Research Post-Graduate and Postdoctoral Program (RDPGPD)
National Security Agency - Fort Meade, MD

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Responsibilities
The Research Directorate Post-Graduate and Postdoctoral Program (RDPGPD) is open to highly qualified post graduate and post doctoral candidates in fields as diverse as mathematics, computer science, engineering, and physics (within 3 years after receiving their Masters or PhDs) to work on problems that are compatible with the interests of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service in association with members of the permanent Research staff. Participants in the program will benefit from the opportunity to tackle some of the most difficult problems in the national security domain, gain valuable work experience, receive a TOP SECRET SCI security clearance and develop a network of colleagues and mentors in the Intelligence Community. Successful candidates will be asked to bring their new ideas, techniques and approaches to problems facing the nation.

The following list reflects a sampling of potential focus areas for participants:

Cyber:
  • Preserving and advancing cyber defense
  • Secure mobility
  • Virtualization, vulnerabilities and countermeasures
  • Behavior and anomaly detection in large datasets
  • Understand the Cyber Warrior
  • Other Cyber
Analytic:
  • Security analytic clouds
  • Social network analysis
  • Computational linguistics
  • Informatics
Additional Cyber/Information Assurance:
  • Energy efficient devices/logic/circuits for high-end computing applications
  • Quantum computing
  • Predictive analytics and defense for cyber defense
  • High performance computing enabling technology development
  • Biometrics and identification science processing techniques

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