NSA Director To Leave Agency In March 2014

Law360, Los Angeles (October 17, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT) -- The director of the National Security Agency, Gen. Keith B. Alexander, will step down next March, NSA officials confirmed Thursday, though the agency says the decision was made before leaks of documents revealing secret phone and Internet surveillance programs created a global controversy.

The move was made after his appointment was extended for a third time this March, the NSA said. An Army intelligence officer who also runs the U.S. Cyber Command, Alexander’s eight-year tenure makes him the longest serving NSA chief.

“He’s served well beyond...
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