Congress Considers Nomination of NSA Director to US Cyber Command, Concerns Remain

The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on April 15, to consider the nomination NSA Director Lt. Gen Keith B. Alexander to be the Commander of the US Cyber Command. EPIC has expressed concern about the expanded authority of the NSA within the United States and has specifically requested the public release of NSPD-54, the secret Presidential Directive that allows the NSA to conduct electronic surveillance against US citizens within the United States, prior to the confirmation of Lt. Gen. Alexander. EPIC is seeking this and related document in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. For more information, see EPIC Sues NSA to Force Disclosure of Cyber Security Authority.

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