NSA Launches New Digital Recruiting Tools

Sunday - 1/23/2011, 11:18pm EST

The National Security Agency has launched two new digital communications efforts. Both are designed to educate prospective employees on career opportunities with NSA. It's part of an overall push to recruit workers to support NSA's cyber security initiatives.

NSA officials anticipate this year will see the agency's largest hiring effort of cybersecurity workers to date. They've targeted communications tools they hope will appeal to today's tech-savvy generation.

The NSA Career Links Smartphone application is available for download through the iTunes platform. Career Links delivers real-time job updates directly to a user's iPhone. This includes information about available jobs, career fairs, and Agency news.

NSA is also employing Smartphone tagging on many of its printed recruitment advertisements. Users with Smartphones equipped with Android or other operating systems can scan the tags and launch a video related to the ad.