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NSA attends Las Vegas hacker convention

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NSA will be part of a panel called "Meet the Feds" at this year's new addition to DefCon, DefCon Kids.

The annual computer hacker convention, known as DefCon, opens in Las Vegas today. The entrance fee is $150 cash, and no real names need to be given. Ten thousand people are expected to attend over the next 4 days, including member of the National Security Agency who are on the look out for new recruits. Richard George, technical director for cyber defense at the NSA, explains why DefCon is a good place to find the next generation of cyber crime fighters.


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