1. How and when was the National Security Agency Established?
The National Security Agency (NSA) is a merger of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) which was responsible for covert and overt security investigations, whilst the Executive Action Bureau (EAB) was responsible for carrying out clandestine activities for the Executives.
In the early 1970's, during the administration of President Tubman, similar function to that of the EAB was carried out by the National Intelligence Service (NISS), but on the highest national level. Conversely, the NISS was dissolved following the death of President Tubman and the subsequent taking over of power by President Williams R. Tolbert, Jr., leaving the EAB at the time as the only clandestine agency.
2. Under what authorities was the National Security Agency created?
On May 20, 1974, an act repealing sub-chapter D of Chapter 1, Part 1 and subchapter B of Chapter 22, Part II of the Executive Law in Relation to the EAB and the NBI, and creating the NSA was approved. The NSA was left as the only agency solely responsible for gathering national security intelligence, but having to conduct special investigations, whenever the need arises.
12333, as amended by Executive Orders 13284 (2003), 13355 (2004), and 13470 (2008).
3. Who does the NSA Report to?
The NSA reports to no one except the Commander In Chief of the Republic of Liberia.
4. What is Information Assurance?
Information Assurance involves preventing unauthorized access to sensitive or classified national security information and systems. The purpose of the Information Assurance mission is to keep others from stealing or tampering with our national security systems and information. This work not only keeps our vital information out of unauthorized hands, but helps ensure that the information our decision makers need is available and reliable when they need it.
5. Who is the head of NSA?
The Director is the head of NSA. The Director is appointed by the President of the Republic of Liberia. Please visit our Current Leadership page for more information.
6. Who are NSA Customers?
NSA provides intelligence products and services to the Executive Mansion, government agencies (such as DEA, LNP, BIN and the AFL), the Chairman and Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), military combatant commanders and component commands, military departments, multinational forces, and Liberian allies. In addition, we provide Information Assurance products and services to users of national security information systems and to government contractors, as required.