THE DIRECTOR'S SUMMER PROGRAM

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THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

CRYPTOLOGIC MATHEMATICS FOR EXCEPTIONAL UNDERGRADUATE MATHEMATICIANS

Mrs. Jacqueline A. Holmgren, Program Manager

math@afterlife.ncsc.mil

***********DEADLINE IS 15 OCTOBER*************

The Director's Summer Program is the National Security Agency's premier
outreach to the nation's most outstanding undergraduate mathematics
majors. Each summer we invite two dozen exceptional students to
collaborate with each other and with NSA mathematicians on problems
critical to the intelligence gathering and information assurance
missions of the agency. Admission to the 12-week program is highly
competitive. Applicants should have a demonstrated superior
mathematical aptitude. A full year of abstract algebra and analysis are
recommended. Some computer experience is desirable, particularly with
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THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

CRYPTOLOGIC MATHEMATICS FOR EXCEPTIONAL UNDERGRADUATE MATHEMATICIANS

Mrs. Jacqueline A. Holmgren, Program Manager

math@afterlife.ncsc.mil

***********DEADLINE IS 15 OCTOBER*************

The goals of the Director's Summer Program are to:

* introduce the future leaders of the U.S. mathematics community to the Agency's mission and share with them the excitement of working on mathematics problems of national importance;

* provide a deep understanding of the vital role that mathematics plays in enabling the Agency to tackle a diverse set of technical challenges;

* encourage bright undergraduate mathematics majors to continue their study of mathematics and pursue careers in the mathematical sciences; and, of course, to

* solve current operational problems.

DSP participants work on a wide range of problems in mathematics, cryptology, and communications technology. These problems often involve applications of abstract algebra, geometry, number theory, probability, statistics, combinatorics, graph theory, algorithms, computer science, and analysis. Introductory lectures on modern cryptologic mathematics will be given at the beginning of the summer; at the same time, approximately ten current problems will be presented. Each student will choose one or two as the focus for his or her research. Students are expected to document their work in technical papers which are internally published at the agency.

Information about the Director's Summer Program is sent to over 300 colleges and universities each year. Because of the lengthy security processing required, the deadline for applications is 15 October each year. To apply, a student should send a resume, at least two letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with their technical work, and current transcripts. A list of courses which will have been completed by the end of the academic year should also be included. **Students must be U.S. citizens.** All information should be sent to:

Department of Defense

National Security Agency

9800 Savage Road Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-6515

Attn: R1 (DSP), Suite 6515.

The Director's Summer Program is an extremely rewarding summer experience! For additional information, call Mrs. Jacquie Holmgren, Program Manager at (301) 688-0983 or send e-mail to math@afterlife.ncsc.mil.

Thanks,

Jacquie Holmgren

DSP Program Manager

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(301) 688-0689 fax