NSA News & Highlights

Aug. 29, 2000

NIAP Approves First Private Industry Testing Labs for Common Criteria Evaluations

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have announced the approval of the first four private industry testing laboratories to perform information technology security product evaluations according to procedures established by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP).

July 31, 2000

Director of National Security Agency Welcomes MG Harry D. Gatanas, Senior Acquisition Executive

Lt Gen Michael V. Hayden USAF Director National Security Agency has created a new executive-level position to oversee the Agency's acquisition process and has appointed retired Major General Harry D. Gatanas for the position.

July 10, 2000

William B. Black, Jr., Former NSA Employee, Nominated as New Deputy Director

National Security Agency (NSA) Director Lt Gen Michael V. Hayden has nominated former Agency employee Mr. William B. Black Jr. as the next Deputy Director of the Agency pending approval by the Secretary of Defense and the President of the United States.

July 10, 2000

National Security Agency's Deputy Director Receives Top Intelligence Community Medal

National Security Agency (NSA) Deputy Director and Massachusetts native Barbara McNamara recently received the highest honor within the United States Intelligence Community for her almost four decades of service to the country.

June 7, 2000

NSA to Pursue Government-Industry Partnership for Information Technology Infrastructure Services

In a move to modernize and improve its information technology infrastructure (ITI) the National Security Agency plans to pursue private sector performance of its non-mission related IT support.

May 23, 2000

Membership in International Computer Security Arrangement Increases to Thirteen Nations

International support is growing for a common information technology (IT) security product evaluation methodology, as six additional countries join the Common Criteria Mutual Recognition Arrangement.

April 27, 2000

NSA Deputy Director Accepts New Assignment

The Director National Security Agency (NSA) Lt Gen Michael V. Hayden has nominated Miss Barbara McNamara currently the Deputy Director for the position of Special United States Liaison Officer London England.

April 24, 2000

National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Committee (NSTISSC) Designates Four Institutions as Meeting NSTISSC Training Standards

The National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Committee has announced the designation of four training institutions as meeting NSTISSC standards.

April 14, 2000

NSA Announces Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education for the Year 2000

The National Security Agency (NSA) has designated the following universities as Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.

April 12, 2000

Statement for the Record by Lt Gen Michael V. Hayden, USAF, Director Before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Lt Gen Michael V. Hayden provides an overview of the regulation and oversight of the National Security Agency's electronic surveillance activities [April 12, 2000].