national security agency

Daniel Swann is exactly the type of person the National Security Agency would love to have working for it. The 22-year-old is a fourth-year concurrent bachelor's-master's student at Johns Hopkins University with a bright future in cybersecurity.

And growing up in Annapolis, Md., not far from the NSA's headquarters, Swann thought he might work at the agency, which intercepts phone calls, emails and other so-called "signals intelligence" from U.S. adversaries.

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Missourians rally in support of Snowden and whistle-blowing

Jul 4, 2013
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As the National Security Agency domestic-spying controversy unfolds nationally, community members from across Missouri have rallied in support of whistle-blowers like Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden.

Manning is accused of leaking classified documents that showed American soldiers killing Iraqi civilians. Snowden is the former NSA contract worker who exposed details about the US government’s ability to conduct surveillance on US citizens by monitoring phone records and internet activity.