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National Security Agency (NSA)

Headquartered in Ft. Meade, Md.

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The National Security Agency (NSA), established in 1952, is the cryptologic organization responsible for protecting U.S. national security information systems and collecting and disseminating foreign signals intelligence (SIGINT). Areas of expertise include cryptanalysis, cryptography, mathematics, computer science and foreign language analysis. NSA is part of the Department of Defense, and is staffed by a combination of civilian and military personnel. NSA’s headquarters is at Fort Meade, Md.

Source: Adapted from U.S. government regulations, "U.S. Government Manual", and "An Overview of the U.S. Intelligence Community"
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