Donald Trump chooses Lieutenant General Paul Nakasone to head NSA and US Cyber Command

Donald Trump's cyber adviser, Rob Joyce, announced the president's pick in a tweet late Wednesday, praising Nakasone for having a strong background in cyber issues.

AP February 15, 2018 08:13:12 IST
Donald Trump chooses Lieutenant General Paul Nakasone to head NSA and US Cyber Command

Washington: President Donald Trump has picked Lieutenant General Paul Nakasone to be the next director of the National Security Agency and US Cyber Command.

Donald Trump chooses Lieutenant General Paul Nakasone to head NSA and US Cyber Command

An undated aerial handout photo shows the National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters building. Reuters.

Trump's cyber adviser, Rob Joyce, announced the president's pick in a tweet late Wednesday, praising Nakasone for having a strong background in cyber issues.

If confirmed by the Senate, Nakasone would take on one of the nations top intelligence posts. He currently heads the US Army Cyber Command.

The NSA has suffered setbacks in recent years from leaks of classified material and US offensive hacking tools.

There also is a move to try to split the dual-hat position into two, with one person leading the cyber command and another running NSA.

The current director, Mike Rogers, has announced his plans to retire in the spring.

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