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NSA chief may lose US Cyber Command role
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2013 06:57:56 +0000 (UTC)
By Desiree Everts DeNunzio
November 4, 2013
Folks in the Pentagon appear to be rethinking the idea that one person
should be in charge of both the NSA and the United States'
Top military officials are considering separating the role of National
Security Agency director and the head of Cyber Command, a former
high-ranking administration official on Monday told The Hill.
Gen. Keith Alexander was tapped to become head of America's national
spying agency in 2005, and took up the additional role of the head of
Cyber Command five years later. The mission of Cyber Command is
essentially to synchronize the Defense Department's various networks and
cyberspace operations to better defend them against the onslaught of
Alexander, and his civilian deputy, John "Chris" Inglis, are expected to
resign from their positions in the coming months. Alexander is pushing to
keep the two positions united and believes that splitting them up would
result in two agencies battling over resources and command decisions,
according to The Hill.
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