NSA News & Highlights

May 2, 2002

NSA Continues Acquisition Reform Efforts by Awarding Its First Multiple Set-Aside for Small Business Contract

The National Security Agency (NSA) has achieved another milestone in its reformed acquisition program by making the first-ever, multiple prime contract awards to 14 Washington-Baltimore area small businesses under the NSA Set-Aside for Small Business (NSETS) program.

April 12, 2002

NSA Formalizes Relationship with the American Red Cross for Providing Blood Donations

On Friday, 12 April 2002, the National Security Agency (NSA) and the American Red Cross formalized an ongoing twenty-seven-year partnership and recognized significant contributions made by NSA in facilitating blood donations by employees in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. metropolitan area.

March 14, 2002

NSA Develops INFOSEC Assessment Training and Rating Program

The National Security Agency has developed a new evaluation program for the benefit of government and industry organizations seeking to improve the INFOSEC posture of their information systems and networks.

March 8, 2002

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

The NSA designated the following universities as Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education for academic years 2002 through 2005.

Feb. 6, 2002

National Security Agency Receives Resolution From Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates

Lieutenant General Michael V. Hayden USAF Director National Security Agency/Chief Central Security Service received a Resolution from The Honorable Casper R. Taylor Jr. Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates this morning at the Maryland State House in Annapolis.

Nov. 15, 2001

NSA Statement Regarding "Reported" Reductions in Force

Press accounts of 400 National Security Agency (NSA) employees preparing for lay-offs are not based on official NSA statements.

July 31, 2001

National Security Agency Outsources Areas of Non-Mission Information Technology to CSC-Led Alliance Team

The National Security Agency (NSA) has established an official government-industry partnership for Information Technology Infrastructure (ITI) services within the areas of Telephony Distributed Computing Enterprise Management and Networks by awarding a prime contract on 31 July 2001 to the CSC-led Alliance Team.

July 17, 2001

Director of National Security Agency Welcomes Two New Hires to His Senior Leadership Team

National Security Agency (NSA) Director Lt Gen Michael V. Hayden USAF has filled two key positions on his senior leadership team after completing an extensive selection review process of highly qualified individuals from both inside and outside of NSA.