Obama Picks Navy Cryptologist To Head NSA

Law360, Los Angeles (January 30, 2014, 7:59 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama has nominated Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers, an ex-intelligence director and longtime cryptologist, to head the National Security Agency, which continues to weather criticism for its controversial secret surveillance programs, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Thursday.

Rogers — a 30-year Navy veteran who leads the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command — is also the president's pick to become commander of U.S. Cyber Command and chief of the Central Security Service, according to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate,...
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