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NSA chief likely to be stripped of cyber war powers
Posted By admin On November 4, 2013 @ 11:04 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled
The Hill 
November 4, 2013
Senior military officials are leaning toward removing the National Security Agency director’s authority over U.S. Cyber Command, according to a former high-ranking administration official familiar with internal discussions.
Keith Alexander, a four star general who leads both the NSA and Cyber Command, plans to step down in the spring.
No formal decision has been made yet, but the Pentagon has already drawn up a list of possible civilian candidates for the next NSA director, the former official told The Hill. A separate military officer would head up Cyber Command, a team of military hackers that trains for offensive cyberattacks and protects U.S. computer systems.
The administration might also decide to have two military officers lead the two agencies.
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 Gates may recommend new ‘Cyber Command’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gates-may-recommend-new-cyber-command.html
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