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Proposed Bill Would Reauthorize, Reform NSA Surveillance Program

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation that would reauthorize and reform a section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that permits the National Security Agency to monitor communications of non-U.S. citizens outside the country as part of counterterrorism efforts. A press release posted Friday on Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s (R-Virginia) …

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Profile: Richard Ledgett, Retired Deputy Director of NSA

Richard Ledgett has served with the National Security Agency for approximately 29 years and contributed his expertise in intelligence and cybersecurity to support the agency’s nearly 200 global operating locations until his retirement in April. He most recently worked at NSA as deputy director and acting chief operating officer from …

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GAO: DoD, Congress Identify Potential Measures to Address NSA-Cybercom Leadership Separation Risks

The Government Accountability Office has reported that the Defense Department and congressional panels have identified possible strategies to mitigate potential risks that may arise if DoD separates the current dual-hat leadership structure of the National Security Agency and Cyber Command. Suggested measures include formalization of NSA-Cybercom collaboration agreements and development of …

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Adm. Michael Rogers Calls for National Dialogue on Use of Digital Tech for SIGINT

U.S. Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, head of the U.S. Cyber Command and National Security Agency, has said a national dialogue is needed to determine whether the government should have access to digital communications to support signals intelligence activities against terrorism, DoD News reported Saturday. Rogers told the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado …

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DoD Inspector General: NSA Lacks Detailed Strategy to Implement ‘Secure-the-Net’ Efforts

A redacted version of an August 2016 report by the Defense Department’s inspector general says the National Security Agency failed to develop a detailed plan for the implementation of its “secure-the-net initiatives” designed to safeguard classified data from insider threats, Nextgov reported Monday. NSA also fell short of safeguarding server …

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