The National Security Agency released 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.
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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The Black Vault began not only archiving the released versions first put out in 2012, but later filing Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) requests to get them further reviewed. Where available, the issues with an MDR have been added, and when you click on the issue below, it will either go to the page to download both copies, or if a new version is not available, it will directly link to the PDF that is. All listing below without a generally indicates an MDR was filed, completed and is available.
Entire Collection of Cryptologs in 1 files [4,174 Pages, 233 MB]