Obama Likely To Pick Navy Cryptologist To Head NSA

Law360, Los Angeles (January 28, 2014, 6:06 PM EST) -- U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Michael S. Rogers, an ex-intelligence director and longtime cryptologist, will likely be nominated by President Barack Obama to head the National Security Agency, which continues weathering criticism for its controversial secret surveillance programs, a Tuesday report said.

Rogers — a 30-year Navy veteran who leads the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command — is Obama's apparent pick to replace Gen. Keith B. Alexander as the outgoing NSA director and leader of the U.S. Cyber Command, according to the Associated Press.

NSA officials said in...
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