Office Of The National Security Agency

989 Words May 16th, 2016 4 Pages
Headquarters of the National Security Agency (NSA), employees a multitude of employees consisting of computer scientists, analysists, linguists, voice interceptors and mathematicians. (Factory, T.S. Nova, 2009) The scope of what happens behind closed doors at the National Security Agency is mind boggling. The average citizen could not even begin to apprehend the complex work these professional complete in a normal work week. The employees at the National Security Agency monitor terrorist by intercepting and interpreting phone calls, e-mails, webmail, monitors social media and website sites. Nova’s program “The Spy Factory” explores how safe is our county when it comes to terrorism. Nova brings up some interesting facts that are chilling and make you think, are we really safe in America? The program begins with by stating “none of this information that we are speaking about this evening is in the 9/11 Commission Report. They simple ignored it.” (Scheuer, M. Former Central Intelligence Agency Analysist) The program quickly moves into the events leading up to September 11, 2001 and the World Trade Center attacks. In November 1996, Al Qaeda contacts are holding a conversation on a satellite phone from a store in New York City; this phone will soon be in the hands of Osama bin Laden. NSA is listening as bin Laden makes a phone call from Afghanistan. Al Qaeda is hard to track, but homing in on this phone now establishes the area where bin Laden is located. NSA collects a…

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