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Nov. 27, 2020

NSA Honors American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage

During the month of November, the National Security Agency (NSA) is honoring the American Indian Alaska Native (AIAN) heritage during Native American Heritage Month. This month’s theme, “Resilient and Enduring: We Are Native People” is a message that especially rings true this year to the Native community and our nation.

Nov. 24, 2020

The Last Sioux Nation Code Talker

The communication efforts of the World War II Code Talkers have become nearly legendary, with the line between myth and reality blurred by time and Hollywood. Clarence Wolf Guts, a Sioux Nation Code Talker, may be the key to a common myth suggesting that Code Talkers would be killed by their bodyguards if they were about to be captured.

Nov. 20, 2020

From Soldier to Scholar: Vince Houghton Named Director of National Cryptologic Museum

NSA’s National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) is thriving and plans to keep growing as it welcomes a new Director. As the Agency’s principle gateway to the public, the museum has accelerated its virtual outreach efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, proving you don’t have to leave home to enjoy its treasures.

Nov. 20, 2020

NSA’s Tech Transfer Team Wins Top DoD Award

The Office of Research & Technology Applications (ORTA) won the Department of Defense (DoD) 2020 George F. Linsteadt Technology Transfer (T2) Achievement Award for creating NSA’s process for releasing NSA developed capabilities to the open-source software (OSS) community.

Nov. 18, 2020

NSA’s school house celebrates 30 years of accreditation

The Council on Occupational Education (COE) recognized National Security Agency’s National Cryptologic School (NCS) for completing 30 years of accredited status at the Council’s Virtual Annual Meeting on November 11, 2020. NCS was initially accredited with COE in 1990, and has undergone rigorous self-studies and subsequent site visits in order to maintain this recognition.

Nov. 2, 2020

Federal Laboratory Consortium Names Two NSA Employees to Executive Board

For the first time in NSA history, two female employees have been chosen to simultaneously serve on the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Executive Board. Research directorate employees Linda Burger and Karen Presley from the NSA Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA) were recently named to the FLC Executive Board. 

Oct. 29, 2020

NSA's Laboratory for Physical Sciences Announces First-Ever Qubit Collaboratory

The National Security Agency’s Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) is launching the LPS Qubit Collaboratory (LQC) in partnership with the Army Research Office (ARO). First described by computer scientist Dr. William Wulf in 1989, a collaboratory is a “center without walls in which the nation’s researchers can perform their research without regard to physical location, interacting with colleagues, accessing instrumentation, sharing data and computational resources, [and] accessing information in digital libraries.”

Oct. 28, 2020

Science of Security’s Annual Security Conference Goes Virtual and Gets Record Attendance

The Science of Security (SoS) & Privacy program recently sponsored the Hot Topics in Science of Security (HoTSoS) Conference. This premier event brings NSA and other researchers together in an unclassified environment along with practitioners and thought leaders from government, industry, and academia, to discuss scientific foundations of cybersecurity.

Oct. 27, 2020

NSA Secures 5G Through Partnerships

As NCSAM comes to a close, we look to our NSA experts to give a general overview on a popular topic: 5G technology.

Oct. 26, 2020

NSA Cybersecurity Perspectives on Quantum Key Distribution and Quantum Cryptography

In response to requests from mission customers, NSA is publicly sharing guidance on quantum key distribution (QKD) and quantum cryptography (QC) as it relates to securing National Security Systems (NSS).

Oct. 26, 2020

A change in how we interact with technology and IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a world of evolving and emerging technologies

Oct. 21, 2020

The First Line of Defense in Cybersecurity

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is in full swing and U.S. Cyber Command and NSA/CSS are honored to support it. The theme for this year’s NCSAM campaign is “Do your part. #BeCyberSmart.” Are you doing your part by being cyber aware?

Oct. 20, 2020

NSA Warns Chinese State-Sponsored Malicious Cyber Actors Exploiting 25 CVEs

NSA released a new cybersecurity advisory detailing 25 vulnerabilities that Chinese state-sponsored malicious cyber actors are currently exploiting or targeting to encourage stakeholders to apply mitigations.

Oct. 15, 2020

Securing Your Home Office

Throughout the past year, home offices have become the new norm for many U.S. Government employees. This represents new opportunities and efficiencies—plus, who doesn’t love taking calls in your sweats?! But with increased flexibility comes increased risk. The rapid transition to telework is a hacker’s dream, so it’s important to make sure the

Oct. 13, 2020

Can you solve this puzzle?

In the spirit of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, NSA challenges you to solve this puzzle.

Oct. 7, 2020

NSA Releases #BeCyberSmart Wallpapers for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This October, The National Security Agency (NSA) is proud to partner with the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cybersecurity Alliance on the 17th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).

Sept. 28, 2020

Sign Up Now for NSA’s 2020 Codebreaker Challenge 

NSA is kicking off its 2020 Codebreaker Challenge, a Computer Network Operations/Crypt themed challenge similar to those that routinely threaten national security. U.S. undergraduate and graduate students can sign up now [LINK TO CBC WEBSITE] to tackle the series of problems that touch on skills like software engineering, cryptanalysis, exploit development, block chain analysis and more.

Sept. 22, 2020

NSA Releases Cybersecurity Guidance “Selecting and Safely Using Multifactor Authentication Services”

NSA cybersecurity guidance on "Selecting and Safely Using Multifactor Authentication Services".

Sept. 21, 2020

Janelle Romano recognized for extraordinary work in Maryland cybersecurity industry

The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. presented Janelle Romano, with the 2020 Cyber Warrior Woman Award last week. This award recognizes extraordinary women who perform extraordinary work in Maryland’s cybersecurity industry.

Sept. 17, 2020

Reduce Risk of Network Compromises

The National Security Agency has released two cybersecurity information sheets (CSIs) with best practices to help National Security System (NSS) and Department of Defense (DoD) teleworkers and their systems administrators secure their networks and handle potential compromises.

Sept. 9, 2020

NSA Named Agency of the Year for Combined Federal Campaign

NSA has been named the Combined Federal Campaign’s (CFC) “Agency of the Year” for 2019. NSA also earned the “National CFC Innovation Award” and was the only agency in the Chesapeake Bay Area CFC to be awarded the “Million Dollar Circle Award,” for raising well over a million dollars.

Sept. 3, 2020

NSA, National Cryptologic Museum Foundation Reveal Design Plans for State-of-the-Art Cyber Center for Education and Innovation

When NSA and the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF) break ground on the proposed Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) on the campus of NSA-Washington (NSAW), it will culminate many years of hard work and commitment shared by the two partners.

Aug. 28, 2020

NSA names road in honor of former Executive Director Ralph W. Adams Jr.

In recognition of the cryptologic giants who paved the way before us, the National Security Agency (NSA) is proud to honor one of those trailblazing pioneers by naming a road at NSA’s campus at Fort Meade after the late Ralph W. Adams Jr.

Aug. 7, 2020

NSA's La'Naia Jones Recognized As 'Technology All-Star'

Women of Color Magazine recently selected La’Naia Jones as a national “2020 Technology All-Star” in honor of her leadership and impact in the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). Ms. Jones—who joined NSA in 2002, served in many technical and leadership positions, and deployed to multiple hostile areas—is currently serving as Acting Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

Aug. 4, 2020

Pioneering Codebreaker Elizebeth Friedman Honored by U.S. Coast Guard

Elizebeth Friedman, an original member of the NSA/CSS Cryptologic Hall of Honor and known as one of America’s first female cryptanalysts, is being honored by the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard last week announced the 11th ship in its new Legend-Class National Security Cutter (NSC) program will be named in honor of Ms. Friedman, who worked with the Coast Guard during prohibition and became a crucial part of the effort to enforce the ban on liquor.

July 2, 2020

University of North Georgia Recognized for Crushing Codebreaker Success

Desmond Henderson, a senior cyber security major at the University of North Georgia (UNG), thought the National Security Agency’s Codebreaker Challenge (CBC) would be just like many of the other Capture the Flag hacking events he’d participated in over the years, but he was wrong.

June 17, 2020

50 Years of Pride: Celebrating NSA's Committment to Promoting Respect, Individuality, Diversity, and Equality

June 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of Pride Month celebrations, where members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, aromantic/asexual (LGBTQIA+) community, plus numerous other identities on the spectrum, come together to celebrate each other and raise awareness of issues facing the collective Pride Community.

June 9, 2020

“Cyber 9-Line” improves cybersecurity and enables election integrity

The “Cyber 9-Line” is a template of questions that participating National Guard units use to quickly communicate a cyber incident to USCYBERCOM. The data provided enables USCYBERCOM's Cyber National Mission Force to further diagnose a foreign attack and provide timely, unclassified feedback back to the unit, who shares with state and county governments to address the cyber incident. This process is a key aspect of how USCYBERCOM helps strengthen America’s cybersecurity, and enable election integrity.

May 28, 2020

Exim Mail Transfer Agent Actively Exploited by Russian GRU Cyber Actors

Russian military cyber actors, publicly known as Sandworm Team, have been exploiting a vulnerability in Exim mail transfer agent (MTA) software since at least last August.

May 22, 2020

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Each May the United States celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month to commemorate the vital contributions of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and native Hawaiians to the American story and to recognize some of the challenges they have faced along the way.

May 21, 2020

Secretary of Defense Visits NSA and U.S. Cyber Command

On Wednesday, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper toured the National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Cyber Command’s (USCC) Integrated Cyber Center (ICC) on Fort Meade.

April 30, 2020

A message from NSA Director and Commander, U.S. Cyber Command General Paul M. Nakasone to families

General Paul M. Nakasone, Commander U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service, addresses family members of those at the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command.

April 24, 2020

Working from Home? Select and Use Collaboration Services More Securely

Article about NSA's release of cybersecurity guidance about selecting and safely using collaboration services for telework. NSA released a full and a short version of the guidance. By following the practical guidelines listed in this guidance, users can mitigate some of the risks posed by malicious cyber threat actors. 

April 22, 2020

Detect & Prevent Cyber Attackers from Exploiting Web Servers via Web Shell Malware

NSA Cybersecurity Information Sheet about detecting and mitigating web shell malware.

April 2, 2020

A message from Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to NSA, U.S. Cyber Command

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan addresses NSA, U.S. Cyber Command on the importance of their work during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

March 23, 2020

NSA and Carnegie Mellon University: Partnering on Cybersecurity Research for 20+ Years

NSA has named Carnegie Mellon University a Featured School – and will be highlighting the collaboration on NSA.gov, IntelligenceCareers.gov, and on social media beginning 26 March 2020.

March 20, 2020

The Legacy of Women in American Cryptology: Part 3

As NSA continues to celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re pleased to share the third part in our series highlighting influential women in cryptology with five more groundbreaking pioneers in the field.

March 13, 2020

The Legacy of Women in American Cryptology: Part 2

As NSA continues to celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re pleased to share the second part in our series highlighting influential women in cryptology with five more groundbreaking pioneers in the field.

March 6, 2020

The Legacy of Women in American Cryptology: Part 1

As the National Security Agency (NSA) kicks off Women’s History Month, we celebrate the achievements of women who excelled in the field of cryptology and paved the way for the women of today.

Feb. 24, 2020

NSA Seeking Proposals from Colleges for New Scholarship Program for Students

The National Security Agency is introducing a new program to generate partnerships with colleges and universities and increase its employee pipeline of underrepresented minorities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) fields. 

Feb. 21, 2020

NSA Researcher Wins Prestigious Black Engineer Trailblazer Award

NSA Researcher Dr. Ahmad Ridley was presented with the 2020 Black Engineer of the Year Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award. The award is presented on behalf of Career Communications Group’s U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine and recognizes leaders who are creating new STEM paths for others.

Feb. 18, 2020

Bob Bailey: Cryptologic Hero, and Story

Article about cryptologic contributions of Bob Bailey, a Native American, and a former NSA employee.

Feb. 13, 2020

NSA’s Former Executive Director Wins EEOD Leadership Award

Article about former NSA Executive Director Harry Coker winning the Intelligence Community's Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity (EEOD) Individual Outstanding Leadership Award.

Feb. 12, 2020

Heading to RSA: NSA Brings Innovative Ideas to Cybersecurity Industry

Article previewing NSA's participation in the RSA 2020 conference.

Jan. 29, 2020

U.S. Cyber Command, NSA Poised to Support U.S. Election Security

USCC's Brig. Gen. Hartman & NSA's Dave Imbordino participate in the University of Southern California "Election Cyersecurity Initiative" forum, Jan. 28, 2020.

Jan. 23, 2020

NSA and University of Illinois: Partnering to Secure Networks and Cyber Systems

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) is one of the first universities to partner with NSA on researching the science of security and has been working on cybersecurity problems with NSA for more than 19 years.

Jan. 14, 2020

A Very Important Patch Tuesday

On 14 January 2020, Microsoft released a patch for a Windows 10 vulnerability discovered by NSA (CVE-2020-0601).

Dec. 17, 2019

NSA Research Director Named As First NSA ACM Fellows Recipient

The Association for Computer Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, names NSA Research Director Dr. Deborah Frincke as a 2019 ACM Fellow. She is the first NSA employee to receive the honor.

Dec. 16, 2019

NSA Georgia Research Raises the Stakes at HackGT

For the first time, NSA presented challenges and awarded prizes at HackGT, an annual 36 hour hackathon with more than 1,000 students from more than 80 universities in October 2019, located at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dec. 13, 2019

NSA congratulates Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE)

Article about NSA celebrating the designation and re-designation of 58 academic institutions as Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) at the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) conference in Phoenix, Arizona on 20 November 2019.

Dec. 5, 2019

Ghidra Roars into World Recognition!

The open source version of Ghidra, the NSA Research-developed software reverse engineering (SRE) framework, was awarded the highly-acclaimed 2019 R&D 100 Award! Ghidra was created in the late 1990s and has been a longstanding contributor to NSA’s Cybersecurity mission. With its public release, Ghidra’s sphere of influence has dramatically increased.

Nov. 27, 2019

History highlight: World War II cryptologist serving in the Women's Army Corps

President Trump recently declared November as National Veterans and Military Families month. This month, the National Security Agency has featured a short history series that highlights the contributions of some lesser known cryptologic heroes. This week is the final segment in our three-part series. This week's edition features the story of a World War II cryptologist serving in the Women's Army Corps (WAC).

Nov. 19, 2019

History highlight: A living language resource

National Veterans and Military Families month article about World War II linguist Clarence Yamagata.

Nov. 14, 2019

NSA Inspires the Girl Scouts on Their Way to the Moon

On 19 October, more than 250 Girl Scouts gathered in Hunt Valley, Md. to put their leadership and cybersecurity skills to the test at the inaugural Girl Scouts Cyber Challenge. Their quest was clear: The world’s first moon colony had been hacked, and now they must form an incident response team to determine who hacked their systems and how to stop them. 

Nov. 13, 2019

History highlight: Not a job for a nervous man

Article highlighting the story of a World War I radio intercept operator in honor of National Veterans and Military Families month 2019.

Nov. 13, 2019

Four Celebrated in Cryptologic Hall of Honor Ceremony

The National Security Agency celebrated its 67th birthday Monday, November 4 by honoring four cryptologic greats.These individuals whose contributions to American cryptology placed them among the very best and brightest to ever serve in the once silent world of making and breaking codes.The honorees, including former Director Lt. Gen. Kenneth A.

Nov. 7, 2019

We're Not Bots - People Solving Hard Problems

Keppel Wood recently joined the new Cybersecurity Directorate as the Chief Operations Officer of the Cybersecurity Collaboration Center- 3C for short. “Your network is only as secure as its last patch or latest update, at speed,” says Keppel, who considers herself a computer nerd at heart.

Oct. 31, 2019

There Are Zombies in Our Midst

As smart devices replace static devices, complications arise when it comes to security. For instance, a smart phone has a lifecycle of about two years, in part because companies stop supporting older devices in lieu of updated operating systems, hardware, and new technology developments. Companies are also perpetually looking to sell customers upgraded options with more capabilities. 

Oct. 25, 2019

We’re Not Bots – We’re Ohana

What’s unique about National Security Agency Hawai’i is not only the palm trees and never-ending sunshine, it’s the fact that they’re collocated with their primary customer, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. In short, they’re one big Ohana. That’s Hawaiian for family, which is what keeps G Galloway (known as “G”) excited to come to work every day.

Oct. 25, 2019

NSA Article - Innovation and Diversity - We want to see you in Honolulu!

Innovation drives the success of NSA mission, and the diversity of NSA’s workforce fosters that innovation through ideas and contributions of individuals from different backgrounds.

Oct. 18, 2019

We’re Not Bots: Bots Can’t Build Partnerships 

Training the next generation of cyber talent is Emily Fox’s passion. She wears many hats, serving as NSA’s DevOps security lead, a volunteer with NSA’s K-12 STEM programs, open source contributor, and Girl Scout leader. In every role, Fox’s goal is to inform and educate the next generation of women in technology.

Oct. 17, 2019

Creating and Cracking NSA’s Codebreaker Challenge

More than 100 students packed into a classroom at Oregon State University (OSU) recently to get unique insight into NSA’s Codebreaker Challenge from its creator, Eric Bryant.

Oct. 7, 2019

NSA Cybersecurity Advisory: Malicious Cyber Actors Leveraging VPN Vulnerabilities for Attack; Check VPN Products for Upgrade

The National Security Agency is alerting that multiple Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors are currently exploiting various VPN vulnerabilities to gain access to unprotected networks.

Oct. 7, 2019

NSA Employee Satisfaction Continues to Rise

The results from this year’s Intelligence Community (IC) Climate Survey show the people who work at NSA are dedicated- saying they are constantly looking for ways to do their jobs better, to collaborate with each other, and enjoy work-life balance.

Oct. 1, 2019

Strengthening the Front Line: NSA Launches New Cybersecurity Directorate

Article explaining NSA's new Cybersecurity Directorate.

Sept. 20, 2019

NSA Launches Latest Codebreaker Challenge

Article about NSA launching its 20 September 2019 to 10 January 2010 Codebreaker Challenge competition for students at U.S. based academic institutions.

Sept. 4, 2019

NSA and UH Mānoa: Partnering to Produce the Talent and Tools for Tomorrow

Over the past 12 years, NSA and UH Mānoa have partnered to work on hard mission problems and educate the workforce of the future both in language and cybersecurity. The partnership began in 2007 when UH Mānoa started offering NSA employees – particularly military members – specialized courses in Chinese and eventually Korean. The intensive six week courses improve skills in language and culture, and can yield up to 16 credits toward a college degree.

Sept. 3, 2019

Time to Sharpen Pencils and Change Passwords

Article reminding parents and students to follow best cybersecurity practices as students return to school in the fall.

Aug. 7, 2019

NSA Hosts Top Pentagon Enlisted Leaders to Showcase Mission

U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) and National Security Agency (NSA) showcased their partnership at the annual Defense Senior Enlisted Leader Conference July 23, 2019. Twenty of the Pentagon’s top enlisted leaders converged at the agency’s new Integrated Cyber Center to engage in forums centered on national defense priorities.

July 25, 2019

Four Cryptologic Giants will be Inducted into the Cryptologic Hall of Honor

The Center for Cryptologic History and Strategic Communications are pleased to announce the 2019 induction of four cryptologic forerunners into the Cryptologic Hall of Honor.

July 23, 2019

Teaching the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals

Our nation continues to face a shortage of cybersecurity professionals but GenCyber camps, established in 2014, are intended to help address this deficit.

July 23, 2019

FAQ: NSA/CSS Cybersecurity Directorate

Q: What is NSA’s Cybersecurity Directorate and what is its mission? A: NSA’s Cybersecurity Directorate is a major organization that unifies NSA’s foreign intelligence and cyber defense missions and is charged with preventing and eradicating threats to National Security Systems and the Defense Industrial Base. 

June 27, 2019

NSA Executive Director Presents NSA Awards at 2019 International Science and Engineering Fair

NSA’s Laboratory for Advanced Cybersecurity Research led a team of judges to select 17 students for awards in the fields of science of security, mathematics, material science, and cyber pioneer.

June 14, 2019

Cybersecurity Excellence: CAE Program Designates 29 Colleges and Universities 

Twenty years ago, the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) program hosted its first designation ceremony as part of the Third Annual Conference of the National Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education in Palisades, New York.

June 12, 2019

Defense Language Institute and National Cryptologic School Agreement Helps U.S. Service Personnel Earn Associate Degree

The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) and NSA’s National Cryptologic School (NCS) signed an agreement that enables U.S. service members to apply NCS completed coursework toward an Associate of Arts in Foreign Language degree from DLIFLC.

June 10, 2019

2018 Cryptologic Hall of Honor Member Dick Bernard Receives Award

NSA inducts Mr. Richard L. "Dick" Bernard into the NSA Cryptologic Hall of Honor, May 8, 2019.

June 6, 2019

History Today: D-Day 1944

Intelligence collection on the locations of German defensive mines off the coast of Normandy was crucial to successfully transporting the first combat units to the beaches 75 years ago.

June 4, 2019

NSA Cybersecurity Advisory: Patch Remote Desktop Services on Legacy Versions of Windows

NSA advisory urging Microsoft Windows administrators and users to ensure they are using a patched and updated system in the face of growing cybersecurity threats.

May 30, 2019

Educating the Next Generation of Cyber Warriors: National Centers of Academic Excellence Celebrate 20th Anniversary

NSA and its academic, industry, agency partners are at the forefront of fostering the next generation of cyber warriors. As the National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) program continues to grow, the focus remains on promoting higher education and research in cyber defense to produce professionals that are prepared to solve tomorrow’s problems.

May 28, 2019

Remembering a Cryptologic Hero

On 28 May 2019, GEN Paul Nakasone, USA, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, NSA/ Chief, CSS hosted the NSA/CSS Cryptologic Memorial Wall Observance in honor of SSG Donald D. Daugherty, USA (20 February 1937 to 13 April 1966), who lost his life in South Vietnam.

May 18, 2019

NSA Celebrates America’s Armed Forces & Police at the National Cryptologic Museum

More than 1,300 people attended NSA's 2019 Armed Forces & National Police Celebration at the National Cryptologic Museum. Visitors enjoyed a variety of activities that included brain twisters by NSA’s K-12 Outreach, martial arts demonstrations and face painting by U.S. Marines, military and police working dog demonstrations, weapons displays by military and NSA Police, and World War II displays.

April 30, 2019

Niagarafiles Keep Data Flowing

Water flowing freely can cause a huge mess! Think about an overflowing storm drain, or a flooding stream. Data flows in a similar way, fast-paced at the speed of today’s business world. NSA’s Niagrafiles provides a way to stream this rapidly-flowing data across systems for automated storage, management, and manipulation in real-time. This open source technology was released by the National Security Agency in 2014 through the NSA Technology Transfer Program. 

April 30, 2019

Balancing Business: Diane Dunshee’s Recipe for Success

The three women executives who lead business operations at NSA may appear like everyday citizens, but at work they are pushing the envelope and paving the way for the next generation of female leaders in the U.S. Intelligence Community. In this article, we introduce you to Diane Dunshee, Deputy Director of Business Management & Acquisition.

April 22, 2019

NSA Wins 2019 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award for Innovative East Campus Reclaimed Water Project

The NSA’s East Campus Water Reclamation Team has been recognized as a winner of the 2019 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award. The team’s achievement highlights its innovative use of reclaimed water as an environmentally and economically sustainable method for delivering cooling water to the first phase of the Agency’s East Campus (EC).

April 2, 2019

Balancing Business: Kathy Zuback Vaults Over Hurdles On and Off The Track

The three women executives who lead business operations at NSA may appear like everyday citizens, but at work they are pushing the envelope and paving the way for the next generation of female leaders in the U.S. Intelligence Community. In this article, we introduce you to Kathy Zuback, Director of Business Management & Acquisition.

March 30, 2019

Leadership Through Storytelling

Growing up, Marianne Bailey’s father introduced her to the world of technology and told her she could be whatever she wanted to be. Over the years, she had many mentors, like her high school physics teacher, giving her that same message. A message she is passing on to future generations.

March 29, 2019

Valuing Diversity: The Women Behind the Dragon

Back in 1994, when Gwen Lilly started as an intern in the National Security Agency’s CryptoMath Program (CMP), she had no idea that she’d be contributing to the creation and eventual release of one of the most publicly appreciated cyber defense tools - but that’s exactly where her career led her.

March 27, 2019

The Women Who Keep NSA Running

There is a common saying in the Department of Defense, “logistics wins wars.” And the National Security Agency is bringing a fresh perspective to that critical component: Women. Kathy Harris, Carol Stylc, Judy Bonucci, Kristie Coulbourn, Tammy Creighton, Dawn Witchey, and Pat Reese are moving in on what has traditionally been a male-dominated field and, as Chief of Logistics, Kathy Harris puts it, “we are making sure people have what they need to do their job.”

March 25, 2019

NSA Named Among Top Supporters of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

NSA has made a large effort to engage with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to increase its talent and diversity and the effort is paying off. The Agency was ranked No. 2 in the list of 2019 Top 10 Government Supporters of HBCU Engineering Programs released by US Black Engineer and Information Technology (USBE) magazine.

March 25, 2019

No Woman Is an Island: Chief Nina Ung Finds Strength in Collaboration

News article about Chief Master Sergeant Nina Ung, the Directorate of Operations Senior Enlisted Leader in National Security Agency Hawai’i (NSA-H).

March 19, 2019

NSA and UTSA: Partnering to Meet Cybersecurity Challenges

The University of Texas at San Antonio has been named an NSA Featured School.

March 13, 2019

NSA Technology Transfer Program Shares Hot Technologies

Article about the NSA Technology Transfer Program's portfolio of available technologies.

March 8, 2019

NSA Researcher Dr. Dave Mountain: Developing Flexible Technology for Difficult Challenges

Article about NSA Technology Transfer Program releasing for licensing flexible circuit technology invented by Dr. David Mountain.

March 5, 2019

Ghidra -- the Software Reverse Engineering Tool You’ve Been Waiting for -- is Here!

Article announcing NSA's release of the Ghidra software tool.

March 4, 2019

NSA @ RSA

Article highlighting NSA's participation at the 2019 RSA Conference in San Francisco, California.

March 1, 2019

CTICS Shannon Kent Honored on Cryptologic Memorial Wall

Article detailing the memorial ceremony for CTICS Shannon Kent.

Feb. 27, 2019

New Software Helps to Mitigate Supply Chain Management Risk

Article about NSA and the Trusted Computing Group releasing software and standards for a supply chain validation process that can be used for any computing device.

Jan. 23, 2019

NSA and N.C. A&T: Partnering for a Diverse Workforce

As a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) with a  focus in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) has partnered with the National Security Agency (NSA) for over 20 years.

Dec. 20, 2018

Cybersecurity: What is Credential Stuffing?

NSA cybersecurity article about credential stuffing attacks, data breaches, and how to protect yourself.

Nov. 7, 2018

In the Spotlight: Kimberly Ferguson-Walter

In the Spotlight Article on Kimberly Ferguson-Walter