Black Chamber

Black Chamber

The Cipher Bureau otherwise known as The Black Chamber was the United States' first peacetime cryptanalytic organization, and a forerunner of the National Security Agency. The only prior codes and cypher organizations maintained by the US government had been some intermittent, and always abandoned, attempts by Armed Forces branches prior to World War I.

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Books On Cryptography - List - History of Cryptography
... Yardley, Herbert, The American Black Chamber (ISBN 0-345-29867-5), a classic 1931 account of American code-breaking during and after World War I and Chinese Black Chamber An Adventure in Espionage (ISBN 0-39 ... The American Black Chamber was written after the New York operation Yardley ran was shut down by Secretary of State Henry L ...
Cabinet Noir - Outside of France
... Each European power had its own so called Black Chamber, a nerve centre for deciphering messages and gathering intelligence ... delivered to embassies in Vienna were first routed via the black chamber, arriving at 7 am ... As well as supplying the emperors of Austria with vital intelligence, the Viennese Black Chamber sold the information it harvested to other European ...
Black Chamber - History
... share of the funding, the Army declined to bear the entire load, and the Black Chamber closed down ... a book about the Cipher Bureau, entitled The American Black Chamber ... The term "Black Chamber" predates Yardley's use of it in the title of his book ...

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