NSA News http://www.nsa.gov News Articles on NSA.gov en-us Copyright 2010 http://www.nsa.gov Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:30:00 EST 14 Jul 2014 - NSA Announces Five New Schools as Cyber Operations Centers of Academic Excellence. Five new schools have been selected for the National Security Agency's National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program, which was designed to cultivate more U.S. cyber professionals in an increasingly demanding and ever-changing global environment. http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/press_room/2014/cyber_ops_ctrs_of_excellence.shtml 29 May 2014 - Statement in response to recent allegations regarding contact with the NSA Office of General Counsel. 29 May 2014 - Statement in response to recent allegations regarding contact with the NSA Office of General Counsel. http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/speeches_testimonies/29may14.shtml NSA/CSS Adds Two Heroes to Its Cryptologic Memorial Wall May 27, Fort Meade, MD-Today, Adm. Michael S. Rogers, U.S. Navy, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command/Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service, paid tribute to Cryptologic Technician Technical Chief (CTTC) Christian M. Pike, U.S. Navy, and Staff Sgt. Richard A. Dickson, U.S. Air Force, at a memorial ceremony held here. These service members gave their lives, "serving in silence," in the line of duty. Family, friends, including many who served with Pike and Dickson, and distinguished guests attended the service. http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/press_room/2014/nsa_css_adds_two_heroes_to_crypto_memorial_wall_2014.shtml National Cryptologic Museum Pulling Out All Stops For Armed Forces Day Fort Meade, MD-Last year, 1,000 people attended the National Cryptologic Museum's (NCM) Open House when it featured its first ever outdoor concert. This year, the Armed Forces Day Celebration promises to be bigger with something for everyone young and old. http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/press_room/2014/armed_forces_day.shtml National Security Agency Announces the Creation of New "Lablets" For the past three years, the National Security Agency (NSA) and US Government have been partnering with academia to create a research community dedicated to the Science of Security (SoS). http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/press_room/2014/lablets.shtml Mitigations for OpenSSL_TLS/DTLS Heartbeat Extension Vulnerability A serious vulnerability exists in OpenSSL's implementation of the TLS/DTLS heartbeat extension. Read the Mitigation guidance document recently posted. http://www.nsa.gov/ia/_files/factsheets/I43V_Slick_Sheets/Slicksheet_OpenSSL_Web.pdf U.S. Military Academy Wins NSA's 14th Annual Cyber Defense Exercise The U.S. Military Academy won the 2014 Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX), its seventh coveted trophy since the annual competition began in 2001, the NSA announced today. http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/press_room/2014/U_S_Military_Academy_Wins_NSAs_14th_Annual.shtml NSA/CSS Honors Code Talkers; Presents Plaque to National Museum of the American Indian FORT MEADE, MD—Native American Code Talkers received special honors today when the National Security Agency / Central Security presented a plaque to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/press_room/2014/code_talkers.shtml Rogers Confirmed to Take Helm of USCYBERCOM, NSA/CSS FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. – The U.S. Senate confirmed Michael S. Rogers for appointment in the U.S. Navy to the grade of Admiral March 31. http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/press_room/2014/new_director_michael_rogers.shtml ALEXANDER BIDS FAREWELL FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. – Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, Commander, USCYBERCOM and Director, NSA/Chief, Central Security Service, will retire from active duty at a relinquishment of command ceremony here March 28. Alexander, who dedicated nearly four decades of service to the nation, holds the distinction of being the longest-serving director of the NSA (August 2005) as well as the first Commander of USCYBERCOM (activated in May 2010). http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/press_room/2014/GEN_A_retirement_for_NSA_release_28Mar_final.pdf