U.S. Military Academy Wins First Place at the 2024 NSA Cyber Exercise

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After months of preparation and three days of elaborate and challenging cyber operations, the U.S. Military Academy has emerged as the champion of the sixth annual National Security Agency (NSA) Cyber Exercise (NCX).

The battle for the coveted NCX trophy included participants from the U.S. service academies and senior military colleges, who competed alongside individuals from multiple NSA professional development programs. A team from USCYBERCOM’s Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF) participated in a For Exhibition Only (FEO) status. All team members rose to the challenge, applying their technical, collaborative, and critical thinking skills to simulated scenarios they can expect to encounter throughout their cyber careers.

“Agility and adaptability have been and will continue to be keys to our success,” MG Matteo Martemucci, Deputy Chief of the Central Security Service said during his welcome message “Remain alert, focused, and trust your training. This is what we prepare for.”

Martemucci awarded West Point’s cyber competition team members with the NCX trophy after edging out their competition in the tournament.

“Congratulations to the U.S. Military Academy,” Martemucci said during the closing ceremony. “We hope that this simulation not only deepened your understanding of the current threat environment, but also inspired you to continue to hone your skills and talents to help protect our Nation, whether in uniform, academia, government, or industry.”

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Excerpt and image taken from https://www.nsa.gov.

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