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The National Security Agency (NSA) is the central producer and manager of signals intelligence for the United States. Estimated to be the largest of U.S. intelligence organizations in terms of personnel and budget, the NSA operates under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense and reports to the Director of National Intelligence.


The NSA is primarily tasked with global monitoring, collection, decoding, translation and analysis of information and data for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The agency is authorized to accomplish its mission through clandestine means, among which is physically bugging electronic systems and allegedly engaging in sabotage through subversive software. The NSA is also responsible for the protection of U.S. government communications and information systems. Due to the organization's secrecy, NSA is at times explained to stand for "No Such Agency" or "Never Say Anything".

The National Security Agency (NSA) is the central producer and manager of signals intelligence for the United States. Estimated to be the largest of U.S. intelligence organizations in terms of personnel and budget, the NSA operates under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense and reports to the Director of National Intelligence. The NSA is primarily tasked with global monitoring, collection, decoding, translation and analysis of information and data for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The agency is authorized to accomplish its mission through clandestine means, among which is physically bugging electronic systems and allegedly engaging in sabotage through subversive software. The NSA is also responsible for the protection of U.S. government communications and information systems. Due to the organization's secrecy, NSA is at times explained to stand for "No Such Agency" or "Never Say Anything".
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New Delhi: The CPI-M on Monday described as "shocking" media reports that National Security Adviser Ajit Doval attended a meeting at Home Minister Rajnath Singh's house to discuss the election strategy in Tripura. "It has been reported in sections of the media that a meeting was held at the residence ...
... though -- and when the gatherings turned violent, Crose's friend was attacked and injured by neo-Nazis, according to Motherboard. Shocked by the violence that left a woman dead and several others injured, and inspired by her friend's courage, the former National Security Agency analyst and ex-Reddit ...

National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers has announced plans to retire this spring and has said he expected a successor to be nominated and approved by the U.S. Senate this month, according to a report on Friday. Rogers, who heads the U.S. Cyber Command, made the announcement to agency ...
An NSA contractor who was arrested in October 2016 plans to plead guilty to stealing classified information, according to Reuters. The former contractor, Harold Martin, apparently hasn't struck a plea deal, so it's not clear that the case ends here. Reuters reports that there are still 19 other charges levied ...
The loss of talented workers leaving for higher-paying, more flexible jobs in the private sector has reportedly left the National Security Agency (NSA) facing a brain drain. The Washington Post reported current and former US officials found the loss of hundreds of hackers, engineers and data scientists has ...
After a year pillorying U.S. intelligence agencies and railing against the "deep state" for plotting to undermine him, President Donald Trump is set to tack in a sharply different direction Thursday and bestow a prestigious award on an official who occupied a series of top positions at the National Security ...

Baltimore -- A veteran cybersecurity specialist for the National Security Agency and other intelligence organizations, accused of taking thousands of secret documents home over two decades, has decided to plead guilty later this month to a single charge that could carry a 10-year sentence. But under ...
A former National Security Agency contractor accused of stealing a massive quantity of classified information over two decades has agreed to plead guilty to a felony charge of illegal retention of national security information. The ex-NSA worker, Harold Martin, 53, however, has not reached a full agreement ...
Highly skilled personnel at the National Security Agency (NSA) have reportedly been leaving the agency at a high rate. The Washington Post reported that the agency has lost hundreds of hackers, engineers and data scientists since 2015. The agency's top talent is leaving for a number of reasons, ...
The National Security Agency is facing an exodus of talent to more lucrative and flexible jobs in the private sector, The Washington Post reports. Current and former U.S. officials cited in the report said that hundreds of hackers, engineers and data scientists have left the spy agency since 2015, with low ...
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy has chosen Suffolk resident Barbara Harris as Honorary Chairman for its 32nd Art Show and Sale. Harris was asked in June to be the main attraction at the art show, where she will display about 50 to 60 original paintings. Most of the artwork has come from work done in the ...
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the appointment of Khanna as Deputy NSA on re-employment and on contractual basis, the order ... It is for the first time when both the NSA the and Deputy NSA are from intelligence agency background.
A news report published in the Indian Express reveals that the National Security advisors (NSA) of Pakistan and India met on December 26th of 2017 in Bangkok, capital of Thailand. The media on both sides of the border is in rush of speculating the tone, and point of contentions of the meeting and ...
"According to reports published Tuesday evening by Politico, a group of surveillance hawks in the House of Representatives is trying to ram through a bill that would extend mass surveillance by the National Security Agency. We expect a vote to happen on the House floor as early as [December 20], which ...
At least some of the focus, they say, belongs on the National Security Agency, which built and then lost control of the code that was integrated into WannaCry, and without which its infections wouldn't have been nearly as devastating. "As we talk about to whom to attribute the WannaCry attack, it's also ...
The next two weeks will be a flurry of activity in Congress. Before they can leave for the holidays, our government must--at minimum--pass at least one bill to keep the government running and also decide what to do about a controversial NSA spying authority called Section 702. Some legislators want to ...
The House voted on Thursday to extend the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program for six years with minimal changes. The legislation must still go through the Senate, but passing the House was the major hurdle. • The law was enacted in 2008 to legalize a version of a once-secret ...

The bill takes aim at reforming how federal law enforcement can use data collected by the National Security Agency, putting a modest constraint on when the FBI can conduct so-called backdoor searches of Americans' communications. But because such searches make use of a legal loophole, critics say ...
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections from privacy advocates and confusion prompted by morning tweets from President Donald Trump that initially questioned the spying tool.
After a turbulent year that saw the former National Security Agency Inspector General ousted for allegedly retaliating against whistleblowers, the Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to lead the oversight agency: Robert Storch. Storch joins the NSA OIG as the first presidentially-appointed ...
One of the government's most powerful surveillance tools is scheduled to sunset in less than three weeks, and, for months, EFF has fought multiple legislative attempts to either extend or expand the NSA's spying powers--warning the public, Representatives, and Senators about circling bills that threaten ...
New Delhi: Dalit leaders from 17 states who gathered here on Tuesday to stage a protest against the atrocities on them and to demand the withdrawal of National Security Act (NSA) slapped on Bhim army chief Chandra Shekhar and two other community leaders urged dalits to vote against the ruling BJP.
The former NSA employee reportedly responsible for exposing classified data to Russian government hackers pleaded guilty and faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.
Recently, the U.S. National Security Agency was disastrously compromised, flooding the dark web with its own cyberweapons that are now available to the highest bidder. This raises critical questions for firms, which now find themselves in the crosshairs of the very weapons meant to protect them. Now, it is ...
Nghia Pho, a former NSA employee has pleaded guilty to taking home classified information that was soon after linked to a hack from Russian intelligence. Pho will be sentenced on April 6th and has had his maximum penalty capped at 8 years, which would usually be 10 years.
[J]ustice Department lawyers gained their conviction against Kurbanov after failing to disclose a legally significant fact: Kurbanov's conversations with his alleged terrorist associate had been captured through PRISM, a National Security Agency mass surveillance program whose existence was revealed in ...
1 that former National Security Agency developer Nghia Hoang Pho pleaded guilty to charges that he took classified information to his home. Russian operatives allegedly subsequently hacked Pho, gaining access to the secret information stored on his computer. Pho worked for the NSA's Tailored Access ...
WASHINGTON -- A former National Security Agency employee pleaded guilty Friday to keeping top secret U.S. defense material at his home -- the latest in a series of breaches involving workers at the nation's largest spy shop. Nghia Hoang Pho, 67, of Ellicott City, Maryland, pleaded guilty to willful ...
(CNN) A former National Security Agency employee pleaded guilty Friday to taking sensitive national defense information from his workplace and storing it ... Pho had worked on highly classified projects and was employed from 2006 as a Tailored Access Operations (TAO) developer for the NSA, the news ...
In light of this latest round of indictments against foreign hackers some ex-NSA hackers are starting to worry they might get the same treatment from China or Russia in the future. "It's not a question of if, it's just a question of when and how bad," Jake Williams, a cybersecurity consultant who used to work at ...
Newly exposed information showed that the National Security Agency's Ragtime intelligence gathering program was bigger than was previously thought ... Part of the cache of NSA data left exposed on an unsecured cloud server included files regarding the NSA Ragtime intelligence gathering operations.
Thrown last-minute into a torrent of competing legislation, a new bill meant to expand the NSA's broad surveillance powers is the most recent threat to American privacy. It increases who is subject to surveillance, allows warrantless search of American communications, expands how collected data can be ...
A bill to extend one of the NSA's most powerful surveillance tools, and further peel back American civil liberties, was approved today by the House Permanent Select Committee on intelligence in a strict party line vote (12-8), with Republican members voting in the majority. The committee and the public had ...
Baltimore -- A former National Security Agency employee admitted on Friday that he had illegally taken from the agency classified documents believed to have subsequently been stolen from his home computer by hackers working for Russian intelligence. Nghia H. Pho, 67, of Ellicott City, MD., pleaded ...
Yet another publicly accessible cloud storage bucket exposed government data; this time it was an NSA data leak which included information on an ... Not to be outdone by the Pentagon or the Republican National Committee, the National Security Agency and army have also exposed sensitive data in ...
But Justice Department lawyers gained their conviction against Kurbanov after failing to disclose a legally significant fact: Kurbanov's conversations with his alleged terrorist associate had been captured through PRISM, a National Security Agency mass surveillance program whose existence was revealed ...
The latest NSA leak: 11 things to know about Red Disk. A leaked document shines new light on a surveillance program developed by the National Security Agency. The program, known as Ragtime, collects the contents of communications, such as emails and text messages, of foreign nationals under the ...
Wikileaks published new information thought to be from the CIA in mid-November, releasing source code from a tool known as "Hive," which allows operators to control malware. The dump, dubbed Vault 8, marked the first time WikiLeaks has released source code for a CIA spying tool. In a post on its ...
The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls' basketball team will look to surprise people in a rebuilding year. NSA went 15-11 last season, which ...
New Delhi: National security agencies from across the world must forge greater collaboration to ward off cyber threats and work together to ...
... a high-profile and multi-year lawsuit against National Security Agency ... In 2013, following disclosures from NSA whistleblower Edward ...
Judge who once ruled against NSA metadata program tosses lawsuit ... As the National Security Agency's metadata program no longer exists, ...
In this June 6, 2013 file photo, the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Maryland. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File).
New Law Moots Freedom Watch's NSA Lawsuits: Judge ... group Freedom Watch Inc. against the National Security Agency, ruling Tuesday that ...
They were demanding the revocation of the National Security Act (NSA) which had recently been applied against two Dalits from the village ...
The First Amendment is too often overlooked in discussions of the National Security Agency's vast surveillance authorities. But as Congress ...
... company Kaspersky Lab has hit back at reports it deliberately extracted sensitive files from a US National Security Agency worker's computer.
This is the question being asked by National Solidarity Assembly (NSA) head Nirvan Maharaj. The ex-workers have been waiting for 14 years ...
Eli Lake: An NSA breach and war on privacy .... the National Security Agency did business often trampled on legitimate civil liberties concerns.
Ted Poe, R-Texas, tell it, NSA stands for "No Strings Attached" when it ... How the National Security Agency can so casually root around in the ...


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