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The Invisible Cryptologists: African-Americans, WWII to 1956 by Jeannette Williams

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Chapter 6. 1948–1951: Wanted – Key Punchers and Equipment Operators

 

The AFSA mission . . . is to provide authentic information for planners and policy makers within the National Military Establishment and other Governmental Agencies having membership on the United States Communication Intelligence Board to apprise them of the realities of the international situation, war-making capabilities, vulnerabilities and intentions of foreign countries, and to eliminate the element of surprise from an act of aggression by another country.

 
 --Requirements for Conduct of an Optimum Communication Intelligence Program, 14 July 1950[56]

When armed conflict began in Korea in June 1950, 390 employees (military and civilian) were assigned to the Machine Division. ...

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