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Navy Admiral Mike Rogers Next In Line To Lead NSA

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Vice Adm. Mike Rogers, a former intelligence director and currently the head of the Navy's Cyber Command, will likely be nominated to replace Army Gen. Keith Alexander, the officials said. He would step into a firestorm of complaints about the government's spying and intelligence gathering. Alexander is slated to retire in March. Rogers also would be nominated to take over U.S. Cyber Command.

The officials confirmed the selection on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly ahead of any eventual White House announcement.

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