Hawaii Cryptologic Center
The Hawaii Cryptologic Center (HCC) or NSA Hawaii is a U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) Central Security Service (CSS) facility located near Wahiawa on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The facility opened on January 6, 2012 at a cost of $358 million. The center focuses on signals intelligence intercepts from Asia, and conducts cybersecurity and cyberwarfare operations.
In May 2013, a worker at this facility, Edward Snowden, took many classified documents and provided them to the press, revealing the existence of a number of top secret NSA mass surveillance programs.
- Kunia Regional SIGINT Operations Center
- European Cryptologic Center
- Colorado Cryptologic Center
- Georgia Cryptologic Center
- Texas Cryptologic Center
- "NSA/CSS opens newest facility in Georgia". Government Security News. March 6, 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "NSA/CSS Unveils New Hawaii Center" (Press release). National Security Agency. January 6, 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- Bamford, James (March 15, 2012). "The NSA is Building the Country's Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)". Wired. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "NSA/CSS Hawaii". www.nsa.gov. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
- Greenberg, Andy (2013-12-16). "An NSA Coworker Remembers The Real Edward Snowden: 'A Genius Among Geniuses'". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-09-25.
Snowden wore it regularly to stay warm in the air-conditioned underground NSA Hawaii Kunia facility known as 'the tunnel.'
- Gertz, Bill (June 13, 2013). "Officials Worried Snowden Will Pass Secrets to Chinese". Washington Free Beacon. Archived from the original on June 14, 2013.
- Sanger, David E.; Perlroth, Nicole (June 15, 2013). "After Profits, Defense Contractor Faces the Pitfalls of Cybersecurity". New York Times. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013.
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