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The National Security Agency (NSA) is a part of the United States government. It was started in 1952, and the main office is in Maryland.

Their stated goal is to protect the US people. They do this by

  • NSA also protects the U.S. from evesdropping and SIGINT spying by foreign governments and agencies. This is protection against "penetration and network warfare".[1][2] The agency does this by clandestine means,[3] among which are bugging electronic systems,[4] and sabotaging their computer networks with viral software.[5][6]

Further reading

Other pages


  1. "About NSA: Mission". National Security Agency. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  2. Nakashima, Ellen. January 26, 2008. Bush order expands network monitoring. The Washington Post. Retrieved February 9, 2008. [1]
  3. Executive Order 13470 — [2] 2008 Amendments to Executive Order 12333], United States Intelligence Activities, July 30, 2008 (PDF)
  4. Malkin, Bonnie. NSA surveillance: US bugged EU offices. The Daily Telegraph, June 30, 2013
  5. Ngak, Chenda. NSA leaker Snowden claimed U.S. and Israel co-wrote Stuxnet virus, CBS, July 9, 2013
  6. Bamford, James. The Secret War, Wired Magazine, June 12, 2013.