How to Get a $173,000 Job as the NSA’s Privacy Officer

The National Security Agency building at Fort Meade, Md. The National Security Agency building at Fort Meade, Md. Charles Dharapak/AP File Photo

Do you have a passion for civil liberties and protecting the privacy of ordinary citizens? Are you “well known and highly regarded by US privacy and civil liberties protection professionals?” Can you be both righteous and morally flexible? Then the American National Security Agency has just the job for you. The signal intelligence agency best known for logging every phone call in Americareading the world’s emails, and weakening essential cryptographic standards is looking for a Civil Liberties & Privacy Officer.

The job is a “completely new role… focused on the future, designed to directly enhance decision making and to ensure that CL/P [civil liberties and privacy] protections continue to be baked into NSA’s future operations, technologies, tradecraft, and policies.”

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