NSA to hire 600 IT workers

NSA to hire 600 IT workers

By Dawn S. Onley

GCN Staff

FEB. 26—The supersecret National Security Agency on Saturday opened the doors of its headquarters at Fort Meade, Md., for its first job fair.

The agency is looking to hire 600 workers with experience or education in computer science, mathematics, engineering, signal analysis, data collection, cryptanalysis and intelligence analysis.

'The recruitment event is part of a larger strategy to recruit the diverse, highly skilled work force needed to meet the challenges of the 21st century,'' officials said in a prepared statement. They said old hiring methods must be changed to meet today's needs.

Not only is NSA short on skilled technical workers, but it is also looking to hire nine high-level officials, including a chief information officer. The agency's Web page at www.nsa.gov/programs/employ/index.html invites users to apply online to become the executive who keeps NSA in line with the Information Technology Management Reform Act.

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