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General Keith Alexander, NSA Chief, proposed to head new Pentagon Cyber Command

 

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates


General Keith Alexander - Director NSA
General Keith Alexander - Director NSA

Defense Secretary Robert Gates plans to nominate National Security Agency Director, Keith Alexander to lead the new Pentagon Cyber Command as reported in an article by The Wall Street Journal. Amid rising concerns regarding attacks on U.S. networks,  the question becomes, who will most effectively lead the way to combat technological treats to our security.  A draft memo reviewed by The Wall Street Journal outlines Gate’s proposal to nominate Alexander, a three-star general,  expected to receive a fourth star when he assumes his new position at the Cyber Command.  With the Department of Homeland Security tasked to secure the government’s nonmilitary networks, the new Cyber Command will take on the responsibility of securing the Department of Defense networks and how they work together will be a key component of the success of the program.  Read entire article..

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