Director of the National Security Agency

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Leader of the National Security AgencyBoss of the Deputy Director of The National Security Agency.

Employment.png Director of the National Security Agency 
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Incumbent: Michael S. Rogers
Since 3 April 2014

Start November 4, 1952
Leader of National Security Agency
Deputy Deputy Director of The National Security Agency
Website http://www.nsa.gov/about/leadership/index.shtml

Official narrative

The National Security Agency promises on its website to "protect national security interests by adhering to the highest standards of behavior"[1], so naturally its leader exemplifies such behavior.

Problems

After James Clapper infamously lied to the US Congress about mass surveillance, not only has the US Justice Department showed no interest in prosecuting him, but the commercially-controlled media has declined to make the obvious suggestion that a prosecution, or at the very least an investigation is in order.

Powers

Since 1964 the director of the NSA has had the power to fire any NSA employee at will without providing an explanation - leading the Washington Post to write: "This is the very definition of arbitrariness. It means that an employee could be discharged and disgraced on the basis of anonymous allegations without the slightest opportunity to defend himself."[2] Of course, 50 years later, in the age of persecution of whistleblowers - in which the US government admits to assassination and indefinite detention it means even more than that.

Deep State Control

The significance of the National Security Agency and its technical superiority to other intelligence agencies in key fields such as mass surveillance and cyberterrorism, together with its close support of other deep state-controlled groups leave little room for doubt that the Director of the National Security Agency is under firm control by the deep state.

 

Office Holders on Wikispooks

NameFromToDescription
Michael S. Rogers3 April 2014
Keith B. Alexander1 August 200528 March 2014An infamously mendacious tenure
William B. BlackMay 200531 July 2005Acting
Michael HaydenMarch 1999May 2005
John Michael McConnellMay 1992February 1996
William O. StudemanAugust 1988May 1992
William E. Odom1985August 1988
Lincoln D. Faurer19811985
Bobby Ray InmanJuly 1977April 1981
Lew AllenAugust 1973July 1977
Samuel C. PhillipsAugust 1972August 1973
Noel GaylerAugust 1969August 1972
Marshall S. CarterJune 1965August 1969
Gordon A. BlakeJanuary 1962June 1965
Laurence H. FrostNovember 1960January 1962
John A. SamfordNovember 1956November 1960
Ralph J. Canine4 November 1952November 1956


References

  1. http://www.nsa.gov/about/values/index.shtml
  2. David Kahn, The Codebreakers, Scribner Press, 1967, chapter 19, pp. 672–733.