The NSA

An Insight into the National Security Agency


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This paper has been written as a research project for my Computer Science class, CS1. As you can see, the paper is presented in the form of a website.

In this paper, I will give an overview and insight into the controversial US government organization that is the NSA (National Security Agency). The growth of computing and the Internet over the past several decades have transformed the planet. Whilst the majority of this transformation has been positive, we have also seen the emergence of opportunity for cyber-terrorism and identify theft, among other issues. The NSA protects the US government's communication and information systems from penetration by unauthorized persons or devices. This paper will detail the role played by the NSA over the last 60 years or so and give an insight into some of the issues and controversies raised by the organization.

For questions or queries, contact the author, Alex Stevenson (pictured).