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Deputy Director's Core Values Message

Hello, I'm Chris Inglis, the Deputy Director of the National Security Agency. Thank you for visiting with us on NSA.gov. I'd like to spend a moment talking about NSA's core values – core values that are important to us because, as federal servants, we know that at the end of the day, it's not simply important that we deliver something of value to the nation, but it's also very, very important that we've done it exactly the right way.

Our core values, I hope you wouldn't be surprised, are respect for the law, honesty, integrity, and transparency.

Those values are important to us, public servants, members of the NSA workforce, because each of us takes an oath of office to the Constitution, and the Constitution that we take an oath of office to is one, as you know, that speaks not simply to national security, but to all the values that we hold near and dear – privacy, civil liberties, the right to free speech. All of those values are things that then govern the way we do our business as much as what we deliver at the end of the day. Because we're Americans too – we come from the same communities, we go to the same schools, we raise our families in the same communities that you live in. And what you care about, we do as well.

 

Date Posted: Jan 15, 2009 | Last Modified: Aug 24, 2011 | Last Reviewed: Aug 24, 2011

 
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