“Defending and Operating in Cyberspace” with Admiral Rogers
July 27th, 2016
Join the World Affairs Council for a special summer event with Admiral Michael S. Rogers, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, Director of the National Security Agency, and Chief of the Central Security Service.
Cyber threats and attacks are one of the most serious economic and national security challenges the United States faces, and are increasing in scale and intensity. Tasked with protecting U.S. national security, the NSA's role in combating these threats has grown exponentially. As the director of the NSA, Admiral Rogers is working to build the necessary partnerships between the government, private sector, and policy and technology leaders in order to meet the demands of this rapidly evolving field.
This event is part of the 2015-2016 Community Programs Cybergovernance and Cybersecurity Series.
About the speaker:
Admiral Michael Rogers, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, Director of the National Security Agency, Chief of the Central Security Service.
Admiral Michael Rogers assumed his present duties in March 2014. Originally a surface warfare officer (SWO), he was selected for re-designation to cryptology (now Information Warfare) in 1986.
Since becoming a flag officer in 2007, Rogers has also served as the director for Intelligence for both the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Pacific Command, and most recently as commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet. Prior to his role as NSA chief, he led Fleet Cyber Command, the Navy's cyber warfare and electronic spying unit.
Rogers’ joint service both afloat and ashore has been extensive. Duties afloat have included service at the unit level as a SWO aboard USS Caron (DD 970) and the strike group level as the senior cryptologist on the staff of commander, Carrier Group 2/John F. He has also led cryptologic direct support missions aboard U.S. submarines and surface units in the Arabian Gulf and Mediterranean. Rogers’ past duties ashore include his command of Naval Security Group Activity Winter Harbor, Maine (1998-2000). He also served at Naval Security Group Department, NAVCOMSTA in Rota, Spain, and Naval Military Personnel Command. From 2003 -2007, his Joint Staff duties included leadership of the J3 Computer Network Attack/Defense and IO Operations shops.
Rogers graduated from Auburn University in 1981, receiving his commission via the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. He is a distinguished graduate of the National War College and a graduate of highest distinction from the Naval War College. He is also a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI fellow; Harvard Senior Executive in National Security alum; and holds a Master of Science in National Security Strategy.