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The US Navy's first online crypto system

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Describes how, in 1950, four officers and four enlisted men were ordered to a school at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC, USA, where they were to learn about a system that would automatically and instantaneously encrypt and decrypt facsimile transmissions over long-distance high-frequency radio paths. Initially, the project was called Facsimile Applique´ Equipment, but later it was known as the AFSAX 500 Program

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:23 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Jan-Mar 2001

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