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Trump has chosen nominee to lead NSA, US Cyber Command

AP  |  Washington 

has picked Lt Gen to be the next of the and

Trump's cyber adviser, Rob Joyce, announced the presidents pick in a tweet late yesterday, praising Nakasone for having a strong background in cyber issues.

If confirmed by the Senate, Nakasone would take on one of the nations top intelligence posts. He currently heads the

The NSA has suffered setbacks in recent years from leaks of classified material and U.S.

There also is a move to try to split the dual-hat position into two, with one person leading the cyber command and another running NSA.

The current director, Mike Rogers, has announced his plans to retire in the spring.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 00:50 IST