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We are dedicated, diverse, and passionate thinkers and doers. We are your neighbors and friends. With our varied backgrounds, we are united in the mission of keeping our nation safe.

A Day In The Life

See what it's like to walk in our shoes and learn how our work contributes to the IC's mission.

We Are Barrier Breakers

We are innovators, advocates, and catalysts. As threats and challenges change, we continue to use our diverse skills and talents to overcome any operational or social barrier to our mission.

Featured Barrier Breaker

Alyssa Martin

Integrating electronics into textiles is the stuff Alyssa Martin’s dreams are made of. And at NSA's Laboratory for Physical Sciences, she found the opportunity to make her passions her career.

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Barrier Breakers In History


1776: George Washington

Father of American Intelligence

Newly-appointed General George Washington knew the Continental Army was outmatched by the British in weaponry, manpower and supplies. He became increasingly aware that the...

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1863: Harriet Tubman

Covert Spy Behind Enemy Lines

Harriet Tubman was already risking her life to rescue slaves on the Underground Railroad. Why not add warring armies into the mix? During the Civil War, Harriet Tubman and other...

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1921: James Amos

Longest Serving African American Agent in the Pre-Modern FBI

James Amos worked for the Department of the Interior, the Customs Office, and as an investigator for the Burns International Detective Agency before becoming President Theodore...

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