Few institutions have ignited such passionate public debate over their roles and activities than the National Security Agency (NSA). As the lead agency for the U.S. government on cryptology, its missions encompass collecting foreign information for intelligence purposes and preventing foreign adversaries from gaining access to U.S. national-security information.
To learn more about the current state of NSA, especially in the aftermath of revelations from the Snowden affair, UC San Diego will host a conversation with Admiral Michael Rogers, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command and NSA director, titled “Challenges and Opportunities in the Interconnected World.”
The discussion will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Calit2 auditorium on campus. Light refreshments will be served at 9 a.m. Registration, at admiralrogers.eventbrite.com, is required.
Rogers has spent most of his career working in information-warfare assignments, including as director for intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Pacific Command, and most recently as Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/ U.S. Tenth Fleet.
His visit is being coordinated by the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and the Office of Research Affairs.