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National Security Agency - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1796 words)
The scale of the operations at the NSA is hard to determine from unclassified data, but one clue is the electricity usage of NSA's headquarters.
The NSA was embroiled in controversy concerning its involvement in the creation of the Data Encryption Standard (DES), a standard and public block cipher used by the US government.
NSA was a major player in the debates of the mid to late 1990s regarding US munitions export regulations.
Encyclopedia: NSA encryption systems (4979 words)
NSA has to deal with many factors in insuring the security of communication and information (COMSEC and INFOSEC in NSA jargon): Communications security (COMSEC): Measures and controls taken to deny unauthorized persons information derived from telecommunications and ensure the authenticity of such telecommunications.
First generation NSA systems were introduced in the 1950s and were built on the legacy of NSA's World War II predecessors and used rotor machines derived from the SIGABA design for most high level encryption; for example, the KL-7.
NSA adopted the same type of connector that the military used for field radio handsets as its fill connector.
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