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NSA/CSS 60th Anniversary Timeline - 1950s


Significant Events

  • 1952 - LTG Canine
    NSA's first Director established a strong foundation for the fledging organization.
  • 1952 - VENONA
    The VENONA project exposed a massive Soviet espionage effort that threatened national security.
  • 1957 - The Move to Ft. Meade
    One reason the site was selected was because it was deemed far enough away from the capital in case of a nuclear strike.




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