News | Aug. 23, 2022

‘Where Intelligence Goes to Work’: NSA recruitment efforts never stop

The National Security Agency’s (NSA) greatest strength is truly the people and the workforce behind the mission.
 
“NSA’s people have been a competitive advantage for the Agency and the Nation for over 65 years,” said GEN Paul M. Nakasone, Commander, USCYBERCOM, Director, NSA/Chief, CSS. “The national security demands on signals intelligence and cybersecurity are growing increasingly complex — our technical and professional skills must evolve to meet those demands.”
 
In order to retain the Agency’s competitive advantage, NSA’s recruitment effort has been growing and strengthening to support the Director’s goal to build and sustain a diverse, expert workforce.


The Agency is constantly looking for innovative ways to find individuals who possess the skills needed to fill some of the Agency’s most critical vacancies, including computer scientists, software engineers, and data analysts.
 
To be competitive with private industry for the best and brightest talent, NSA is focused on advancing its hiring technology, improving the candidate experience, and shortening the application timeline.

Implementing state-of-the-art technology aids in the Agency’s effort to reduce the hiring process timeline. Employing new dashboards help to improve efficiencies of NSA’s hiring teams, as well as enhancing the overall candidate experience.

NSA’s corporate diversity hiring strategy helps the Agency compete for skilled, diverse talent through sustainable and collaborative recruitment and hiring efforts that yield long term outcomes.

Participation in worldwide cybersecurity conferences and visits with students from various colleges and universities by GEN Nakasone are just some of the many steps that NSA is taking to boost the unprecedented recruitment effort.


The newest recruitment effort is the display located on the perimeter of BWI’s concourse A/B food court, which includes brief descriptions of NSA’s partnerships, mission, and includes a website link and QR code for travelers to learn more about the Agency and discover potential career opportunities.
These ongoing efforts serve to shine the light on NSA as a top-notch employer, and propel the Agency into the future.
 
“Working at NSA means driving mission success alongside a diverse group of exceptional people,” GEN Nakasone said. “Attracting top talent is critical to ensuring our Agency continues to thrive and meet national security outcomes well into the future.”

Visit NSA.gov/careers or intelligencecareers.gov/NSA for more information on employment opportunities to start your NSA career journey.