As if the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command weren’t already in enough turmoil (perhaps you’ve heard of that Edward Snowden guy?), things are expected to get even more unstable around Snoop Central.
Gen. Keith Alexander, the director of the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, on Thursday made public his decision to leave the agency in March, a move our colleague Ellen Nakashima reported on this month. Alexander’s the longest-serving head of the NSA, having had his tenure extended three times.
But he’s hardly the only one making for the exits at Fort Meade.
His deputies are close behind him: We’re told that deputy NSA director Chris Inglis will retire in mid-January. And Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, deputy commander of U.S. Cyber Command, is expected to depart, too, probably in June, after he completes his two-year assignment.
Somebody get out the “Help Wanted” sign.