Not Quite Computers - Early Navy Codebreaking Machines by David L. Boslaugh, Capt. USN (RET)1. This is the second chapter of the Story of the Naval Tactical Data System hosted by the Engineering and Technology History Wiki2.
This article is one of an eight-part series and describes CAPT Boslaugh’s experience and scholarship with Navy Cryptology and cryptologic data processing. You will find very interesting information concerning the development of OP-20-G, the CSAW, Naval Computing Machine Laboratory, NAVSECSTA, Engineering Research Associates (ERA), ENIAC, EDVAC, CAPT Joseph Wenger, CDR Edward Svenson, and Seymour Cray, among others.
1CAPT Boslaugh commanded the Naval Security Engineering Facility at the Naval Security Station in the early 1970s.
2The ETHW is developed by a partnership between the United Engineering Foundation, and the AIChE, AIME, ASCE, ASME, IEEE, SPE and SWE.