Agency Transformed, NSA Chief Rogers Set for Spring Departure

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National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers has told his staff that he will be stepping down from his post this spring, as reported by The Dead Drop on Friday. Nakasone won’t keep the dual-hatted role long term — just until the Trump administration decides to formalize the split, which sources tell The Dead Drop won’t be anytime soon.

His replacement is expected to be Lt. General Paul Nakasone, the current Commander of U.S. Army Cyber Command — who may end up keeping the dual-hatted role, as per the Dead Drop. The Senate would have to confirm the appointment, which could take several months. Nakasone is widely admired both for his current role and his previous work commanding the Cyber National Mission Force at U.S. Cyber Command.

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