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.[1][2] The facility opened on January 6, 2012, at a cost of $358 million.[2] The center focuses on signals intelligence intercepts from Asia, and conducts cybersecurity and cyberwarfare operations.[3][4]

In May 2013, a worker at this facility, Edward Snowden,[5] took many classified documents and provided them to the press, revealing the existence of a number of top secret NSA mass surveillance programs.[6][7]

See also


  1. ^ "NSA/CSS opens newest facility in Georgia". Government Security News. March 6, 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b "NSA/CSS Unveils New Hawaii Center" (Press release). National Security Agency. January 6, 2012. Archived from the original on 18 September 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  3. ^ Bamford, James (March 15, 2012). "The NSA is Building the Country's Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)". Wired. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  4. ^ "NSA/CSS Hawaii". www.nsa.gov. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  5. ^ 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.'
  6. ^ Gertz, Bill (June 13, 2013). "Officials Worried Snowden Will Pass Secrets to Chinese". Washington Free Beacon. Archived from the original on June 14, 2013.
  7. ^ 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.

Coordinates: 21°31′23″N 158°00′43″W / 21.523°N 158.012°W / 21.523; -158.012