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NSA boss and top deputy expected to depart soon

SHAKEUP:The head and deputy of the intelligence unit dubbed ‘Never Say Anything’ by staff are leaving voluntarily and is unrelated to leaks about NSA spying, officials said

Reuters, WASHINGTON

Gary Roughead, who retired as the US Navy’s top uniformed officer in September 2011, said Rogers would be a good choice.

“During my time as CNO [chief of naval operations], I spent a great deal of time and attention on cyber, or as we characterized it, information dominance. Mike Rogers was the best in the business and a widely recognized leader in shaping the future in that important domain,” he told reporters. “He would be an extraordinary successor to Keith Alexander.”

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