In July of this year, General Alexander, head of the government's secretive National Security Agency, took the unprecedented step of asking computer hackers at their annual  Def Con convention to help him make the internet more secure. He encouraged them to develop the tools to improve privacy for all users. General Alexander’s defense-department-controlled NSA is charged with protecting the American military from cyber-attacks.

General Alexander, is the Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service, Fort Meade, MD. As Commander, USCYBERCOM, he is responsible for planning, coordinating and conducting operations and defense of DoD computer networks. As the Director of NSA and Chief of CSS, he is responsible for a Department of Defense agency with national foreign intelligence, combat support, and U.S. national security information system protection responsibilities.

General Alexander has had a distinguished career of over 40 years military service. Previous assignments include the Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence; Commanding General of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command; and Director of Intelligence, United States Central Command. He was the G-2 (Intelligence Officer) for the 1st Armored Division in Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

General Alexander holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy,  a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from Boston University, a Master of Science degree in Systems Technology (Electronic Warfare) and a Master of Science degree in Physics from the Naval Post Graduate School, and a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University.




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