NSA News & Highlights

Tag: Department of Defense

Jan. 18, 2023

NSA Publishes Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Security Guidance

FORT MEADE, Md. — The National Security Agency (NSA) published guidance today to help Department of Defense (DoD) and other system administrators identify and mitigate security issues associated with a transition to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

Dec. 8, 2022

NSA Releases Series on Protecting DoD Microelectronics From Adversary Influence

The National Security Agency’s Joint Federated Assurance Center (JFAC) Hardware Assurance Lab publicly released four Cybersecurity Technical Reports today to help the Department of Defense protect field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based systems from adversary influence.

July 14, 2022

NSA Publishes Guidance on Characterizing Threats, Risks to DoD Microelectronics

The National Security Agency’s (NSA) Joint Federation Assurance Center Hardware Assurance Lab published a report on “DoD Microelectronics: Levels of Assurance Definitions and Applications” today to characterize the threats and risks to custom microelectronic components used in Department of Defense (DoD) systems. The Cybersecurity Technical Report includes definitions and guidance on applying three levels of hardware assurance to protect applicable DoD systems.

Sept. 17, 2020

Reduce Risk of Network Compromises

The National Security Agency has released two cybersecurity information sheets (CSIs) with best practices to help National Security System (NSS) and Department of Defense (DoD) teleworkers and their systems administrators secure their networks and handle potential compromises.

Feb. 12, 2001

NSA Employees Receive First-Ever Royalty Checks

On 14 February 2001 the Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) Lt Gen Michael Hayden will present the first-ever royalty checks to two NSA employees for their invention of software source code that NSA licensed to Raytheon Company which then developed a commercial product that it has sold to other Department of Defense agencies and commercial entities.

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.