How NSA reorganization could squander remaining trust

Opinion: How NSA reorganization could squander remaining trust

The Christian Science Monitor

The coming reorganization of the National Security Agency may be a smart move for the agency but it’ll hurt America’s long-term national security interests. At a recent talk at the Washington think tank Atlantic Council, NSA director Adm. Michael Rogers said he wanted to better integrate the agency’s Information Assurance Directorate – its defensive arm that protects US systems and information – and the Signals Intelligence Directorate – the offensive branch that carries out spying operations. The reorganization is needed, he said, because with these two separate divisions “we created these two amazing cylinders of excellence and then we built walls of granite between them.” <snip>

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