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July 28, 2021

Dr. Caldwell

As advances across the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) continue to be pivotal in the way NSA accomplishes our mission, NSA’s office of Capabilities is committed to empowering women to take an active role in that transformation. This new series aims to highlight the women working in STEM fields across Capabilities. Read on to find out how Technical Director Dr. Caldwell found her passion at an early age and how she thinks we can continue to advance women in STEM at NSA.

June 30, 2021

Alex W.

Alex is a Computer Software Developer who specializes in embedded systems programming. Embedded systems are specialized programs meant to run in environments with limited resources and are often part of a larger system. Programming these systems requires knowledge of not only the limitations of the environment (small memory, low processing power, etc.), but the capabilities of the language used to write the program in order to maximize the program’s efficiency.

June 28, 2021

NSA’s Women in STEM: Pursuing Passions in Problem Solving

Deputy Chief Information Officer La’Naia Jones’ path to the National Security Agency began just down the road near Annapolis, Maryland, where her passion for problem solving grew while she attended grade school.

Dec. 21, 2020

NSA Year in Review

The pandemic affected everyone this year, but our mission didn’t slow down. As our Director, GEN Paul Nakasone said, we “are one team, and each of us contributes our unique expertise to a mission that is all the more critical in times of crisis.”

Nov. 30, 2020

MSgt Frances Dupris Honored Nationally for Work in Promoting STEM Learning

MSgt Frances Dupris has championed the advancement of Native Americans since she joined the U.S. Air Force 19 years ago.

Sept. 21, 2020

Janelle Romano recognized for extraordinary work in Maryland cybersecurity industry

The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. presented Janelle Romano with the 2020 Cyber Warrior Woman Award last week. This award recognizes extraordinary women who perform extraordinary work in Maryland’s cybersecurity industry.

Feb. 21, 2020

NSA Researcher Wins Prestigious Black Engineer Trailblazer Award

NSA Researcher Dr. Ahmad Ridley was presented with the 2020 Black Engineer of the Year Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award. The award is presented on behalf of Career Communications Group’s U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine and recognizes leaders who are creating new STEM paths for others.

June 27, 2019

NSA Executive Director Presents NSA Awards at 2019 International Science and Engineering Fair

NSA’s Laboratory for Advanced Cybersecurity Research led a team of judges to select 17 students for awards in the fields of science of security, mathematics, material science, and cyber pioneer.

March 30, 2019

Leadership Through Storytelling

Growing up, Marianne Bailey’s father introduced her to the world of technology and told her she could be whatever she wanted to be. Over the years, she had many mentors, like her high school physics teacher, giving her that same message. A message she is passing on to future generations.

Jan. 23, 2019

NSA and N.C. A&T: Partnering for a Diverse Workforce

As a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) with a  focus in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) has partnered with the National Security Agency (NSA) for over 20 years.