NSA Launches 'Cool' Tech Tools to Recruit Cyber Pros, Techies

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The National Security Agency has launched two new digital communications efforts designed to educate prospective employees on career opportunities as part of a move to tap the best and brightest to support the agency’s cybersecurity initiatives, according to an NSA press release.

Available from iTunes, the NSA Career Links Smartphone application delivers real-time agency updates to the user’s iPhone, including information about job opportunities, career fairs and NSA news.

NSA is also employing smartphone tagging on many of its print-based recruitment ads. Users with smartphones equipped with the iOS or Android operating systems can use their phones to scan these tags, which will launch a video related to the ad’s content.

“We are looking for people in the science, technology, engineering, and math skill fields,” said Kathy Hutson, associate director for human resources. “We are using a variety of marketing tools from . . . billboards to our newest digital recruitment tools. Our need for these skills is enormous; therefore, we need to be using cool, high-tech tools.”

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