Cryptanalytic Computer Network Operations Development Program About the Program With ever accelerating technological advances and the world's dependence on computer networks, the National Security Agency (NSA) must meet and overcome new and multifaceted challenges every day to accomplish its cryptologic mission. To meet these needs, NSA has established the Cryptanalytic Computer Network Operations Development Program (C2DP) for highly motivated and talented Computer Scientists, Mathematicians, Engineers and other related professionals. Participants in this development program employ advanced computer science, electrical engineering, and mathematical approaches to solve challenging cryptanalytic problems of critical importance to protecting the Nation's interests in cyberspace. Some topics explored include: Algorithm Analysis, Computer Architecture, Computer Network Defense, Computer Network Exploitation, High Performance Computer Systems Engineering, High Performance Computer Design and Development, and Parallel Computing. Program Requirements During this three-year program, each participant will attend training and complete rotational assignments to build skills in specific mission-related competency areas supporting cryptanalysis. Participants may take additional coursework directly related to a rotational assignment, or to advance a specific technical concentration. Program participants will have a unique opportunity to work in technically diverse organizations while establishing long-lasting professional contacts. Program participants are full-time, salary earning employees. Upon conclusion of the 3-year program, each graduate will be placed in an office relating to the program's core competencies based jointly on the needs of the mission and the participant's preferences.
About National Security Agency
The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in Signals Intelligence. We carry out some of the nation’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies.
We have two primary missions. Our Information Assurance mission is the defense: it protects U.S. information by preventing foreign adversaries from gaining access to our information systems. Our Signals Intelligence mission is the offense: collecting foreign signals and producing intelligence to give U.S. policy makers and warfighters the decision advantage. NSA also enables network warfare operations to defeat terrorists and their organizations at home and abroad, consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties.
At the nation’s top cryptologic organization, we employ the best and the brightest, who use their intelligence to solve some of the nation’s most difficult challenges. We are also the largest employer of mathematicians in the country, as well as one of the most important centers of foreign language analysis and research.