Have you ever seen a FOIA request for a work of art?
July 9, 2015
In March 2010, Elonka Dunin filed a Freedom of Information Act request to the NSA, asking to see "all available information about the team's work, and a copy of the memo that was sent to CIA."
Kryptos is a sculpture by Jim Sanborn located on the grounds of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Installed in 1990, its thousands of characters contain encrypted messages, of which three have been solved (so far). There is still a fourth section at the bottom consisting of 97 characters which remains uncracked.
Elonka Dunin is co-founder and co-leader of a group of cryptographers who are working hard to crack a code on the famous Kryptos sculpture at CIA Headquarters, and led the international team that cracked the related KGB Cyrillic Projector Cipher in 2003, also a sculpure by Jim Sanborn.
Here is a link to the NSA response to Elonka's FOIA request for information (40 pages).