News | Nov. 1, 2021

NSA Honored with Two DoD Disability Awards

FORT MEADE, Md. — NSA was recently recognized during the Department of Defense (DoD) 41st Annual Disability Awards Ceremony. The event, held virtually earlier this month, honored the NSA as Best Intelligence Component and an Agency affiliate as a DoD 2021 Annual Disability Awards Outstanding Employee.

“We are both honored and energized by these recognitions and thank those who have taken part in an initiative, who lead efforts to drive greater accessibility, or whose daily interactions help make up the culture of inclusion that we strive to foster at NSA” said Liz Brooks, NSA Director of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion.

The Best Intelligence Component award recognized NSA as a consistent DoD leader in the employment of individuals with disabilities. It also highlighted the Agency’s efforts to increase accessibility of information and communication technology for all employees by proactively adopting comprehensive accessibility standards beyond that required by law. NSA has been honored with this recognition several times.

The employee honored was one of 18 outstanding service members and civilian employees recognized during the event for exemplary service. He was recognized for his contributions in advancing and safeguarding the NSA mission for more than nine years, while also excelling in leadership.

These awards come on the heels of another honor recently bestowed on the Agency: the NSA was named 2021 Public-Sector Employee of the Year by Careers & the disABLED magazine.

“Although we still have work to do, these awards reflect the agency's unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion,” Ms. Brooks said.