Five of the grooviest vintage NSA security posters

Five of the grooviest vintage NSA security posters

After a couple decades of wholesomeness, terror, and wholesome terror, the Agency’s security posters took a turn for the mellow in the ’70s

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Edited by Beryl Lipton

Earlier this month, our friends at The Government Attic caused quite a stir in the FOIA community with a release of over 100 vintage security posters from the National Security Agency. As it turns out, MuckRock founder Michael Morisy had a similar request with a slightly larger timeframe, and the two appear to have been consolidated.

Each poster is available for high-resolution download on the request page. Though they range from wholesome ’50s Americana …

to the significantly less wholesome Cold War imagery of the late ’50s, early ’60s …

to the straight-up you will die …

and everyone-you-know-will-die sentiment of the late ’60s …

we thought we’d focus on the more mellow phase that the NSA seemed to get into by the ’70s.

So without further ado, here’s some laid-back opsec.

5. Security and Garfunkel

4. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough Security

3. Bohemian Security

2. Dancing Queen (Of Security)

1. Security Night Fever

Download your favorite poster from the collection below: