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Where intelligence goes to work.

The National Security Agency (NSA) leads the U.S. government in cryptology that encompasses both signals intelligence (SIGINT) insights and cybersecurity products and services and enables computer network operations to gain a decisive advantage for the nation and our allies.

Why NSA?

By joining NSA, you become part of a diverse team of professionals working to prevent foreign adversaries from gaining access to classified national security information, support our military members with critical information and protect our cybersecurity infrastructure and communication systems. A career at NSA offers you the opportunity to work with the best, shape the course of the world and secure your own future. Hear from some of our current employees about their experience at NSA in our employee spotlights.


You will work with a team on the frontlines of defense against cyber adversaries.
Computer science
You will solve complex problems, test innovative approaches and research new solutions to storing, manipulating and presenting information.
Intelligence analysis
You will collect, analyze and report intelligence that reveals the intentions of foreign governments.
Language analysis
You will research, translate, transcribe, analyze and report intelligence.
Engineering and physical sciences
You will create the systems and tools that enhance intelligence operations.
Mathematical sciences
You will design and analyze complex algorithms, work on interdisciplinary teams to help your co-workers tackle complex mathematical problems and explain difficult cryptographic problems in mathematical terms.

Find your fit with NSA

We recruit for a variety of jobs from analysts to lawyers, to linguists, to communication specialists. Not sure which job is right for you? Use the Job Exploration Tool (JET) to help align your education and skills to positions within the Intelligence Community (IC).
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About NSA

Combat support
Supporting our military service members around the world is one of the most important things we do.
Our SIGINT mission
SIGINT provides America's leaders with the critical information they need to defend our country, save lives and advance U.S. goals and alliances globally.
Our cybersecurity mission
Our cybersecurity work prevents and eradicates threats to U.S. national security systems, with a focus on Defense Industrial Base and the improvement of the nation's weapons' security.

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