NSA News & Highlights

Dec. 29, 2020

NSA Employee Produces More than 1,000 Face Coverings to Combat COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused a feeling of helplessness for many across the globe. From friends and family putting their lives on hold to those working in the medical field risking their lives on the front lines, no one has been left unaffected.

Dec. 21, 2020

Virtual Hall of Honor Ceremony Celebrates Five Cryptologic Heroes

A non-traditional ceremony marked the creative way NSA hosted this year’s annual celebration, which honored five pioneers in the field of American cryptology.

Dec. 21, 2020

NSA Year in Review

The pandemic affected everyone this year, but our mission didn’t slow down. As our Director, GEN Paul Nakasone said, we “are one team, and each of us contributes our unique expertise to a mission that is all the more critical in times of crisis.”

Dec. 18, 2020

Office of Information Management Displays 'Thankful Tree' at NSA headquarters

As the Agency approaches the end of a difficult year that brought numerous challenges to people across the globe, appreciating those we care for and the things we have is more important than ever.

Dec. 17, 2020

NSA Cybersecurity Advisory: Malicious Actors Abuse Authentication Mechanisms to Access Cloud Resources

In response to ongoing cybersecurity events, the National Security Agency (NSA) released a Cybersecurity Advisory Thursday “Detecting Abuse of Authentication Mechanisms.” This advisory provides guidance to National Security System (NSS), Department of Defense (DoD), and Defense Industrial Base (DIB) network administrators to detect and mitigate against malicious cyber actors who are manipulating trust in federated authentication environments to access protected data in the cloud.

Dec. 15, 2020

Lester K. Myers

About Lester K. Myers, former NSA Senior Language Analyst, mentor, and 2020 Hall of Honor inductee.

Dec. 15, 2020

Dr. Whitfield Diffie

About Dr. Whitfield Diffie, computer security pioneer and 2020 Hall of Honor inductee.

Dec. 15, 2020

Barbara A. McNamara

About Barbara A. McNamara, former NSA Executive Assistant to the Director, former NSA representative to the Department of Defense, former Deputy Director NSA, and 2020 Hall of Honor inductee.

Dec. 15, 2020

Dr. David Kahn

About Dr. David Kahn, Journalist, Author, former NSA Scholar-in-Residence, and 2020 Hall of Honor inductee.

Dec. 15, 2020

George R. Cotter

About George R. Cotter, former NSA Chief of Staff, NSA Chief Scientist, and 2020 Hall of Honor inductee.