The professionals of the National Security Agency have one collective goal: to protect the nation. Our ability to bring diverse individual experiences and perspectives together is a key part of our ability to overcome NSA’s greatest challenges, anticipate intentions of our adversaries and develop solutions to meet ever-changing mission needs.

NSA’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Directorate leads the agency in the development of strategies to innovate and maintain our culture of inclusion that allows every employee the opportunity to have a positive impact on NSA’s mission.

NSA fosters this environment through an array of policies, procedures, training and initiatives, including:

Special Emphasis Programs

Interactive events, guest speakers and employee resource groups are a few of many vehicles that champion awareness and understanding.

Employee Resource Groups

Employee resource groups at NSA are designed to advocate who we are, as well as educate the NSA employee population through group-sponsored training events, presentations, demonstrations, displays, panel discussions and more.

Current groups include:

  • AA (African-American)
  • AAPI (Asian-American/Pacific Islander)
  • AIAN (American Indian/Alaska Native)
  • AV (American Veteran)
  • ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • HLAT (Hispanic/Latino)
  • IC (Islamic Culture)
  • NG (Next Gen)
  • PRIDE (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Allies)
  • PWD (People with Disabilities)
  • W (Women)

Reasonable Accommodations

NSA provides the means for employees to fully and meaningfully contribute their skills to the mission. The agency arranges for interpreters, attendants and accessible workspaces, while continually innovating with assistive technologies to empower employees with both physical and hidden disabilities.