I'm sure the NSA fully plans to adhere to these laws with zero oversight and their own personal secret court they use to fly in the face of democracy.
They have such a proven track record in the past of adhering to laws and privacy.
Start at helpdesk, hate yourself, and figure out a career path that you enjoy that gets you off the helpdesk. Ingratiate yourself to that team that is in the career path you wish to pursue. Study, take, and pass the applicable certs for said career path.
Simple as that.