Monday, December 1, 2014

The creation of NSA (National Security Agency)

The National Security Agency is often described as American’s most secretive intelligence institution, operating with a ‘near pathological passion for security’.

The history of agency can be traced to the May 20, 1949, originally the Armed Forces Security Agency (AFSA), which was established within the US Department of Defense under the command of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

President Harry S. Truman signed the document creation of National Security Agency on October 24, 1952.

The eight pages document placed National Security Agency (NSA) within the ambit of the Defense Department and outside the jurisdiction of the CIA.

Truman gave NSA a degree of power and authority above and beyond that ever given previously or since to any American intelligence agency.

NSA is a technological powerhouse equipped with surveillance tools, both human and computer - to intercept electronic transmission around the globe.

The NSA is home to an astonishing collection of hyperpowerful computers, advanced mathematicians and language experts.
The creation of NSA (National Security Agency)

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