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Source: Navy Admiral To Be Next NSA Chief

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January 30, 2014 AT 8:39 PM
A senior defense official says, President Obama has chosen Vice Admiral Michael Rogers to be the next director of the National Security Agency and head of U.S. cyber command. The pick of Rogers comes at delicate moment for the NSA, which has faced congressional and public scrutiny in the aftermath of revelations by former contractor Edward Snowden about the agency's surveillance methods. Rogers will succeed Gen. Keith Alexander, who has served as NSA director since 2005. The White House previously announced that Alexander would step down in March.