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The entrance to the National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland (Credit: Jefferson Morley)

Straight from the National Security Agency, we have The Legacy of Women in American Cryptology. It’s the story of five women who have held senior positions at NSA. It’s a small but interesting group.

Maureen Baginski, for example. had a leading role in NSA’s response to 9/11.

Ms. Baginski held the position of SIGINT director during the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. She directed the Extended SIGINT Enterprise during this time to acquire, produce, and disseminate foreign SIGINT to a wide variety of government and military customers. She interacted with the Executive Branch, members of the Intelligence Community (IC), and worldwide SIGINT partners, providing crucial information during a critical time. She left NSA in 2003 to take a senior position at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Legacy of Women in American Cryptology.

ALSO: I paid a visit to NSA’s National Cryptological Museum at Fort Meade during the 2019 government shutdown.