Thursday, October 17, 2013

Who Will Replace NSA Director Keith Alexander?

Photo: Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers. Wikimedia

Meet The Man Who Could Be Next In Line To Control The NSA’s Spying Apparatus -- Washington Post

Reuters reports that both Gen. Keith B. Alexander, NSA and U.S. Cyber Command chief, and his civilian deputy John "Chris" Inglis will be departing the National Security Agency (NSA) soon. And they identify Vice Admiral Michael Rogers, current commander of the U.S. Navy's 10th Fleet and U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, as one leading candidate to replace Alexander in the top spot.

While it's unclear if that means replacing him as the head of the NSA, the head of U.S Cyber Command, or both roles -- and as my colleague Brian Fung argues, unclear if that matters -- it is clear that it's worth knowing something about Rogers. So who is he?

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My Comment: It is still too early to say who will be the next NSA Director .... the decision will rest with President Obama .... but it appears that Vice Admiral Michael Rogers has all of the credentials.