Russ Kick's Memory Hole is back with a special treat for fans of government intelligence agency arcana:
Via a Freedom of Information Act request (which involved paying $700 and waiting almost 4 years), The Memory Hole has obtained blank copies of most forms used by the National Security Agency).Over 400 forms used by the National Security Agency (The Memory Hole)
In response to a prior request, the NSA had sent a supposedly complete listing of forms that they use. (That list is located here.) I then requested a blank copy of each one. The NSA responded by sending a copy of more than 400 forms totaling 687 separate pages. (They also withheld 24 forms totaling 31 pages.)
I scanned the forms in the order (basically alphabetical) in which they appeared in the parcel. Some of them are standard Defense Department forms, but most originate within the NSA and have never been seen outside the agency. They range from the exotic to the pedestrian, but even the most prosaic form shines some light into the workings of No Such Agency.