With New Leader In Sight, Will Change Come to the NSA?

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Activists protest the surveillance of U.S. citizens by the NSA outside the Justice Department where U.S. President Barack Obama gave a major speech on reforming the NSA on January 17, 2014. (Win McNamee/Getty)

As two Norwegian lawmakers have nominated former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize, NSA director Keith Alexander is preparing to leave the troubled agency in March. 

If he is confirmed by the Senate, Navy Cryptologist and Vice Admiral Mike Rogers (not to be confused with the Congressman of the same name) will take the helm of the NSA as the agency faces renewed public scrutiny. According to the Washington Post, President Barack Obama is interviewing Alexander's potential successor himself.

Rogers's former colleague John Nagl, a retired Lieutenant Colonel, counterinsurgency expert and headmaster of the Haverford School, discusses the Vice Admiral's resume and how he might change the NSA.


Below you'll find a photo of Vice Admiral Mike Rogers.

Vice Admiral Michael S. Rogers


Retired Lt. Col. John Nagl and Admiral James Stavridis

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger


T.J. Raphael

Comments [3]

Jim Woodruff from Clearfield, UT

Regarding your piece on robots and interacting with them, I thought it should have included Geoff Peterson. After all he is more of a robot than the Terminator.

Jan. 31 2014 02:05 AM
oscar from ny

I swear to god these devils have appropriated the internet..everything that is good has been added commercials and water down everything that was good..its so frustrating to watch everything that is good dissolve..these devils have taken over everything and won't allow anything good in the world without them stealing it and destroying it..please god get rid of these devils that have penetrated their supreme intelligence of evil and will not allow good to flourish ..for them is business as usual. Destroy destroy destroy.. Their mentality is crippling even the smallest attom of good...why can't you ppl see this?? Their fascims grows all the way to heaven..how can the world allow these old maniacs that go to the bathroom like everyone else..that have wax in their ears and their putrid smell of their tooth's..just like everyone else??..most of these are so evil that they invent ways to accommodate their fascist mentality with their commercials propaganda of help..?..lord I beg you to open the eyes of the ppl to see if maybe we can acquire a frequency of righteousness and finish these undertakers of the ppl!!!

Jan. 30 2014 03:13 PM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

"No Such Agency," is the joke John Nagl said "The NSA" used to call themselves. Hopefully, Admiral Rogers will be able to return the Agency to that standard.

Jan. 30 2014 01:04 PM

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