AURORA, Col. - The groundbreaking for the new Joint Cryptologic Center (JCC) at NSA Colorado (NSAC) recently took place on Buckley Space Force Base in Aurora, Colorado.
Construction will begin next month on the building, which will house dedicated administrative office space for the NSAC Service Cryptologic Elements and the new Rocky Mountain Learning Center, used for unclassified training. Initial occupancy is projected for spring 2026.
“Being present for the Joint Cryptologic Center groundbreaking reaffirms the tight collaboration between NSA/CSS Washington and NSAC, as well as our enterprise-wide emphasis on training as a critical component to a successful career at NSA,” NSA Executive Director Catherine Aucella said.
Along with Ms. Aucella, those in attendance included NSAC Director Jenna M. Seidel, leaders from NSA’s Talent Learning & Development group, and all six military services’ Service Cryptologic Elements assigned to NSAC.
Seidel led attendees on a tour of the Joint Component Command Headquarters facility, where NSAC’s Service Cryptologic Elements manage their leadership and service support functions. She explained the comprehensive training needs of the NSAC workforce that the Enterprise’s newest learning center will address.
NSA’s Military Construction team conducted a briefing on the floorplan and project milestones, as well as detailing the construction footprint for the new building.
“This is a facility that builds upon the natural collaboration across the military and civilian workforce at NSA/CSS Colorado,” said Randy Westfall, NSA’s Chief of Installations and Logistics.
NSA Talent, Learning, and Development leadership agreed, as one leader explained the merits of the learning center: “This space offers a state-of-the art location for learning for the NSAC workforce, especially the Weapons and Space Readiness/TechSIGINT Revitalization members.”
Spirits were high as Seidel concluded, “We look forward to a modernized facility to support the day-to-day demands of our military service elements, and the training needs of the workforce.”
Read more about NSA’s commitment to professional development at NSA.gov/careers.