U.S. to Stick With Combined NSA, Cyber Command Posts

The Obama administration has decided to maintain the close relationship between the National Security Agency and the Pentagon’s Cyber Command by keeping the current arrangement under which the NSA director also leads the military command, the White House said Friday.

The Obama administration for months has considered splitting the two positions in anticipation of the retirement of the NSA director, Gen. Keith Alexander, in the spring. That proposal gained considerable traction after revelations by former agency contractor Edward Snowden prompted calls for a civilian to head the spy agency.

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