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May 28, 2021

Women in STEM: Hieu-Hanh Do, Information System Security Officer

As advances across the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) continue to be pivotal in the way NSA accomplishes our mission, NSA’s office of Capabilities is committed to empowering women to take an active role in that transformation. Read on to find out how Information System Security Officer Hieu-Hanh Do went from becoming an accountant to serving as an Information System Security Officer.

Feb. 26, 2021

The most prestigious trophy

One June 2, 1948, Sir Edward Travis, director of the U.K.’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), sent a letter to “Joe,” Captain Joseph Wenger, of the U.S. Naval Cryptologic Activity, Washington. Both organizations were successors to the wartime units that had cooperated in exploiting the communications of the Axis Powers in World War II.

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.

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.

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 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.

Feb. 18, 2020

Bob Bailey: Cryptologic Hero, and Story

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

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. 1, 2019

Strengthening the Front Line: NSA Launches New Cybersecurity Directorate

Article explaining NSA's new Cybersecurity Directorate.

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.

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 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.

March 13, 2019

NSA Technology Transfer Program Shares Hot Technologies

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

Dec. 20, 2018

Cybersecurity: What is Credential Stuffing?

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

Aug. 13, 2018

Measuring Stress in a High-Risk Environment

Article on the Cyber Operations Stress Survey (COSS), an assessment developed by NSA researchers Dr. Celeste Lyn Paul and Dr. Josiah Dykstra. Organizations can use the COSS to assess employee stress or measure the stress-lowering benefits of policy changes and technical mitigations.

May 4, 2018

NSA Welcomes General Paul Nakasone as Agency Director

NSA Welcomes General Paul Nakasone as Agency Director

April 18, 2018

New NSA-funded "Lablets" to Advance the Science of Security and Privacy

Newly funded NSA 'Lablets' to help develop cybersecurity and privacy breakthroughs for guarding cyberspace.

April 5, 2018

NSA's Cybersecurity Operations Mission in the Public Eye

As cybersecurity threats continue to evolve, NSA's NCTOC is well equipped to defend and protect our Nation's critical networks.

March 28, 2018

U.S. Naval Academy wins the inaugural NSA Cyber Exercise

The United States Naval Academy takes home the inaugural NSA Cyber Exercise Trophy

March 27, 2018

Women of NSA Champion Leadership

This year, NSA honors some of our cryptologic pioneers who foster change and shape the workplace for the better. We asked several of these women to shed some light on their personal stories, which make all of us stronger on the whole.

March 14, 2018

The Inaugural NSA Cyber Exercise, former Cyber Defense Exercise, brings new cyber competition to U.S. Service Academy Cadets and Midshipmen

NCX is a new cyber competition, developing and testing the cyber skills of U.S. Service Academies' cadets and midshipmen.

March 8, 2018

In The Spotlight: Language Enthusiast Drives Nationwide Impact

NSA language expert leads nationwide effort to teach students and educators less commonly taught languages critical to national security.

Dec. 21, 2017

NSA Hosts Largest Ever Career Invitational; 300+ Receive Job Offers

Hundreds of hopeful job seekers converged at a local hotel on 28 November, marking the National Security Agency's largest career invitational held to date.

Oct. 24, 2017

In the Spotlight: An NSA employee's passion leads to a STAR Award

NSA receives the 2017 Government Agency of the Year STAR Award from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.

Sept. 15, 2017

NSA's 2017 Codebreaker Challenge: Can you crack the code?

Register for the 2017 Codebreaker Challenge.

July 14, 2017

NSA recognizes future cyber experts and mathematicians at Intel ISEF 2017

The National Security Agency Research Directorate (RD) recently awarded rising science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) stars for their projects in cyber security and mathematics research at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles, CA. ISEF brings together thousands of students from around the world to showcase their innovative ideas to the STEM community.

July 12, 2017

National Cryptologic Museum Debuts Service & Sacrifice, Real Time Regional Gateway Exhibits

The National Cryptologic Museum's two newest exhibits, 'Service and Sacrifice' and 'Real Time Regional Gateway,' include stories of some of the ultimate sacrifices made on the land, in the sea, and in the air by cryptologists in uniform, while also presenting actions the National Security Agency (NSA) has taken to protect the lives of front-line troops.

June 26, 2017

NSA Technology Transfer Program Releases Latest NSA Patent Portfolio

The National Security Agency's (NSA) Technology Transfer Program announces an updated portfolio of NSA patents available for licensing.

June 21, 2017

NSA Recognizes 29th Annual Law Day

The National Security Agency's 29th Annual Law Day recognizes NSA and IC lawyers, past and present, for their commitment to upholding the rule of law within their agencies.

April 14, 2017

CDX 2017: The winner is …

The Cyber Defense Exercise is designed to challenge the cyber skills of cadets and midshipmen from U.S. and Canadian military Service academies, the next generation of cyber warriors.

April 10, 2017

Cadets and midshipmen from the U.S. and Canadian military Service academies return today for the 17th annual Cyber Defense Exercise.

The Cyber Defense Exercise is designed to challenge the cyber skills of cadets and midshipmen from U.S. and Canadian military Service academies, the next generation of cyber warriors.

Feb. 14, 2017

NSA's Response to Hostage Events: Swift and Enduring

The National Security Agency mission supports the efforts made to bring U.S. persons home.

Jan. 18, 2017

NSA's Women in STEM: Diverse Roots Add Up

NSA Women in STEM discuss how diversity makes a positive impact on the mission.

Dec. 14, 2016

NSA Professionals: Deployed to Carry out the Mission

The National Security Agency is prepared to support U.S. warfighters around the world.

Nov. 22, 2016

NSA Professionals: A Calling and An Honor

At the National Security Agency, we thank the dedicated men and women who work around the clock to keep our nation safe.

Aug. 9, 2016

NSA Research Sponsors Special Award for Young Scientists and Engineers

The NSA Research Directorate hosted award winners from the Intel Science and Engineering Fair for a visit.

Feb. 10, 2016

Cryptologic History Symposium

Learn about the next Cryptologic History Symposium to be held on 19-20 October 2017.

Feb. 8, 2016

75th Anniversary of a Key U.S. Visit to Bletchley Park

The world's most important signals-intelligence liaison relationship began 75 years ago - between the United States and the United Kingdom - on February 8, 1941.

Feb. 8, 2016

75th Anniversary of a Key U.S. Visit to Bletchley Park

The world's most important signals-intelligence liaison relationship began 75 years ago - between the United States and the United Kingdom - on February 8, 1941.

Nov. 4, 2015

NSA Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the National Cryptologic School

NSA Public Information News and Information - 50th Anniversary of the National Cryptologic School

Oct. 2, 2015

October 2015 Puzzle Periodical

October 2015 Puzzle Periodical; Puzzle created by Ben E., Applied Research Mathematician, NSA

Sept. 16, 2015

Are You Up to the Challenge? NSA Issues the 2015 Codebreaker Challenge for College Students

Witness the annual Codebreaker Challenge to gain a better understanding of the agency's mission to defend and protect the nation.

Sept. 11, 2015

A True Patriot: Medal of Honor Recipient Inspires NSA/CSS Workforce

Cpl. Carpenter, the youngest recipient of the Medal of Honor, recently spoke at NSA/CSS as part of the agency"s Encouragement Initiative, a series of speaking events meant to inspire and inform the workforce.

June 17, 2010

NSA Web Site is Great for Kids

The American Liberty Association (ALA) has selected NSA's CryptoKids webpage as one of the 2010 Great Web Sites for Kids.