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They're Short, They're Smart, They're Stylish… The CryptoKids Arrive at NSA.GOV!

Release No: PA-188-18 Nov. 1, 2005 PRINT | E-MAIL

Today, the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) announced its new and improved Internet Kids Page. With a new set of hip characters, leading-edge software technology, and interactive games, puzzles, animation, and sound; this site is sure to inspire future generations of codemakers and codebreakers. The CryptoKids includes:

  • Crypto Cat: Information Assurance - The purr-fect little feline, she loves to create secret messages to purr-plex her friends…

  • Decipher Dog: Signals Intelligence - The ultimate codebreaker, he looks for the hidden message behind the words, symbols, and sounds…

  • Sergeant Sam (eagle): CSS - A natural born leader with an eye for excellence, he guides the kids through cryptologic fun…

  • Slate (rabbit): Mathematics - This MC (Math Caper) is no square, juggling numbers in the air, no doubt he's one cool hare…

  • Rosetta Stone (fox): Language - A free spirit with a fox-cination with language and culture, she learns something new every day…

  • T.Top (turtle): Computer Science - He won't challenge you to a foot race, but he's lightning fast in the science of computers…

  • Joules (squirrel): Engineering - A burst of energy, she's quite the innovator and loves to shock her friends with new ideas…

The CryptoKids make researching America's cryptologic heritage and learning about NSA/CSS fun. They provide students with activities and games ranging from simple coloring pages to complex codemaking and codebreaking exercises. They provide information on the Agency's educational programs and future employment opportunities. And they provide teachers and parents with resources for taking the study of language, mathematics, and science from boring schoolwork to just plain cool work. Check out the new CryptoKids at NSA.gov.