TOR (Naval Research Laboratory)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Naval Research Laboratory of the United States of America.


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 the development of onion routing and "The Onion Router" AKA TOR by "onion routing", which was developed in the mid-1990s by United States Naval Research Laboratory employees, mathematician Paul Syverson and computer scientists Michael G. Reed and David Goldschlag.

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: Thompson, Richard

Please confirm receipt.
Richard L. Thompson

Public Affairs Officer
Naval Research Laboratory
4555 Overlook Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20375
(O): 202-767-1936

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From: Michael Best


Your response has been received. Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Michael Best