Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft


------- Forwarded message follows ------- Date sent: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 16:54:36 -0400 To: From: John Young <> Subject: TEMPEST Docs

We offer the first two transciptions of NSA FOIA-released TEMPEST-related information:

NSTISSAM TEMPEST/1-92 - Compromising Emanations Laboratory Test Requirements, Electromagnetics - Appendix A:

NSA/CSS Regulation 90-5, Technical Security Program

And our letter of FOIA appeal with invitation for letters of support:

Recall that executive orders and legislation urge declassification of information when public interest outweighs continued classification. Our letter of appeal is based on this and states the case for declassification as we see it. Letters in support of declassification would demonstrate public interest in TEMPEST-related information.

We link the justification for release of the information to the burgeoning global digital intrusion industry, the rise of economic espionage, the need for public awareness of the threat, and the need for trustworthy standards and means for protection of privacy and confidentiality -- as with encryption.

We argue that public trust in government and institutions are are stake, and that social stability and national security will be enhanced by release of TEMPEST-related information -- as with encryption.

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