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NSA marks 60th anniversary

The National Security Agency on Nov. 7 celebrated its 60th anniversary with the release of a publication highlighting its achievements over the years.

The National Security Agency on Nov. 7 celebrated its 60th anniversary with the release of a publication highlighting its achievements over the years.

NSA held a public ceremony at the agency’s National Cryptologic Museum in Ft. Meade, Md., where officials announced a new 60th anniversary exhibit and released an illustrated book titled, “60 Years of Defending Our Nation.”

An NSA press release credits the agency with the country’s ability to break German and Japanese codes during World War II, defeat the German U-Boat threat in the North Atlantic, and win the Battle of Midway in the Pacific, as well as other achievements.

“The country needed a National Security Agency at that time. Sixty years later, it still does,” the release states.

The cryptologic intelligence agency, part of the Department of Defense, is responsible for the collection and analysis of foreign communications and foreign signals intelligence, as well as protecting government communications and information systems.

To see more, go to: www.nsa.gov/public_info/press_room/2012/nsa_60.shtml.

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