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    NSA Chief Mike Rogers Expected to Retire From Agency in Spring

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    Mike Rogers, director of the US National Security Agency, reportedly announced to agency staff Friday that he is planning to retire this spring.

    According to reports, Rogers indicated that a successor will be nominated and approved by the US Senate by the end of January.

    ​The announcement was broken to the media when Ellen Nakashima, a Washington Post reporter, tweeted that Rogers gave his colleagues advance notice of his intention to depart from the agency.

    The 58-year-old official is also the head of the US Cyber Command. An official announcement of his retirement has not yet been made.

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