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Graduate Mathematics Program (GMP) (30000350)
National Security Agency | Fort Meade, Maryland
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Job Description

The Graduate Mathematics Program (GMP) is a summer program for students currently enrolled in a graduate program. The GMP provides an opportunity for exceptional mathematics and statistics graduate students to work directly with National Security Agency (NSA) Mathematicians and Statisticians on mission-critical problems and experience the excitement of the NSA technical community first-hand. The students participating in this program work on a wide range of problems involving mathematics, statistics, data analysis, cryptology, and communications technology. Students document their work in technical papers which are internally published at the Agency. State-of-the-art computing resources are available to GMP participants. Computational software packages such as Mathematica, MATLAB, Magma, MAPLE and S-PLUS are also available.
    
Qualifications
    
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance
- Must be available for an operational interview and other applicable processing between the months of November 2017 and March 2018
- Applicants should have demonstrated superior mathematical or statistical aptitude and problem-solving skills. Evidence of successful work on an independent project in pure or applied mathematics, statistics, or computer science is desirable. Applicants may be at any stage in their graduate careers and working, or intending to work, in any area of mathematics or statistics. Computer programming experience is desirable.
    
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
    
- Students are paid a salary commensurate with their education level.
- Receive annual and sick leave, and paid federal holidays
- Participation in agency-wide extracurricular programs
- Students who attend schools in excess of 75 miles from Ft. Meade, MD, are eligible for a round trip airfare ticket to and from school or mileage reimbursement up to the cost of a government-issued airline ticket.
- Daily transportation to and from work is not provided. Students participating in the program are highly encouraged to bring a vehicle. Carpooling with other students MAY be available but is NOT guaranteed.
- Subsidized housing accommodations are available upon request if school is located in excess of 75 miles from NSA main HQs campus.

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.