According to the reports, the White House is considering to appoint a civilian leader to run the NSA, as Keith Alexander, current director stepped down in spring and had led this agency since 2005.
This step smells like a new view of whole agency and is seen by some as a promising if small first step toward greater transparency. Naming a civilian to head the NSA would involve making a separate agency out of Cyber Command, the military hacker group currently under Gen,Alexander’s command.
The Hill didn’t gave full detail, however an official have confirmed some facts that a list of potential civilian appointees is under consideration. Currently both FBI and CIA are led by civilians, only military personnel have occupied the NSA’s top post since the agency’s inception in 1952.