NSA’s Chief Operating Officer Rick Ledgett appointed as new deputy director.....
Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers is President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, which would give him the difficult task of protecting both privacy rights and national security if he is confirmed by the Senate.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced the nomination in a statement on Thursday along with the appointment of NSA’s Chief Operating Officer Rick Ledgett to be its new deputy director. Army Gen. Keith Alexander will retire this spring from his positions as the director of the NSA and head of U.S. Cyber Command. Alexander became director of the NSA in 2005 and assumed an additional position as the chief of U.S. Cyber Command in 2010.
Ledgett has been assessing the possible damage done to security at the NSA following the leaks of classified documents by former agency contractor Edward Snowden. Ledgett said in an interview with CBS in December “it’s worth having a conversation” to consider clemency for Snowden to return to the U.S. if he could ensure that the remainder of the data he took that has not yet been shared. Alexander did not agree with that possibility of amnesty and told CBS it would be like pardoning a hostage taker after he already killed a few hostages.....snip~
Obama Nominates Vice Adm. Michael Rogers for NSA Chief - US News and World Report
Will he be confirmed by the Senate? Anyone up on this guy and know what he is about? What say ye?