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GCHQ to celebrate centenary in 2019

24 Feb 2017 We announce plans to mark our 100th anniversary, beginning with an exhibition at the Science Museum and our first authorised history.
Her Majesty wears a peacock-blue suit & pearl and diamond jewellery. She's smiling holding flowers

Britain enters a new era of online opportunity with opening of the National Cyber Security Centre

14 Feb 2017 The NCSC is officially opened today by Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
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CyberFest 2017

03 Feb 2017 Students learn how the cyber world impacts on everyone today.
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National challenge will develop schoolgirls' cyber security skills

18 Jan 2017
Teenage girls from across the UK are being invited to pit their tech skills against one another in a GCHQ competition to find the best and...
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A century on: how the work of GCHQ's predecessors contributed to the US entering World War I

16 Jan 2017
The 'Zimmermann Telegram' of 1917 demonstrates the need to balance making use of intelligence and protecting its source, which is...
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GCHQ: Minority Report

15 Nov 2016
BBC documentary explores the challenges of hiring Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic recruits into GCHQ.