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Hunting for Government's Oldest Computer

What started out as an attempt to answer a (seemingly) simple question - what is the oldest computer still in use by a government agency - has seen spiraled into a project that touches on issues of national security, record keeping, and finally finding out whatever happened to Zeos.

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In the '80s, the CIA wanted NASA to bring the Cold War to the moon

In the ‘80s, the CIA wanted NASA to bring the Cold War to the moon

Memos unearthed in the Central Intelligence Agency archives show that at the height of Reagan’s renewed Cold War, the CIA’s Deputy Director - future Secretary of Defense Robert Gates - suggested that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration counter Soviet ambitions of a manned mission to Mars by establishing a permanent base on the moon.

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In emails, NASA denies child slave ring on Mars, confirms politician-eating tentacle monster on Europa

In emails, NASA denies child slave ring on Mars, confirms politician-eating tentacle monster on Europa

After an InfoWars segment claimed that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was running a colony of child slaves on Mars, internal emails show NASA begrudgingly setting the record straight: for starters, the colony’s on Europa.

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How KGB cowboys and a fictional plot against Reagan helped the CIA's war on oversight

How KGB cowboys and a fictional plot against Reagan helped the CIA’s war on oversight

For years, accusations of KGB penetration of the Government Accountability Office helped further the Central Intelligence Agency’s ‘s efforts to pit the Congressional committees against GAO. In the early 1980s, an opportunity presented itself that would deepen these divides without any action from CIA - a conspiracy against President Reagan involving a Soviet diplomat with a penchant for ten gallon hats.

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Stories FOIA told this week - no joke!

Stories FOIA told this week - no joke!

Our weekly series looking at the stories public records made possible.

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Stories FOIA told this week repealed but not replaced

Stories FOIA told this week repealed but not replaced

Stories FOIA told this week has a last minute change of plans, but still coming through with your weekly round up of great stories FOIA and public records helped tell this week — plus news about changes (or potential changes) in state laws.

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