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Meet the NSA's new boss

Meet the NSA's new boss
VADM Michael S. Rogers

The new director of the NSA does not seem like the kind of person to panic at the first sign of an emergency. That's a good thing, right?

Admiral Michael S. Rogers, a career cryptologist and a former commander of the Navy Fleet Cyber Command, is already making strides toward damage control of the fallout from the Snowden leaks.

Even after only being the Director of the NSA for three months, Adm. Rogers spent time reassuring the spy agency that not all hope was lost. After describing the steps he planned to implement to tighten up the internal security, he also cautioned that there was no foolproof or complete protection against a determined person on the inside of the system.

“Am I ever going to sit here and say as the director that with 100 percent certainty no one can compromise our systems from the inside?” he asked. “Nope. Because I don’t believe that in the long run." ...

But he then added: “You have not heard me as the director say, ‘Oh, my God, the sky is falling.’ I am trying to be very specific and very measured in my characterizations.”

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