The NSA: Fostering a New Generation of Codebreakers Posted on May 6, 2006
The presumed new head of the CIA, Gen. Michael Hayden, once ran the National Security Agency. Fine. But check out the home page of NSA’s web site: it’s got a cartoon picture that leads to a kid-friendly site called “Cryptokids: America’s Future Codemakers and Codebreakers.” It’s filled with decryption games and NSA employment resources.
Huh? Cartoons appeal to seven-year-olds. How many of them are going to be surfing the NSA’s web site? And if the agency is trying to recruit high-school studentshttp://www.nsa.gov/kids/, why use a cartoon turtle as your roper?