Home / DoD / Michael Rogers, Rick Ledgett Unveiled as NSA Leadership Appointees

Michael Rogers, Rick Ledgett Unveiled as NSA Leadership Appointees

Vice Adm Michael Rogers (1)
Michael Rogers

Navy Vice Adm. Michael Rogers and Rick Ledgett were officially announced Thursday as President Barack Obama’s appointees to serve as the top two officials at the National Security Agency.

If confirmed, Rogers will serve as director of NSA and commander of Cyber Command and Ledgett was named deputy director at NSA, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.

Rick Ledgett
Rick Ledgett

Rogers has served in the Navy for the past 30 years and will bring experience in both cryptology and cybersecurity to both roles, according to Hagel.

Currently, Rogers leads U.S. Fleet Cyber Command as commander and holds the same role for the Navy’s 10th fleet, Fleet Cyber Command’s force provider.

Ledgett serves as director of the NSA/CSS Threat Operations Center, which carries out cryptologic work and supports U.S. government entities responsible for cyber defense functions.

He worked in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence between 2010 and 2012 and served as national intelligence manager for cyber, where he advised the national intelligence director of cyber matters and coordinated cyber activies across the intelligence community.

Check Also

DARPA Launches Program Seeking High Performance Computing for Military Simulators

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency launched a new program to improve how virtual training environments replicate real-world interactions and host more complex systems. DARPA unveiled Monday that the Digital RF Battlespace Emulator program intends to build a new breed of High Performance Computing capable of supporting advanced radio frequency for simulators. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *