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The National Security Agency is releasing all 136 issues of one of its longest-lived technical publications, Cryptolog. This released collection encompasses well over a thousand articles covering a cross-section of the disciplines and focus areas of the Agency, and is over 4,100 pages. This release is monumental not only in terms of its size but also in terms of the broad spectrum of NSA functions and activities the release reveals.

Cryptolog was created in 1974 and was, according to the editor, “a new vehicle for the interchange of ideas on technical subjects.” Another editor called it “a mix of technical, expository, philosophical, futuristic, argumentative and historical articles – with a light touch here and there – there’s always an article or two to engage the reader.” Issues of Cryptolog were published initially on a monthly basis, but in the final years of its publication, were released on a quarterly basis. There were no issues published in 1993 and the final issue was released in July of 1997.

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  1. Vol. I, No. 1 - August 1974
  2. Vol. I, No. 2 - September 1974
  3. Vol. I, No. 3 - October 1974
  4. Vol. I, No. 4 - November 1974
  5. Vol. I, No. 5 - December 1974
  6. Vol. II, No. 1 - January 1975
  7. Vol. II, Nos. 2 - 3 - February - March 1975
  8. Vol. II, No. 4 - April 1975
  9. Vol. II, No. 5 - May 1975
  10. Vol. II, No. 6 - June 1975
  11. Vol. II, No. 7 - July 1975
  12. Vol. II, Nos. 8 - 9 - August - September 1975
  13. Vol. II, No. 10 - October 1975
  14. Vol. II, No. 11 - November 1975
  15. Vol. II, No. 12 - December 1975
  16. Vol. III, No. 1 - January 1976
  17. Vol. III, No. 2 - February 1976
  18. Vol. III, No. 3 - March 1976
  19. Vol. III, No. 4 - April 1976
  20. Vol. III, No. 5 - May 1976
  21. Vol. III, Nos. 6 - 7 - June - July 1976
  22. Vol. III, No. 8 - August 1976
  23. Vol. III, No. 9 - September 1976
  24. Vol. III, No. 10 - October 1976
  25. Vol. III, No. 11 - November 1976
  26. Vol. III, No. 12 - December 1976
  27. Vol. IV, Nos. 1 - 2 - January - February 1977
  28. Vol. IV, No. 3 - March 1977
  29. Vol. IV, No. 4 - April 1977
  30. Vol. IV, No. 5 - May 1977
  31. Vol. IV, No. 6 - June 1977
  32. Vol. IV, No. 7 - July 1977
  33. Vol. IV, No. 8 - August 1977
  34. Vol. IV, No. 9 - September 1977
  35. Vol. IV, No. 10 - October 1977
  36. Vol. IV, No. 11 - November 1977
  37. Vol. IV, No. 12 - December 1977
  38. Vol. V, No. 1 - January 1978
  39. Vol. V, No. 2 - February 1978
  40. Vol. V, No. 3 - March 1978
  41. Vol. V, No. 4 - April 1978
  42. Vol. V, No. 5 - May 1978
  43. Vol. V, No. 6 - June 1978
  44. Vol. V, Nos. 7 - 8 - July - August 1978
  45. Vol. V, No. 9 - September 1978
  46. Vol. V, No. 10 - October 1978
  47. Vol. V, No. 11 - November 1978
  48. Vol. V, No. 12 - December 1978
  49. Vol. VI, No. 1 - January 1979
  50. Vol. VI, No. 2 - February 1979
  51. Vol. VI, No. 3 - March 1979
  52. Vol. VI, No. 4 - April 1979
  53. Vol. VI, No. 5 - May 1979
  54. Vol. VI, No. 6 - June 1979
  55. Vol. VI, No. 7 - July 1979
  56. Vol. VI, Nos. 8 - 9 - August - September 1979
  57. Vol. VI, No. 10 - October 1979
  58. Vol. VII, Nos. 1 - 3 - January - March 1980
  59. Vol. VII, Nos. 4 - 6 - April - June 1980
  60. Vol. VIII, Nos. 1 - 3 - January - March 1981
  61. Vol. VIII, Nos. 4 - 6 - April - June 1981
  62. Vol. VIII, No. 10 - October 1981
  63. Vol. VIII, No. 11 - November 1981
  64. Vol. VIII, No. 12 - December 1981
  65. Vol. IX, No. 1 - January 1982
  66. Vol. IX, No. 2 - February 1982
  67. Vol. IX, No. 3 - March 1982
  68. Vol. IX, No. 4 - April 1982
  69. Vol. IX, No. 5 - May 1982
  70. Vol. IX, Nos. 6 - 7 - June - July 1982
  71. Vol. IX, No. 8 - August 1982
  72. Vol. IX, No. 9 - September 1982
  73. Vol. IX, No. 10 - October 1982
  74. Vol. IX, No. 11 - November 1982
  75. Vol. IX, No. 12 - December 1982
  76. Vol. X, Nos. 1 - 2 - January - February 1983
  77. Vol. X, No. 3 - March 1983
  78. Vol. X, No. 4 - April 1983
  79. Vol. X, No. 5 - May 1983
  80. Vol. X, Nos. 6 - 7 - June - July 1983
  81. Vol. X, No. 8 - August 1983
  82. Vol. X, No. 9 - September 1983
  83. Vol. X, No. 10 - October 1983
  84. Vol. X, No. 11 - November 1983
  85. Vol. X, No. 12 - December 1983
  86. Vol. XI, No. 1 - January 1984
  87. Vol. XI, Nos. 2 - 3 - February - March 1984
  88. Vol. XI, No. 4 - April 1984
  89. Vol. XI, No. 5 - May 1984
  90. Vol. XI, Nos. 6 - 7 - June - July 1984
  91. Vol. XI, Nos. 8 - 9 - August - September 1984
  92. Vol. XI, No. 10 - October 1984
  93. Vol. XI, Nos. 11 - 12 - November - December 1984
  94. Vol. XII, Nos. 1 - 3 - January - March 1985
  95. Vol. XII, No. 4 - April 1985
  96. Vol. XII, No. 5 - May 1985
  97. Vol. XII, Nos. 6 - 8 - June - August 1985
  98. Vol. XII, Nos. 9 - 10 - September - October 1985
  99. Vol. XII, Nos. 11 - 12 - November - December 1985
  100. Vol. XIII, Nos. 1 - 2 - January - February 1986
  101. Vol. XIII, Nos. 3 - 4 - March - April 1986
  102. Vol. XIII, Nos. 5 - 7 - May - July 1986
  103. Vol. XIII, Nos. 8 - 9 - August - September 1986
  104. Vol. XIII, Nos. 10 - 11 - October - November 1986
  105. Vol. XIII, No. 12 - December 1986
  106. Vol. XIV, No. 1 - 1st Issue 1987
  107. Vol. XIV, No. 2 - 2nd Issue 1987
  108. Vol. XIV, No. 3 - 3rd Issue 1987
  109. Vol. XIV, No. 4 - 4th Issue 1987
  110. Vol. XV, No. 1 - 1st Issue 1988
  111. Vol. XV, No. 2 - 2nd Issue 1988
  112. Vol. XV, No. 3 - 3rd Issue 1988
  113. Vol. XV, No. 4 - 4th Issue 1988
  114. Vol. XVI, No. 1 - 1st Issue 1989
  115. Vol. XVI, No. 2 - 2nd Issue 1989
  116. Vol. XVI, No. 3 - 3rd Issue 1989
  117. Vol. XVII, No. 1 - 1st Issue 1990
  118. Vol. XVII, No. 2 - 2nd Issue 1990
  119. Vol. XVII, No. 3 - 3rd Issue 1990
  120. Vol. XVIII, No. 1 - 1st Issue 1991
  121. Vol. XVIII, No. 2 - 2nd Issue 1991
  122. Vol. XVIII, No. 3 - 3rd Issue 1991
  123. Vol. XIX, No. 1 - 1st Issue 1992
  124. Vol. XIX, No. 2 - 2nd Issue 1992
  125. Vol. XIX, No. 3 - 3rd Issue 1992
  126. Vol. XX, No. 1 - 1st Issue 1994
  127. Vol. XX, No. 2 - 2nd Issue 1994
  128. Vol. XXI, No. 1 - Issue 1 1995
  129. Vol. XXI, No. 2 - Summer 1995
  130. Vol. XXI, No. 3 - Fall 1995
  131. Vol. XXI, No. 4 - Winter 1995
  132. Vol. XXII, No. 1 - Spring 1996
  133. Vol. XXII, No. 2 - Summer 1996
  134. Vol. XXII, No. 4 - Winter 1996
  135. Vol. XXIII, No. 1 - Spring 1997
  136. Vol. XXIII, No. 2 - Summer 1997

 

 

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