About National Security Agency

Established in 1952, the National Security Agency (NSA) is the world leader in cryptology - the art and science of making and breaking codes. NSA's goal is to protect and defend U.S. government IT systems to keep classified or sensitive information safe, and to exploit information derived from foreign adversaries for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. NSA is both a member of the Department of Defense (DoD) and an Intelligence Community (IC) agency.

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National Security Agency

9800 Savage Road
Suite 6272
Fort Meade, MD 20755-6000
Phone: 301-688-6311

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  • Employer Type: Government Agency
  • Commander, U.S. Cyber Command; Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service: Gen. Paul Nakasone
  • 2018 Employees: 20,000

  • Major Departments & Practices
    U.S. Intelligence Community Agency

Major Office Locations

  • Fort Meade, MD