The NSA Wants More Hackers for Their ‘Collection of Geeks’

August 2, 2011
FedCyber Wire
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via Huffpost Tech

The National Security Agency has a challenge for hackers who think they’re hot stuff: prove it by working on the “hardest problems on Earth.”

Computer hacker skills are in great demand in the U.S. government to fight the cyber wars that pose a growing national security threat — and they are in short supply.

For that very reason an alphabet soup of federal agencies — DOD, DHS, NASA, NSA — are descending on Las Vegas this week for Defcon, an annual hacker convention where the $150 entrance fee is cash only — no registration, no credit cards, no names taken. Attendance is expected to top 10,000.

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