Michael Rogers was sworn in as the National Security Agency director and U.S. Cyber Command lead during a ceremony Wednesday held at Fort Meade, Md., the American Forces Press Service reported.
Jim Garamone writes that Rogers, a four-star Navy admiral, aims to expand NSA’s and Cybercom’s partnerships with U.S. allies and to increase public awareness of both organizations’ work.
“The security challenges we face today are complex and growing, our adversaries are determined,” Rogers told his audience.
“And when the lives of our nation’s citizens are at stake, failure is not an option,” he added, according to Garamone’s article.
Rogers also urged NSA and Cybercom to cooperate with the FBI, the national intelligence director’s office, and the departments of Homeland Security and Justice.
“The key to success, I believe, in the [signals intelligence] and cyber worlds of the 21st century is all about building strong collaboration and being good partners.”