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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color="#1f497d" face="Courier New"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#1F497D'>Oddly, a former NSA operative I know was, while still with NSA, the Mayor of the nearby town in which he lived.  Perhaps his colleagues stuffed the ballot box for him.  ‘-)<o:p></o:p></span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color="#1f497d" face="Courier New"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#1F497D'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color="#1f497d" face="Courier New"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#1F497D'>--<o:p></o:p></span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color="#1f497d" face="Courier New"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#1F497D'>James S. Tyre<o:p></o:p></span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color="#1f497d" face="Courier New"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#1F497D'>Law Offices of James S. Tyre<o:p></o:p></span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color="#1f497d" face="Courier New"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#1F497D'>10736 Jefferson Blvd., #512<o:p></o:p></span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color="#1f497d" face="Courier New"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#1F497D'>Culver City, CA 90230-4969<o:p></o:p></span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color="#1f497d" face="Courier New"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#1F497D'>310-839-4114/310-839-4602(fax)<o:p></o:p></span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color="#1f497d" face="Courier New"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#1F497D'>jstyre@jstyre.com<o:p></o:p></span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color="#1f497d" face="Courier New"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#1F497D'>Policy Fellow, Electronic Frontier Foundation<o:p></o:p></span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color="#1f497d" face="Courier New"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#1F497D'>https://www.eff.org<o:p></o:p></span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color="#1f497d" face="Courier New"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#1F497D'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p><div style='border:none;border-left:solid blue 1.5pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 4.0pt'><div><div style='border:none;border-top:solid #B5C4DF 1.0pt;padding:3.0pt 0in 0in 0in'><p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif";font-weight:bold'>From:</span></font></b><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'> liberationtech-bounces@lists.stanford.edu [mailto:liberationtech-bounces@lists.stanford.edu] <b><span style='font-weight:bold'>On Behalf Of </span></b>Shava Nerad<br><b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Thursday, July 11, 2013 9:38 PM<br><b><span style='font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> Liberation Technologies<br><b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> [liberationtech] NSA's crypto city<o:p></o:p></span></font></p></div></div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>For those who think it's unlikely that a staff of 5000 would be involved in something called crypto staff for the NSA?<o:p></o:p></span></font></p></div><div><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency#Headquarters">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency#Headquarters</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></p></div><div><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:4.8pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:6.0pt;margin-left:0in;line-height:14.4pt;background:white'><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>NSA is the largest employer in the U.S. state of Maryland, and two-thirds of its personnel work at Ft. Meade.<sup id="cite_ref-Barnett_20-0"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency#cite_note-Barnett-20"><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'>[20]</span></font></a></sup> Built on 350 acres (140 ha; 0.55 sq mi)<sup id="cite_ref-Gorman_21-0"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency#cite_note-Gorman-21"><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'>[21]</span></font></a></sup> of Ft. Meade's 5,000 acres (2,000 ha; 7.8 sq mi),<sup id="cite_ref-22"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency#cite_note-22"><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'>[22]</span></font></a></sup> the site has 1,300 buildings and an estimated 18,000 parking spaces.<sup id="cite_ref-23"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency#cite_note-23"><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'>[23]</span></font></a><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency#cite_note-24"><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'>[24]</span></font></a></sup><o:p></o:p></span></font></p><div style='margin-top:6.0pt;margin-right:16.8pt;margin-bottom:15.6pt;float:left'><div style='border:solid #CCCCCC 1.0pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;min-width:100px;padding:3px!important;overflow:hidden'><p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center;line-height:14.4pt;background:#F9F9F9'><font size=1 face=Arial><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NSA_Employees_only.JPG"><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'><img border=0 width=220 height=165 id="_x0000_i1025" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ab/NSA_Employees_only.JPG/220px-NSA_Employees_only.JPG"></span></font></a><o:p></o:p></span></font></p><div><p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:16.8pt;background:#F9F9F9'><font size=1 face=Arial><span style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NSA_Employees_only.JPG" title=Enlarge><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'><img border=0 width=15 height=11 id="_x0000_i1026" src="http://bits.wikimedia.org/static-1.22wmf9/skins/common/images/magnify-clip.png"></span></font></a><o:p></o:p></span></font></p></div><p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:16.8pt;background:#F9F9F9'><font size=1 face=Arial><span style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>An exit sign for NSA employees along the<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore-Washington_Parkway" title="Baltimore-Washington Parkway"><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'>Baltimore-Washington Parkway</span></font></a><o:p></o:p></span></font></p></div></div><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:4.8pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:6.0pt;margin-left:0in;line-height:14.4pt;background:white'><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>The main NSA headquarters and operations building is what <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bamford" title="James Bamford"><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'>James Bamford</span></font></a>, author of <i><span style='font-style:italic'><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_of_Secrets:_Anatomy_of_the_Ultra-Secret_National_Security_Agency" title="Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency"><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'>Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency</span></font></a></span></i>, describes as "a modern boxy structure" that appears similar to "any stylish office building."<sup id="cite_ref-BamfordBodyofSecretsp488_25-0"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency#cite_note-BamfordBodyofSecretsp488-25"><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'>[25]</span></font></a></sup> which is covered with one-way dark glass.<sup id="cite_ref-BamfordBodyofSecretsp488_25-1"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency#cite_note-BamfordBodyofSecretsp488-25"><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'>[25]</span></font></a></sup> The building has 3,000,000 square feet (280,000 m<sup>2</sup>), or more than 68 acres (28 ha), of floor space. Bamford said that the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Capitol" title="U.S. Capitol"><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'>U.S. Capitol</span></font></a> "could easily fit inside it four times over."<sup id="cite_ref-BamfordBodyofSecretsp488_25-2"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency#cite_note-BamfordBodyofSecretsp488-25"><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'>[25]</span></font></a></sup> Under the outside glass the building uses copper shielding to trap in any signals and sounds to prevent espionage.<sup id="cite_ref-BamfordBodyofSecretsp488_25-3"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency#cite_note-BamfordBodyofSecretsp488-25"><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'>[25]</span></font></a></sup> The facility has over 100 watchposts,<sup id="cite_ref-BamfordBodyofSecretsp488489_26-0"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency#cite_note-BamfordBodyofSecretsp488489-26"><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'>[26]</span></font></a></sup> one of them being the visitor control center, a two-story area that serves as the entrance.<sup id="cite_ref-BamfordBodyofSecretsp488_25-4"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency#cite_note-BamfordBodyofSecretsp488-25"><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'>[25]</span></font></a></sup> At the entrance, a white pentagonal structure,<sup id="cite_ref-BamfordBodyofSecretsp490_27-0"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency#cite_note-BamfordBodyofSecretsp490-27"><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'>[27]</span></font></a></sup> visitor badges are issued to visitors, and security clearances of employees are checked.<sup id="cite_ref-BamfordBodyofSecretsp489_28-0"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency#cite_note-BamfordBodyofSecretsp489-28"><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'>[28]</span></font></a></sup> The visitor center includes a painting of the NSA seal.<sup id="cite_ref-BamfordBodyofSecretsp490_27-1"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency#cite_note-BamfordBodyofSecretsp490-27"><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'>[27]</span></font></a></sup> The OPS2A building, the tallest building in the NSA complex and the location of much of the agency's operations directorate, is accessible from the visitor center. Bamford described it as a "dark glass <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubik%27s_Cube" title="Rubik's Cube"><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'>Rubik's Cube</span></font></a>".<sup id="cite_ref-29"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency#cite_note-29"><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'>[29]</span></font></a></sup> The facility's "red corridor" houses non-security operations such as concessions and the drug store. The name refers to the "red badge" which is worn by someone without a security clearance. The NSA headquarters includes a cafeteria, a credit union, ticket counters for airlines and entertainment, a barbershop, and a bank.<sup id="cite_ref-BamfordBodyofSecretsp490_27-2"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency#cite_note-BamfordBodyofSecretsp490-27"><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'>[27]</span></font></a></sup> NSA headquarters has its own post office, fire department, and police force.<sup id="cite_ref-Bamford-Alexander_30-0"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency#cite_note-Bamford-Alexander-30"><font color="#0b0080"><span style='color:#0B0080;text-decoration:none'>[30]</span></font></a></sup><o:p></o:p></span></font></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>I know our cyberwarrior said he worked in an unmarked building in Virginia.  But I just wanted to post this as support for my testimony that there is a lot of NSA in the area.  A *lot*.  And that this place is called, "Crypto City."  It's a term of affection, since, what, the 80s at least when Bamford wrote about it, when I first heard the term.  Certainly not all 0day archgeeks. ;)<o:p></o:p></span></font></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>May I repeat that first sentence:<o:p></o:p></span></font></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><i><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-style:italic'>The NSA is the largest employer in the US State of Maryland.</span></font></i><o:p></o:p></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Chew on that.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>yrs,<o:p></o:p></span></font></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>-- <o:p></o:p></span></font></p><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Shava Nerad<o:p>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