The Director of the National Security Agency, Adm. Mike Rogers has decided to retire this spring after nearly four years in office, two former US intelligence officials told POLITICO.
The pending departure ends well over a year of rumors that the NSA chief was on his way out – willingly or not, according to the report. President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Rogers' successor this month, putting a final Senate confirmation vote two to three months away.
Rogers has lasted beyond the typical three-year assignment for NSA leaders, the report adds. He has played an instrumental role in building up the military’s cyber warfighting unit, known as US Cyber Command, which Rogers also oversees.