US President Obama nominates new NSA head

The Senate has to approve the nomination of Vice Admiral Michael Rogers before he officially assumes office.

US President Obama nominates new NSA head

World Bulletin / News Desk

U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated Navy Cyber Command head Vice Admiral Michael Rogers as the next director of the National Security Agency, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Thursday.

Rogers, will succeed Keith Alexander, who will retire after heading the NSA since 2005, if the Senate approves his nomination.

"This is a critical time for the NSA, and Vice Admiral Rogers would bring extraordinary and unique qualifications to this position as the agency continues its vital mission and implements President Obama's reforms," Hagel said in a statement.

The NSA has been embroiled in controversy ever since the documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden since July 2012 revealed that the agency spied on world leaders, as well as American and foreign citizens.

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