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Navy Vice Admiral Michael Rogers expected to be named director of NSA

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Posted at 2:03 PM, Jan 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-27 14:06:56-05
Navy Vice Adm. Michael Rogers

Navy Vice Adm. Michael Rogers

(CNN) – Navy Vice Adm. Michael Rogers is expected to be nominated the next director of the embattled National Security Agency, a U.S. official confirmed to CNN.

The current director, Gen. Keith Alexander, is expected to retire in March.

Alexander’s tenure has been most recently marked by controversy over intelligence leaks by former agency contractor Edward Snowden about electronic surveillance.

By Barbara Starr