The intelligence agency, which has been in the news as of late, may soon have a new military man in charge.
Gen. Keith Alexander is scheduled to step down from his position atop the National Security Agency in mid-March, creating a void many expect Navy Vice Adm. Mike Rogers to fill. Seemingly always in the headlines after former-consultant Edward Snowden's disclosure of surveillance programs, the Military Times reported that Rogers is expected to continue many of his predecessor's programs but with greater transparency to the public.
As a sign of the Obama administration's preference for a new direction, the Columbus Dispatch reports that the President himself interviewed Rogers last week. If confirmed by the Senate Armed Services Committee, Rogers will be the latest uniformed serviceman to helm the NSA as part of a 62-year-long stretch of such appointments.
Rogers appears to have all the right credentials to lead the nation's highest intelligence agency in a time when public confidence in it is flagging. His official Naval biography lists degrees with distinction and honors from Auburn University, the National War College, the Naval War College as well as a Masters of Science in National Security strategy.
Currently, Rogers serves as head of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and the director of Intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Pacific Command.