NSA News & Highlights

May 7, 2004

The United States Merchant Marine Academy wins the 2004 Cyber Defense Exercise

The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) took top honors recently over each of the five U.S. service academies in the Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX), a one-of-a-kind training tool designed to prepare these students to protect and defend the nation's critical information systems.

May 5, 2004

NSA Announces the Designation of Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education

The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security jointly announce the designation of the following universities as National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education for academic years 2004 through 2007.

April 22, 2004

National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Form New Partnership to Increase National Focus on Cyber Security Education

The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) and the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced an agreement to expand the NSA Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education Program.

April 7, 2004

National Security Agency To Hire 1500 People by September 2004

The National Security Agency intends to hire approximately 1,500 people by September 2004 in an effort to meet the increasing needs of the ever-changing Intelligence Community.

Feb. 26, 2004

National Security Agency / Central Security Service Launches New Web Site

On 24 February 2004 the National Security Agency/Central Security Service announced its new and improved Internet web site. Located at the same Internet protocol address the new site offers a drastically enhanced graphical design complete with interactive navigation and multimedia elements.

Nov. 14, 2003

Harry Gatanas Returns to the National Security Agency as Senior Acquisition Executive

Lt Gen Michael V. Hayden, Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service (NSA/CSS), USAF, is pleased to announce that Mr. Harry D. Gatanas, a retired Army general, will be returning to NSA and reassuming the responsibilities of Senior Acquisition Executive (SAE).

Nov. 5, 2003

Statement for the Record by Mr. William B. Black, Deputy Director, National Security Agency, before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Mr. William Black reports on the National Security Agency's (NSA) progress in meeting the Human Resources (HR) and diversity challenges that are central to the continued transformation of the NSA [November 5, 2003].

Sept. 12, 2003

National Security Agency's National Cryptologic Museum Unveils Language Exhibit

On 15 September 2003 at 1:30 p.m. Mr. William B. Black Jr. Deputy Director National Security Agency (NSA) will unveil a new exhibit at the National Cryptologic Museum highlighting the critical role cryptologic language analysts play in defending our nation's security.

June 12, 2003

NSA Inducts Four Pioneers into the National Cryptologic Museum's Hall of Honor

The Hall of Honor, created in 1999, pays tribute to the pioneers and heroes who have made significant and long-lasting contributions to American cryptology.