NSA News & Highlights

May 12, 2021

Making a Difference over 30 Years with the NSA Police

PFC SP came to NSA more than 30 years ago because she needed a full-time job. She’d been working several part-time jobs and heard the Federal Government had opportunities. A job in law enforcement was not on her radar, but she filled out the paperwork and got the job.

May 10, 2021

NSA, ODNI and CISA Release 5G Analysis Paper

The National Security Agency (NSA), in partnership with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), published an analysis paper today which identifies and assesses risks and vulnerabilities introduced by 5G adoption. The Potential Threat Vectors to 5G Infrastructure analysis paper informs national 5G stakeholders of these issues to develop a comprehensive approach to solutions. 

May 7, 2021

Profiling DEFSMAC on National Space Day 2021

In April 1964, with the stroke of his pen, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara signed a U.S. Department of Defense Directive, and the Defense Special Missile and Astronautics Center was born.

May 7, 2021

NSA CISA, FBI, and the UK NCSC further expose Russian Intelligence Cyber Tactics

The National Security Agency (NSA), the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) jointly released an unclassified cybersecurity advisory, “Further TTPs associated with SVR cyber actors” today.

April 30, 2021

NSA Congratulates the NCF on their 25th Anniversary and Announces Partnership

This year marks the 25th Anniversary for the National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF), formerly known as the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation. In celebration of this silver jubilee, the National Security Agency (NSA) is announcing a commitment to strengthen our partnership with the NCF with a focus on increasing educational and public engagement opportunities centered on cybersecurity.

April 30, 2021

Unique Competitive Advantages Drive Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin's Visit to NSAW

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III got a firsthand look into the offensive and defensive cyberspace operations in an eventful afternoon at NSA-Washington’s East Campus on Tuesday. It was the retired four-star Army general’s first official visit to U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) and NSA as Secretary of Defense.

April 22, 2021

NSA’s Contributions to a Greener Planet

In 2009, government agencies were asked to assess their energy usage and environmental efforts to strategically move towards sustainability for the Federal government and because of this assessment, the National Security Agency made a commitment towards proactive environmental stewardship to our employees and neighboring communities through green environmental strategies and by building innovative structures.

April 15, 2021

Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Exploiting Five Publicly Known Vulnerabilities to Compromise U.S. and Allied Networks

The National Security Agency (NSA), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) jointly released a Cybersecurity Advisory, “Russian SVR Targets U.S. and Allied Networks,” today to expose ongoing Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) exploitation of five publicly known vulnerabilities.

April 13, 2021

NSA Launches LPS Qubit Collaboratory

Today the National Security Agency’s Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) launched the LPS Qubit Collaboratory (LQC), a Quantum Information Science research center in support of the U.S. National Quantum Initiative. The LQC offers a mechanism for collaborative research between LPS and academia, industry, FFRDCs, and Government Laboratories.

April 12, 2021

National Cryptologic Museum: A Reimagined Experience of Cryptologic History

The National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) is working on overdrive creating a reimagined experience of cryptologic history for first-time and repeat visitors alike.