Goal 1 - Vital Information
Guarantee Vital Information for our Customers
Knowledge is power in the Information Age. The nation that can observe what
is happening, orient itself to understand the real dynamics of a situation,
decide what to do, and then act on that decision quicker than an adversary
gains the information advantage. We will provide our customers the decisive
information advantage by providing and protecting their vital information
- Provide the leadership to ensure the efficient operation of all cryptologic
functions of the U.S. Government.
- Be the preferred source of actionable intelligence for policy makers
and military commanders. Decision makers will know that they can turn first
to NSA/CSS for timely, user-friendly, and reliable intelligence.
- Be the preferred provider of information systems security solutions.
We will provide the leadership, trusted products, and services necessary
to protect national security and sensitive information.
- Foster a broad zone of cooperation between government and industry.
Our objectives are to establish public key infrastructure technology and
standards, and expand collaboration on information system vulnerabilities.
- Establish a center for technical excellence for information operations.
The center will improve indication and warning capabilities, and
help achieve information superiority by providing the technical expertise
to exploit adversary information and information systems while defending
- Examine adequacy of existing authorities for information age cryptology.