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View Resource National Security Agency

The National Security Agency's (NSA) Web site provides information about NSA's mission and activities. NSA is the nation's cryptologic organization and employs this country's premier codemakers and codebreakers. Under its two national missions, NSA collects and processes foreign signals intelligence and it is also responsible for providing leadership, products and services to protect classified...
View Resource The National Security Agency Declassified

This new electronic briefing book from the National Security Archive (last reviewed in the November 12, 1999 Scout Report) offers a peek inside the creation, evolution, and management of the National Security Agency (NSA). Originally founded as the Armed Forces Security Agency (AFSA) in 1948, the name and function of the agency was changed in 1952, when its role was expanded beyond merely...