to your inquiry. I will be better able to decipher the specific email address that MuckRock has provided should you choose to utilize the NSA FOIA RSC.

NOTE: In order to focus our efforts on the high volume of new and/or open FOIA requests, please be advised that we are unable to respond to repeated (i.e. monthly) status checks on the same case once we have provided you with a backlog case determination on each case.

Thank you for your patience,

Cindy Blacker
NSA/CSS FOIA Officer. POC
(301)688-6527

From: Michael Morisy

Thanks for your help.

Can we now submit initial requests to foiarsc@nsa.gov? Doing so would eliminate our fax follow ups.

Thanks,
Michael

From: foiarsc, foiarsc

Good Morning Michael,

The FOIARSC email is for existing FOIA requests as opposed to submitting a new FOIA. You may utilize the FOIARSC to check statuses, clarify/narrow a request, withdraw a request etc.

The online FOIA form can be found at http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/foia/submit_foia_request/foia_release.shtml - this is used to submit the new requests.

Many thanks,

Cindy Blacker
NSA/CSS FOIA Officer. POC
(301)688-6527

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70757 ; 70758.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70757 ; 70758.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70757 ; 70758.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70757 ; 70758.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70757 ; 70758.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70757 ; 70758.

Thank you for your help.

From: foiarsc, foiarsc

Mr Morisy,

There has been no change since the update I provided to your on 25 Nov. 2013, as Case 70757 and 70758 are still pending assignment for a first review level. We advise that you check back in about six months.

Thank you for your patience,

Cindy Blacker
NSA/CSS FOIA Officer. POC
(301)688-6527

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70757 ; 70758.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70757 ; 70758.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70757 ; 70758.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70757 ; 70758.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70757 ; 70758.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70757 ; 70758.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70757 ; 70758.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70757 ; 70758.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70757 ; 70758.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #70757 ; 70758.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Muckrock Staff

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