NSA News & Highlights

Dec. 15, 2020

Minnie McNeal Kenny

The NSA career of Minnie McNeal Kenny, Hall of Honor and African American Honoree.

Dec. 7, 2020

Russian State-Sponsored Malicious Cyber Actors Exploit Known Vulnerability in Virtual Workspaces

The National Security Agency (NSA) released a Cybersecurity Advisory today detailing how Russian state-sponsored actors have been exploiting a vulnerability in VMware® products to access protected data on affected systems.

Dec. 1, 2020

NSA-Texas Gives Back to the Community During Pandemic

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the number of families in San Antonio and surrounding areas needing food assistance has nearly doubled.

Nov. 30, 2020

MSgt Frances Dupris Honored Nationally for Work in Promoting STEM Learning

MSgt Frances Dupris has championed the advancement of Native Americans since she joined the U.S. Air Force 19 years ago.

Nov. 30, 2020

Winner of NSA’s 8th Annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Research Paper Competition

The National Security Agency’s Research Directorate selected “Spectre Attacks: Exploiting Speculative Execution” as the winner of its 8th Annual Best Cybersecurity Research Paper competition

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.