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quotes from General Keith Alexander, CIO NSA
« on: 14. December 2013., 10:00:36 »
"quotes from General Keith Alexander, CIO NSA"


NSA director Keith Alexander said he did not know how to detect future domestic terrorist attacks without swooping up the phone records of every American.

by Keith Alexander found on theguardian.com on 12.12.2013


"The number isn't that big," General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on theguardian.com on 11.12.2013


In his first public comments since the Washington Post reported that the NSA collects location data on mobile devices from cellular towers, General Keith Alexander said that it was possible that Americans overseas had their cell phone geolocation information acquired by NSA without the NSA knowing.

by General Keith Alexander found on theguardian.com on 11.12.2013


Beecause that's something that's also been collected," General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on theguardian.com on 11.12.2013


"If we can come up with a better way, we ought to put it on the table and argue our way through it," General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on pcadvisor.co.uk on 11.12.2013


The NSA's bulk collection of U.S. telephone records is the "least intrusive" way to track suspected terrorists' communications with people in the U.S., General Keith Alexander said, defending the NSA's mass data collection and surveillance programs to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

by General Keith Alexander found on pcadvisor.co.uk on 11.12.2013


The NSA’s bulk collection of U.S. telephone records is the “least intrusive” way to track suspected terrorists’ communications with people in the U.S., General Keith Alexander said, defending the NSA’s mass data collection and surveillance programs to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

by General Keith Alexander found on pcworld.com on 5.12.2013


”If we can come up with a better way, we ought to put it on the table and argue our way through it,” General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on pcworld.com on 5.12.2013


NSA Director Keith Alexander said that the information was never used for intelligence purposes and that the testing was reported to congressional intelligence committees.

by NSA Director Keith Alexander found on indyposted.com on 2.12.2013


In recent testimony before Congress, General Keith Alexander said the NSA is the nation's largest employer of mathematicians – or to be exact, 1,103 mathematicians, 966 PhDs, and 4,374 computer scientists.

by General Keith Alexander found on theguardian.com on 26.11.2013


These will continue to come out," NSA Director General Keith Alexander said.

by NSA Director General Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 14.11.2013


In an interview with Der Spiegel on Sunday, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said Keith Alexander should "resign or be fired" over his role in the leaks, particularly in the practices that allowed leaker Edward Snowden to accumulate so much classified information without raising any alarms.

by Keith Alexander found on electrogeek.com on 11.11.2013


The senator for Arizona, a former Republican presidential candidate, said Keith Alexander should be held accountable for the leaks of thousands of documents by the whistleblower Edward Snowden, which revealed NSA surveillance and spying on a massive scale.

by Keith Alexander found on theguardian.com on 10.11.2013


"I can tell you factually we do not have access to Google servers, Yahoo servers," NSA Director General Keith Alexander said at a conference last week.

by NSA Director General Keith Alexander found on businessinsider.com on 4.11.2013


Team Cyber,” Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on gunnyg.wordpress.com on 4.11.2013


“I think Secretary [Robert] Gates and the decision and the rational that he put into putting these together remains true today,” Keith Alexander said at the event last month.

by Keith Alexander found on gunnyg.wordpress.com on 4.11.2013


NSA director Keith Alexander will step down next year, relinquishing his dual command over the US spy agency and Cyber Command, Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on slashgear.com on 4.11.2013


The policymakers come up with the requirements," General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on theguardian.com on 1.11.2013


"Some of this reminds me of the classic movie Casablanca — 'My God, there's gambling going on here,'" General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on theguardian.com on 1.11.2013


During a pointed exchange with a former US ambassador to Romania, James Carew Rosapepe, General Keith Alexander said: "We, the intelligence agencies, don't come up with the requirements.

by General Keith Alexander found on theguardian.com on 1.11.2013


General Keith Alexander said the NSA collected information when it was asked by policy officials to discover the “leadership intentions” of foreign countries.

by General Keith Alexander found on warincontext.org on 1.11.2013


"Some of this reminds me of the classic movie Casablanca - 'My God, there's gambling going on here'," said General Keith Alexander.

by General Keith Alexander found on computing.co.uk on 1.11.2013


The political uproar over alleged U.S. eavesdropping on close European allies produced an unusual defense from the National Security Agency this week - NSA Director General Keith Alexander said it was the Europeans themselves who did the spying, and then handed the data to the Americans.

by NSA Director General Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 31.10.2013


And this is specific requirements that come from a court order," Keith Alexander said at a cybersecurity conference in Washington.

by Keith Alexander found on edition.cnn.com on 31.10.2013


But Keith Alexander said that was not true, and that a court order must be issued to the Internet companies.

by Keith Alexander found on edition.cnn.com on 31.10.2013


"Not to my knowledge, that's never happened," Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on pcadvisor.co.uk on 31.10.2013


NSA chief General Keith Alexander said the spy agency does not enter Google and Yahoo servers and only gains access to data by “court order.”

by General Keith Alexander found on eagleworldnews.com on 31.10.2013


So, I don't know what the report is," Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on edition.cnn.com on 31.10.2013


We cannot be naive enough to say, ‘Well, it’s just us, or it’s just them,” Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on theguardian.com on 30.10.2013


“Everything we do with those companies that work with us, they are compelled to work with us,” Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on theguardian.com on 30.10.2013


Echoing the recent White House line, Keith Alexander said that the US had to rebalance its surveillance needs with its diplomatic and economic ones.

by Keith Alexander found on theguardian.com on 30.10.2013


“For the good of this nation, we’re holding this hornet’s nest called the business records Fisa,” Keith Alexander said, using a term for the bulk collection of domestic phone records.

by Keith Alexander found on theguardian.com on 30.10.2013


General Keith Alexander told lawmakers that in many cases European spy agencies had turned over phone call records and shared them with US intelligence.

by General Keith Alexander found on rawstory.com on 30.10.2013


“I don’t know what the report is,” National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander said at a cybersecurity summit when asked about the Washington Post's latest report on NSA surveillance, as quoted by Politico.

by National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander found on talkingpointsmemo.com on 30.10.2013


National Security Agency Keith Alexander said reports that NSA collects tens of millions of phone calls in Europe were "absolutely false".

by National Security Agency Keith Alexander found on theguardian.com on 30.10.2013


"This is not information that we collected on European citizens," Keith Alexander said during his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.

by Keith Alexander found on gawker.com on 30.10.2013


“It’s legal, it’s necessary and it’s authorized, in every case,” Keith Alexander said of existing programs that permit the NSA to collect phone records and monitor Internet communications for foreign threats.

by Keith Alexander found on politico.com on 30.10.2013


Keith Alexander said the U.S. was given data by NATO partners as part of a program to protect military interests.

by Keith Alexander found on talkingpointsmemo.com on 30.10.2013


Keith Alexander said it was foreign intelligence agencies—working in partnership with the NSA—who monitored the phone calls, which, if true, would undermine the reports, co-written by Glenn Greenwald, in Le Monde and El Mundo.

by Keith Alexander found on gawker.com on 30.10.2013


Not true, Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on edition.cnn.com on 30.10.2013


“But what we do not do is spy unlawfully on Americans, or for that matter, spy indiscriminately on the citizens of any country,” said Army General Keith Alexander.

by Army General Keith Alexander found on eagleworldnews.com on 30.10.2013


Asked about eavesdropping on foreign leaders, Army General Keith Alexander said one of the first things he learned in intelligence school is that it is valuable to learn about the intentions of foreign leaders.

by Army General Keith Alexander found on eagleworldnews.com on 30.10.2013


However, NSA director Gen Keith Alexander said "the assertions... that NSA collected tens of millions of phone calls are completely false".

by Gen Keith Alexander found on bbc.co.uk on 30.10.2013


But what we do not do is spy unlawfully on Americans, or for that matter, spy indiscriminately on the citizens of any country,” said Army General Keith Alexander.

by Army General Keith Alexander found on timesofpakistan.pk on 30.10.2013


Keith Alexander said, however, the U.S. didn’t collect the European records alone.

by Keith Alexander found on indyposted.com on 30.10.2013


Testifying before Congress, General Keith Alexander said that much of the information the NSA collected had been handed over by European intelligence agencies.

by General Keith Alexander found on blogs.the-american-interest.com on 30.10.2013


And this is specific requirements that come from a court order,” Keith Alexander said at a cybersecurity conference in Washington.

by Keith Alexander found on fox13now.com on 30.10.2013


"The assertions by reporters in France, Spain and Italy that NSA collected tens of millions of phone calls are completely false," Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on businessinsider.com on 29.10.2013


At a House Intelligence Committee hearing, Keith Alexander said the data in question came from foreign intelligence agencies and was usually gathered outside Europe.

by Keith Alexander found on politico.com on 29.10.2013


”This is not information we collected on European citizens,” Keith Alexander said, citing reports of snooping in Italy, France, and Spain.

by Keith Alexander found on politico.com on 29.10.2013


In many cases, the numbers reported were based on collection done by other countries’ intelligence agencies and shared with the NSA, General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on pcworld.com on 29.10.2013


Press reports suggesting those numbers were based on a misreading of a screenshot leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on pcworld.com on 29.10.2013


It would be wrong to change the program because of a perception of civil liberties violations when the intelligence community hasn’t “articulated the program well enough so people understand how we protect their privacy,” General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on pcworld.com on 29.10.2013


The end of the program would set back U.S. intelligence to the levels of information available before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on pcworld.com on 29.10.2013


Acknowledging that "this is a tough time for the NSA," Keith Alexander said it was more important to "defend this country and take the beating" than to give up on programs that he claimed were critical for preventing terrorism, such as the bulk phone records collection.

by Keith Alexander found on huffingtonpost.com on 29.10.2013


He said during his 50 years working in intelligence it was “a basic tenet” to collect, whether by spying on communications or through other sources, confidential information about foreign leaders that reveals “if what they’re saying gels with what’s actually going on.”

by National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander found on theblaze.com on 29.10.2013


National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander said the U.S. was given data by NATO partners, often collected from elsewhere around the world, as part of a program to protect military interests.

by National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander found on theblaze.com on 29.10.2013


"The assertions by reporters in France, Spain and Italy that NSA collected tens of millions of phone calls are completely false," National Security Agency Chief Keith Alexander said during the hearing.

by National Security Agency Chief Keith Alexander found on businessinsider.com on 29.10.2013


She said the White House had told her that such collections of information from allies would not continue.

by National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 28.10.2013


Asked at an event in Washington about the latest report, NSA Director General Keith Alexander said that he had not read it but that the agency did not have unfettered access to the U.S. companies' servers.

by NSA Director General Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 28.10.2013


"I can tell you factually we do not have access to Google servers, Yahoo servers," NSA Director General Keith Alexander said at a Bloomberg Government conference.

by NSA Director General Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 28.10.2013


NSA Director Keith Alexander said recently that despite the public objections, many U.S. allies tell him they welcome the intelligence gathering.

by NSA Director Keith Alexander found on eagleworldnews.com on 27.10.2013


Gen Keith Alexander said in an interview with the Defense Dept’s Armed With Science blog: “I think it’s wrong that that newspaper reporters have all these documents, the 50,000, whatever they have, and are selling them and giving them out as if these, you know, it just doesn’t make sense.

by Gen Keith Alexander found on niqnaq.wordpress.com on 26.10.2013


"I think it's wrong that that newspaper reporters have all these documents, the 50,000 – whatever they have and are selling them and giving them out as if these – you know it just doesn't make sense," NSA Director General Keith Alexander said in an interview with the Defense Department's "Armed With Science" blog.

by NSA Director General Keith Alexander found on theguardian.com on 25.10.2013


“I think it’s wrong that that newspaper reporters have all these documents, the 50,000-whatever they have and are selling them and giving them out as if these-you know it just doesn’t make sense,” Keith Alexander said in an interview with the Defense Department’s “Armed With Science” blog.

by Keith Alexander found on gunnyg.wordpress.com on 25.10.2013


"I think it's wrong that that newspaper reporters have all these documents, the 50,000-whatever they have and are selling them and giving them out as if these — you know it just doesn't make sense," Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on theverge.com on 25.10.2013


"I think it’s wrong that that newspaper reporters have all these documents, the 50,000—whatever they have and are selling them and giving them out as if these—you know it just doesn’t make sense," Keith Alexander said in an interview with the Defense Department's "Armed With Science" blog.

by Keith Alexander found on politico.com on 24.10.2013


“Ours is a noble cause,” NSA Director Keith Alexander said during a public event last month.

by NSA Director Keith Alexander found on niqnaq.wordpress.com on 22.10.2013


At a recent conference in Aspen, NSA Chief Keith Alexander said about tracking terrorist activities on the web, "you need the haystack to find the needle."

by NSA Chief Keith Alexander found on businessinsider.com on 16.10.2013


Gen Keith Alexander said that the programs, first revealed in reports from the WaPo and the Guardian, have strict oversight and are vital to preventing future terrorist attacks.

by Gen Keith Alexander found on niqnaq.wordpress.com on 10.10.2013


Alexander said that he agreed with public statements from the director Gen Keith Alexandereral of Britain’s MI5, Andrew Parker, who said that the leaks were a “gift” for terrorists, according to reporting from the Guardian.

by Gen Keith Alexander found on niqnaq.wordpress.com on 10.10.2013


In a speech at the Telecommunications Industry Association conference, Alexander said that the revelations about surveillance programs run by the NSA have badly hurt the foundation of trust that the aGen Keith Alexandercy needs to do its work, and provided valuable information about the country’s security programs to the country’s enemies.

by Gen Keith Alexander found on niqnaq.wordpress.com on 10.10.2013


Keith Alexander said that the programs, first revealed in reports from The Washington Post and The Guardian, have strict oversight and are vital to preventing future terrorist attacks.

by Keith Alexander found on warincontext.org on 10.10.2013


“I think Andrew Parker’s message is right,” Keith Alexander said, calling media leaks “irresponsible” and saying that the leaks will cause “irreversible damage to our nation.”

by Keith Alexander found on warincontext.org on 10.10.2013


Keith Alexander said that he agreed with public statements from the director general of of Britain’s Security Service, Andrew Parker, who said that the leaks were a “gift” for terrorists, according to reporting from The Guardian.

by Keith Alexander found on warincontext.org on 10.10.2013


In a speech at the Telecommunciations Industry Association conference, Keith Alexander said that the revelations about surveillance programs run by the NSA have badly hurt the foundation of trust that the agency needs to do its work, and provided valuable information about the country’s security programs to the country’s enemies.

by Keith Alexander found on warincontext.org on 10.10.2013


NSA chief to telecom industry: Trust us – The NSA needs to regain the trust of U.S. residents and the country’s telecom and Internet companies, General Keith Alexander said Wednesday, following recent media leaks about massive data collection and surveillance operations.

by General Keith Alexander found on billmullins.wordpress.com on 10.10.2013


General Keith Alexander said much of the reporting on the leaks in the programs has been sensationalized, and repeated that the NSA does not routinely listen to conversations or read emails of Americans.

by General Keith Alexander found on rawstory.com on 8.10.2013


But General Keith Alexander said the spy agency still should have access to such data to deal with any terrorist threats from overseas.

by General Keith Alexander found on rawstory.com on 8.10.2013


"I am the biggest advocate of the Internet, I think we should have privacy and civil liberties," Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on usnews.com on 8.10.2013


Defending data collection as crucial to preventing terrorist attacks, Keith Alexander said the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, happened because "we didn't have a repository to help us connect the dots" and track terrorist activity using phone and Internet data.

by Keith Alexander found on usnews.com on 8.10.2013


"How do we ensure that the American people know that what we are doing is exactly right without letting the terrorists know how to circumvent it," Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on usnews.com on 8.10.2013


While Keith Alexander said during a speaking event in Washington, D.C., that he is open to suggestions about ways to improve oversight and transparency on the surveillance program, he defended the authority to collect and use data to track terrorist threats.

by Keith Alexander found on usnews.com on 8.10.2013


"The intelligence community was found lacking by the 9/11 Commission," Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on usnews.com on 8.10.2013


The NSA reported the U.S. cell data tests to the House and Senate intelligence committees, Keith Alexander said, and that the data was never used for intelligence analysis.

by Keith Alexander found on boston.com on 3.10.2013


Keith Alexander said if the NSA thought it needed to track someone that way, it would go back to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court — the secret court that authorizes its spying missions — for approval.

by Keith Alexander found on boston.com on 3.10.2013


The information was never used, Keith Alexander said, and the testing was reported to congressional intelligence committees.

by Keith Alexander found on boston.com on 3.10.2013


Keith Alexander said that not all social network searches are authorized by the secret FISA court, but he added that the agency’s searches are proper and audited internally.

by Keith Alexander found on boston.com on 3.10.2013


Keith Alexander said that the secret effort ended in 2011 and that the data collected were never available for intelligence analysis purposes.

by Keith Alexander found on warincontext.org on 3.10.2013


“This may be something that would be a future requirement for the country, but it is not right now because when we identify a number, we can give that to the FBI,” Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on eideard.com on 3.10.2013


Keith Alexander said the tracking took place in 2010 and 2011 and was authorized under a portion of the Patriot Act and with the knowledge and approval of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

by Keith Alexander found on eideard.com on 3.10.2013


Instead, Keith Alexander said, the NSA passes phone data to the Federal Bureau of Investigations where agents can determine whether there’s probable cause to seek a warrant for cellphone data tracking, including GPS information.

by Keith Alexander found on eideard.com on 3.10.2013


Keith Alexander said the program was halted because the NSA doesn’t need to collect the information itself.

by Keith Alexander found on eideard.com on 3.10.2013


General Keith Alexander said the report, based upon an internal NSA memo from January 2011, that lifted previous restrictions on "discover and track" connections between foreign intelligence targets and people in the United States, were "inaccurate and wrong".

by General Keith Alexander found on theguardian.com on 2.10.2013


Asked on Wednesday by Republican senator Ted Cruz whether the NSA would ever seek location data of Americans to combat terrorism, General Keith Alexander said that would be a possibility, but that the agency currently obtains the information on a case-by-case basis.

by General Keith Alexander found on theguardian.com on 2.10.2013


"I would just say that this may be something that is a future requirement for the country, but it is not right now, because when we identify a number, we can give that to the FBI," General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on theguardian.com on 2.10.2013


The NSA needs to regain the trust of U.S. residents and the country's telecom and Internet companies, General Keith Alexander said Wednesday, following recent media leaks about massive data collection and surveillance operations.

by General Keith Alexander found on pcworld.com on 2.10.2013


In a recent conversation with a U.S. CEO, the executive had the impression that the NSA was conducting surveillance that would be illegal and "we'd probably be in jail," General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on pcworld.com on 2.10.2013


"Cyber is where we need allies and partners around the world," General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on pcworld.com on 2.10.2013


Many of the media reports on NSA surveillance have been inaccurate, General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on pcworld.com on 2.10.2013


In addition to its surveillance role, the NSA also has responsibility to protect the U.S. against cyberattacks, and the agency needs cooperation and trust to accomplish its cybersecurity mission, General Keith Alexander said in a speech at the Telecommunications Industry Association's annual conference.

by General Keith Alexander found on pcworld.com on 2.10.2013


However, questions about the NSA surveillance programs have distracted from that debate, General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on pcworld.com on 2.10.2013


In his plea to Congress that national security had been compromised, NSA Chief Keith Alexander said, "We have over 960 Ph.D.

by NSA Chief Keith Alexander found on businessinsider.com on 2.10.2013


And if an investigation led back to an American, General Keith Alexander said, “then it would go over to the FBI.

by General Keith Alexander found on rawstory.com on 2.10.2013


General Keith Alexander said the agency can use social networks to “enrich” the information it has on a terrorist suspect.

by General Keith Alexander found on rawstory.com on 2.10.2013


Keith Alexander said: “We have over 960 Ph.D.

by Keith Alexander found on businessinsider.com on 2.10.2013


Keith Alexander said all had been disciplined, and had retired, resigned or been reprimanded, except for one where there wasn't enough evidence to prove wrongdoing.

by Keith Alexander found on talkingpointsmemo.com on 2.10.2013


"This may be something that is a future requirement for the country but it is not right now because when we identify a number, we give it to the FBI," Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on talkingpointsmemo.com on 2.10.2013


Keith Alexander said that not all social network searches are authorized by the secret FISA court, but he added the agency's searches are proper and audited internally.

by Keith Alexander found on talkingpointsmemo.com on 2.10.2013


If the telephone records program had been in operation in 2001, there would have been a "very high" likelihood that authorities would have discovered the 9/11 plot before it happened, said General Keith Alexander, the NSA's director.

by General Keith Alexander found on pcworld.com on 2.10.2013


Keith Alexander said they would “filter out any NSA data.”

by Keith Alexander found on dissenter.firedoglake.com on 2.10.2013


Keith Alexander said it depends.

by Keith Alexander found on dissenter.firedoglake.com on 2.10.2013


Keith Alexander said the reports are “inaccurate and wrong.”

by Keith Alexander found on dissenter.firedoglake.com on 2.10.2013


They are “flat out wrong in saying we’re creating dossiers on Americans,” Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on dissenter.firedoglake.com on 2.10.2013


Keith Alexander said he believed it was two cases.

by Keith Alexander found on dissenter.firedoglake.com on 2.10.2013


Keith Alexander told lawmakers that he has kept on employees working on ‘‘the most significant counterterrorism and other threats that we see into the support to our military forces in Afghanistan and overseas,’’ but he said the sequester has had a huge impact on morale.

by Keith Alexander found on boston.com on 2.10.2013


Keith Alexander told lawmakers that he has kept on employees working on “the most significant counterterrorism and other threats that we see into the support to our military forces in Afghanistan and overseas,” but he said the sequester has had a huge impact on morale.

by Keith Alexander found on indyposted.com on 2.10.2013


“This may be something that is a future requirement for the country but it is not right now because when we identify a number, we give it to the FBI,” Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on indyposted.com on 2.10.2013


Keith Alexander said all had been disciplined, and had retired, resigned or been reprimanded, except for one where there wasn’t enough evidence to prove wrongdoing.

by Keith Alexander found on indyposted.com on 2.10.2013


Keith Alexander said that not all social network searches are authorized by the secret FISA court, but he added the agency’s searches are proper and audited internally.

by Keith Alexander found on indyposted.com on 2.10.2013


‘‘This may be something that is a future requirement for the country but it is not right now because when we identify a number, we give it to the FBI,’’ Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on boston.com on 2.10.2013


In response to a question about using NSA technology to track cell phones — another clear violation of privacy — Keith Alexander said the agency had tested their ability to do so on a few occasions.

by Keith Alexander found on sayanythingblog.com on 2.10.2013


And we will have failed,” said General Keith Alexander.

by General Keith Alexander found on eagleworldnews.com on 29.9.2013


At a cybersecurity seminar in Washington, General Keith Alexander said his agency needs the tools to prevent such attacks on the United States.

by General Keith Alexander found on eagleworldnews.com on 29.9.2013


General Keith Alexander said abuse of the NSA's powerful monitoring tools were 'with very rare exception' unintentional mistakes.

by General Keith Alexander found on theguardian.com on 27.9.2013


Keith Alexander said his agency has kept people at work on the most significant terrorism threats and at supporting U.S. troops in Afghanistan, but has furloughed those focused on other areas.

by Keith Alexander found on politico.com on 27.9.2013


"This has impacted us very hard," Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on politico.com on 27.9.2013


"The court has said hold off if you want to do cell-site data or plan to do that, you have to come back to the court," Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on talkingpointsmemo.com on 27.9.2013


But Keith Alexander said the cellphone site data -- it shows the whereabouts of cellphone callers, and enables an analyst to track where they go -- is different.

by Keith Alexander found on talkingpointsmemo.com on 27.9.2013


General Keith Alexander said that while recent disclosures were likely to impact public perceptions of the NSA and “change how we operate,” any diminution of the intelligence community’s capabilities risked terrorist attacks on US territory.

by General Keith Alexander found on niqnaq.wordpress.com on 27.9.2013


General Keith Alexander said that violations of the rules governing surveillance powers were not common and “with very rare exceptions, are unintentional.”

by General Keith Alexander found on niqnaq.wordpress.com on 27.9.2013


“We will ensure that we have the best force anywhere in the world,” General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on billmullins.wordpress.com on 27.9.2013


General Keith Alexander said that while recent disclosures were likely to impact public perceptions of the NSA and "change how we operate", any diminution of the intelligence community's capabilities risked terrorist attacks on US territory.

by General Keith Alexander found on theguardian.com on 26.9.2013


General Keith Alexander said that violations of the rules governing surveillance powers were not common and "with very rare exceptions, are unintentional".

by General Keith Alexander found on theguardian.com on 26.9.2013


The American people have to weigh in and help us get the tools we need to defend this country,” Keith Alexander said in a speech to the National Press Club, according to the Hill.

by Keith Alexander found on talkingpointsmemo.com on 26.9.2013


Also, Keith Alexander said not under this program—Section 215 under the PATRIOT Act.

by Keith Alexander found on dissenter.firedoglake.com on 26.9.2013


Keith Alexander said something about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court needing notice if the NSA wanted to collect cell site location records.

by Keith Alexander found on dissenter.firedoglake.com on 26.9.2013


"We need the authority for us to share with them and them to share with us," Keith Alexander said, reported Kaspersky Labs' ThreatPost security website.

by Keith Alexander found on pcadvisor.co.uk on 26.9.2013


Keith Alexander said there have been only 12 instances of ‘‘willful violations’’ of the laws governing the NSA — but none of those had anything to do with FISA.

by Keith Alexander found on boston.com on 26.9.2013


Speaking only generally about “industry,” Keith Alexander said companies aren’t “driving up to the NSA” and “dumping” data.

by Keith Alexander found on politico.com on 25.9.2013


“Over 950 people were killed in Kenya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan,” Keith Alexander said at the Billington CyberSecurity Summit, referencing recent violence in the region, “and we’re discussing more esoteric things here.

by Keith Alexander found on politico.com on 25.9.2013


They’re doing “what the courts are directing them to provide,” Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on politico.com on 25.9.2013


General Keith Alexander said US technology firms have been unfairly maligned in the reports.

by General Keith Alexander found on rawstory.com on 25.9.2013


“The future of this country depends on our ability to defend against cyber attacks and terrorist threats, and we need the tools to do it,” said General Keith Alexander, chief of the NSA.

by General Keith Alexander found on rawstory.com on 25.9.2013


Keith Alexander said Wednesday.

by Keith Alexander found on usnews.com on 25.9.2013


It is one of the chief authorities for NSA activities abroad, Keith Alexander said, and has only been willfully violated 12 times in the last 10 years.

by Keith Alexander found on usnews.com on 25.9.2013


"There is no upper limit" on NSA telephone records collection, General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on pcworld.com on 11.9.2013


General Keith Alexander said no.

by General Keith Alexander found on news.firedoglake.com on 28.8.2013


“Better blue than dead,” said Keith Alexander, who is known as a great American patriot, before disappearing through a backdoor.

by Keith Alexander found on dailyreckoning.com on 27.8.2013


For example, an intercepted email from a terrorist in Pakistan led to the interruption of the New York subway bombing plot in 2009, Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on politico.com on 23.8.2013


A mere three weeks ago, NSA director General Keith Alexander said commented about the integrity of his agency's surveillance at a panel discussion at Fordham University in New York City.

by General Keith Alexander found on theverge.com on 22.8.2013


"Yes people make mistakes; there'll be compliance issues," General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on theverge.com on 22.8.2013


When asked by NBC correspondent Pete Williams at an Aspen Security Forum if it was “a lot” of information, NSA Director Keith Alexander said “Yes.”

by NSA Director Keith Alexander found on theblaze.com on 21.8.2013


Keith Alexander said media outlets misinterpreted documents that were leaked.

by Keith Alexander found on edition.cnn.com on 2.8.2013


Keith Alexander said during his keynote address at the security conference, which is noted for its briefings on how to break into computer systems and networks.

by Keith Alexander found on pcadvisor.co.uk on 1.8.2013


A Wired profile said General Keith Alexander inspired within the government a mix of respect and fear not seen since FBI director J Edgar Hoover.

by General Keith Alexander found on theguardian.com on 31.7.2013


“Not bad,” Keith Alexander said, as applause broke out in the crowd.

by Keith Alexander found on businessinsider.com on 31.7.2013


Not millions, not hundreds of thousands, not tens of thousands — less than 500,” said General Keith Alexander.

by General Keith Alexander found on venturebeat.com on 31.7.2013


“[NSA employees'] reputation is tarnished because all the facts aren’t on the table,” said General Keith Alexander during his keynote at the conference.

by General Keith Alexander found on venturebeat.com on 31.7.2013


During a Q&A session consisting of prescreened questions, Keith Alexander said that one reason terrorists target the United States is a desire by people in the Middle East to run governments under Islamic law.

by Keith Alexander found on edition.cnn.com on 31.7.2013


Congress and courts make sure the programs operate within the bounds of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and internal auditing systems are in place to prevent any abuse by employees, Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on edition.cnn.com on 31.7.2013


Keith Alexander said the NSA's PRISM surveillance program, which probes digital activity such as e-mail, instant messaging and Web searches, focuses on foreign actors and does not apply to people in the United States.

by Keith Alexander found on edition.cnn.com on 31.7.2013


Keith Alexander said the NSA can collect metadata on phone calls in the United States, including the date and time of the call, the numbers involved and the length of the conversations.

by Keith Alexander found on edition.cnn.com on 31.7.2013


He said that companies should be able to disclose how little they actually turn over, as the industry is asking to do.

by National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 31.7.2013


He said NSA workers want to find and watch terrorists, not regular Americans.

by Army General Keith Alexander found on washingtonpost.com on 31.7.2013


The genesis of the NSA phone metadata records collection program, and the PRISM program under which it collects data directly from major Internet service providers, is the World Trade Center bombings of 1993, National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander said.

by National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander found on pcadvisor.co.uk on 31.7.2013


The detailed queries that the NSA has run against the information it has collected involves only 500 or so phone numbers, National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander said.

by National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander found on pcadvisor.co.uk on 31.7.2013


But in this case I think it is a good thing,” General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on rawstory.com on 30.7.2013


“We believe our offense is the best in the world,” Keith Alexander saidin response to written questions form a March House Armed ServicesCommittee hearing.

by Keith Alexander found on jesuslives.co.za on 30.7.2013


In congressional testimony made public earlier this month,Keith Alexander said training is increasing for cyber warfare units.

by Keith Alexander found on jesuslives.co.za on 30.7.2013


But in this case I think it is a good thing," General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 26.7.2013


“The court restricts what we can do with that data,” Keith Alexander said in a recent speech.

by Keith Alexander found on skydancingblog.com on 25.7.2013


"What you can see is that everybody wants to ensure we protect civil liberties and privacy and defend this country," Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on edition.cnn.com on 24.7.2013


NSA Director Keith Alexander said last week the United States has concrete proof terrorists are making changes and taking actions that are going to "make our job harder."

by NSA Director Keith Alexander found on edition.cnn.com on 23.7.2013


Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum on Thursday, General Keith Alexander said that the agency is considering a new data retention program that will be significantly different from the one revealed.

by General Keith Alexander found on allvoices.com on 23.7.2013


"We have concrete proof that they have already, terrorists groups and others, are taking action, making changes, and it's going to make our job tougher," said Gen.

by General Keith Alexander found on allvoices.com on 23.7.2013


General Keith Alexander said that after the leaks were disclosed by Snowden, it also came to surface that the data collection programs had been approved by the court, and hence it was not illegal.

by General Keith Alexander found on allvoices.com on 23.7.2013


"You limit the numbers of people who can write to removable media," NSA Director General Keith Alexander said.

by NSA Director General Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 12.7.2013


Asked whether U.S. officials had a good idea of what Snowden actually downloaded, as opposed to simply read, NSA Director General Keith Alexander said, "We have good insights to that, yes."

by NSA Director General Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 12.7.2013


"A huge break in trust and confidence," NSA Director General Keith Alexander said, adding that extremists, aware of the surveillance, were altering their behavior "and that's going to make our job tougher."

by NSA Director General Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 12.7.2013


NSA Director General Keith Alexander said the program had helped European allies including Germany, France and Denmark, without offering details.

by NSA Director General Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 12.7.2013


Alexander said Snowden had been trusted with moving inside networks to make sure the right information was on the computer servers of the NSA Director General Keith Alexander in Hawaii.

by NSA Director General Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 12.7.2013


"We just want to make sure we do it right," said Gen Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency.

by Gen Keith Alexander found on bbc.co.uk on 12.7.2013


That said, there are those who disagree.

by Introducing National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander found on allthingsd.com on 11.7.2013


"The people who would say we are doing that should know better," General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 10.7.2013


General Keith Alexander said it was important to keep in mind that companies were compelled by U.S. law to hand over data.

by General Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 3.7.2013


In a speech in Baltimore, NSA Director Keith Alexander said a list of cases turned over recently to the U.S. Congress included 42 that involved disrupted plots and 12 in which surveillance targets provided material support to terrorism.

by NSA Director Keith Alexander found on businessinsider.com on 28.6.2013


CNN and other outlets have spent little to no time focusing on how what Keith Alexander said may be factually untrue (despite the fact that the word-parsing master recently softened the language used to describe the effect the programs had on thwarting terrorism).

by Keith Alexander found on dissenter.firedoglake.com on 27.6.2013


"These leaks have caused significant and irreversible damage to our nation's security," Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on edition.cnn.com on 27.6.2013


"I believe the irresponsible release of classified information about these programs will have a long-term detrimental impact on the intelligence community's ability to detect future attacks," Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on edition.cnn.com on 27.6.2013


NSA head Keith Alexander said his agency was considering starting a "two-person control" system in which no one could download secret data without another person there to approve it.

by Keith Alexander found on feeds.reuters.com on 27.6.2013


"We have concrete proof that terrorist groups and others are taking action, making changes, and making our job tougher," Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on cbsnews.com on 27.6.2013


NSA chief Keith Alexander said his agency had implemented a "two-man rule," under which any system administrator like Snowden could only access or move key information with another administrator present.

by Keith Alexander found on cbsnews.com on 27.6.2013


Keith Alexander said he hoped to more quickly implement a new intelligence sharing system in which all such information uploaded to a server was encrypted, such that only analysts that needed access to certain information would have the code to read it.

by Keith Alexander found on cbsnews.com on 27.6.2013


Keith Alexander said the congressional intelligence committees were looking at whether it was feasible in terms of cost for the private companies to hold the data themselves instead of handing it over to the NSA.

by Keith Alexander found on cbsnews.com on 27.6.2013


Keith Alexander said that server rooms where such data is stored are now locked and require a two-man team to access them — safeguards that he said would be implemented at the Pentagon and intelligence agencies after a pilot at the NSA.

by Keith Alexander found on cbsnews.com on 27.6.2013


With some 15,000 sites to fix, Keith Alexander said, it would take time to spread across the whole agency.

by Keith Alexander found on cbsnews.com on 27.6.2013


Alexander and Mike Rogers, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, gave spirited defenses of the NSA Director Keith Alexander programs, which Alexander said had helped prevent dozens of terrorist attacks, and said that most of the violations described in declassified court rulings were minor.

by NSA Director Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 27.6.2013


NSA Director Keith Alexander said in a speech at Billington Cybersecurity Summit in Washington.

by NSA Director Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 27.6.2013


Alexander said that over the past decade, the NSA Director Keith Alexander had self-reported 12 "willful" violations of its own spying rules overseas, and that the majority of those responsible had taken retirement afterward.

by NSA Director Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 27.6.2013


He said that he knew the traitors by name.

by General Keith Alexander found on guardian.co.uk on 25.6.2013


On Sunday, with much of the world’s attention captivated on Snowden’s attempts to span the globe in pursuit of asylum, the NSA director Keith Alexander said that Snowden’s disclosures of widespread US surveillance on phone records and Internet communications caused “significant and irreversible damage” to the US and its allies.

by Keith Alexander found on guardian.co.uk on 24.6.2013


Keith Alexander said Snowden “betrayed the trust and confidence we had in him” and is “not acting, in my opinion, with noble intent.”

by Keith Alexander found on fox13now.com on 24.6.2013


"To say that we're willfully just collecting all sorts of data would give you the impression that we're just trying to canvas the whole world," General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on guardian.co.uk on 23.6.2013


National Security Agency director Keith Alexander said on Sunday that whistleblower Edward Snowden betrayed the trust of Americans and defended the broad surveillance programs as necessary to prevent another terrorist attack.

by Keith Alexander found on guardian.co.uk on 23.6.2013


Keith Alexander said on ABC's "This Week," when asked whether he understood why "the system didn't blink red" when Snowden left the U.S. "It's clearly an individual who's betrayed the trust and confidence we had in him.

by Keith Alexander found on politico.com on 23.6.2013


Keith Alexander said that officials are committed to preventing such leaks in the future, but said that ultimately, much responsibility lies with people entrusted with such information.

by Keith Alexander found on politico.com on 23.6.2013


Keith Alexander said this morning on "This Week" that NSA Chief Keith Alexander leaker Edward Snowden has caused "irreversible and significant damage" to the U.S. with his actions.

by NSA Chief Keith Alexander found on coralvillecourier.typepad.com
 on 23.6.2013

It is a question of time,” Meet General Keith Alexander said in a talk to a group involved in information operations and cyberwarfare, noting that estimates put the time frame of an attack within two to five years.

by Meet General Keith Alexander found on nwotruth.com on 22.6.2013


“We have to stay out in front of our adversary,” Meet General Keith Alexander said.

by Meet General Keith Alexander found on nwotruth.com on 22.6.2013


He said he had decided to speak out after observing "a continuing litany of lies" from senior officials to Congress.

by Army General Keith Alexander found on bbc.co.uk on 21.6.2013


‘‘The reason I'm not giving you a specific number is we want the rest of the community to actually beat those up and make sure that everything we have there is exactly right,’’ NSA Director General Keith Alexander said Tuesday during a House intelligence committee hearing.

by NSA Director General Keith Alexander found on boston.com on 20.6.2013


NSA Director General Keith Alexander said this information led investigators to Najibullah Zazi in Colorado.

by NSA Director General Keith Alexander found on boston.com on 20.6.2013


‘Yeah,’ said NSA Director Keith Alexander.

by NSA Director Keith Alexander found on my.firedoglake.com on 19.6.2013


‘Thank you, Sean,’ NSA Director Keith Alexander said, according to a clip of the exchange that was first reported by Ben Doernberg.

by NSA Director Keith Alexander found on my.firedoglake.com on 19.6.2013


Asked at the congressional hearing about what was next for Snowden, General Keith Alexander said: "justice".

by General Keith Alexander found on guardian.co.uk on 19.6.2013


Flanked by senior officials from the FBI, Justice Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, General Keith Alexander said that two surveillance programs revealed by the Guardian and the Washington Post had "helped prevent more than 50" terrorist attacks in over 20 countries.

by General Keith Alexander found on guardian.co.uk on 19.6.2013


Offering the most extensive defence yet on the efficacy of secret surveillance programs reported by the Guardian and the Washington Post, General Keith Alexander said they were "limited, focused and subject to rigorous oversight".

by General Keith Alexander found on guardian.co.uk on 19.6.2013


Most of those prevention efforts, General Keith Alexander said, came from the NSA's monitoring of foreigners' internet communications under a program known as Prism.

by General Keith Alexander found on guardian.co.uk on 19.6.2013


NSA Director Keith Alexander said intelligence officials have “significant concerns” about the access to such sensitive information.

by NSA Director Keith Alexander found on niqnaq.wordpress.com on 19.6.2013


General Keith Alexander said the NSA‘s surveillance programs have helped stop more than 50 potential strikes since the 9/11 attacks.

by General Keith Alexander found on goodolewoody.me on 19.6.2013


On Tuesday, Keith Alexander said he would provide members of the House Intelligence Committee additional information about some 50 other terrorists plots that had been averted in the United States and around the world, but this would be behind closed doors as the details of these plots remain classified.

by Keith Alexander found on edition.cnn.com on 19.6.2013


And Keith Alexander saidmore than 50 terror threats worldwide have been disrupted with the assistanceof the two surveillance programs, ten of which had targets on U.S. soil,including the New York stock exchange and subway system.

by Keith Alexander found on usnews.com on 19.6.2013


Assange has called Snowden a “hero,” but NSA Director General Keith Alexander said at a hearing of the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday that the leaks created “irreversible and significant damage” to national security.

by NSA Director General Keith Alexander found on trevorloudon.com on 19.6.2013


Thank you, Sean,' NSA Director Keith Alexander said, according to a clip of the exchange that was first reported by Ben Doernberg.

by NSA Director Keith Alexander found on bydio.com on 19.6.2013


“The FISA warrant was on a web server that he had access to as an analyst coming into the Threat Operations Center,” National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander said, according to Politico.

by National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander found on tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com on 18.6.2013


After a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday, National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander told reporters that Snowden had access to the document during an orientation he attended at NSA headquarters in Maryland.

by National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander found on tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com on 18.6.2013


Keith Alexander said Tuesday.

by Keith Alexander found on politico.com on 18.6.2013


Keith Alexander said 90 percent of the potential terrorist incidents were disrupted by the web traffic program, known as PRISM.

by Keith Alexander found on politico.com on 18.6.2013


“There is, from my perspective, no rubber stamp,” Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on politico.com on 18.6.2013


Keith Alexander said at least ten of the attacks were set to take place in the United States, suggesting that most of the terrorism disrupted by the program had been set to occur abroad.

by Keith Alexander found on politico.com on 18.6.2013


The Texas Republican was referencing the House Intelligence Committee hearing Tuesday where National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander said communication surveillance programs have thwarted more than 50 “potential terrorist events”.

by National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander found on politico.com on 18.6.2013


"We are not," General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on pcworld.com on 18.6.2013


"No," General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on pcworld.com on 18.6.2013


While officials disputed much of the allegations Snowden made, the former contractor's disclosure of the surveillance programs could have a "long and irreversible impact on our nation's security and that of our allies," General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on pcworld.com on 18.6.2013


The agency does refer information about terrorist plots involving U.S. residents to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on pcworld.com on 18.6.2013


Keith Alexander said that Snowden’s disclosures would have a “long and irreversible impact” on the security of the United States and its allies.

by Keith Alexander found on usnews.nbcnews.com on 18.6.2013


Keith Alexander said he would provide details of all the foiled plots to the committee in secret Wednesday.

by Keith Alexander found on usnews.nbcnews.com on 18.6.2013


“The U.S. government does not unilaterally obtain information from the servers of U.S. companies,” NSA Director General Keith Alexander said.

by NSA Director General Keith Alexander found on venturebeat.com on 18.6.2013


“The U.S. operates its program with careful oversight by the courts, Congress, and the administration,” NSA Director General Keith Alexander said.

by NSA Director General Keith Alexander found on venturebeat.com on 18.6.2013


In addition, NSA Director General Keith Alexander said that “virtually all countries” have laws that sanction them to get data from communications providers and companies and that therefore the U.S. is not alone in this regard.

by NSA Director General Keith Alexander found on venturebeat.com on 18.6.2013


Under questioning from Rogers, Keith Alexander said the NSA does not have the authority to listen to phone calls of U.S. citizens or read their e-mails under the two surveillance programs.

by Keith Alexander found on fox13now.com on 18.6.2013


“I think it was irreversible and significant damage to this nation,” Keith Alexander said when questioned by Rep.

by Keith Alexander found on fox13now.com on 18.6.2013


“I believe it has and I believe it will hurt us and our allies,” Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on fox13now.com on 18.6.2013


"I think it was irreversible and significant damage to this nation," Keith Alexander said when questioned by Rep.

by Keith Alexander found on edition.cnn.com on 18.6.2013


"I believe it has and I believe it will hurt us and our allies," Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on edition.cnn.com on 18.6.2013


Keith Alexander said Tuesday the phone database played a role in stopping 10 terrorist acts since the 9/11 attacks.

by Keith Alexander found on edition.cnn.com on 18.6.2013


In recent years, Keith Alexander said, information "gathered from these programs provided government with critical leads to prevent over 50 potential terrorist events in more than 20 countries around the world."

by Keith Alexander found on edition.cnn.com on 18.6.2013


Alexander said the intelligence agencies would give documents about those cases to the committee in a classified setting on Wednesday for its review and that he would discU.S. Army General Keith Alexandertwo thwarted plots during his testimony on TU.S. Army General Keith Alexanderay.

by U.S. Army General Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 18.6.2013


“If we now look at those [domestic cases], the vast majority of those had a contribution by business records FISA,” Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on thinkprogress.org on 18.6.2013


Last week, NSA Director Keith Alexander said that these programs helped foil dozens of terror plots - but he offered no specific details.

by NSA Director Keith Alexander found on politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com on 18.6.2013


"When one of those persons misuses their authority, that is a huge problem," National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander said.

by National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander found on usnews.com on 18.6.2013


Keith Alexander said the Internet program had helped stop 90 percent of the 50-plus plots he cited.

by Keith Alexander found on boston.com on 18.6.2013


Keith Alexander said investigators are studying how Snowden did that.

by Keith Alexander found on boston.com on 18.6.2013


Keith Alexander said after the hearing that most of the documents accessed by Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former systems analyst on contract to the NSA, were on a web forum available to many NSA employees.

by Keith Alexander found on boston.com on 18.6.2013


On Tuesday, Keith Alexander said more than 50 attacks were averted because of the surveillance.

by Keith Alexander found on boston.com on 18.6.2013


The warrant "was on a Web server that he as an analyst [had access to] coming into the Threat Operations Center," Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on latimes.com on 18.6.2013


Keith Alexander said he would give the House and Senate Intelligence committees a classified list of the plots thwarted by the NSA telephone and Internet programs that Snowden disclosed.

by Keith Alexander found on latimes.com on 18.6.2013


Keith Alexander said the NSA was considering creating a "two-person control" system to prevent anyone from downloading sensitive data without a partner approving it.

by Keith Alexander found on latimes.com on 18.6.2013


Keith Alexander said Snowden worked at the NSA for a total of 15 months as an outside contractor.

by Keith Alexander found on latimes.com on 18.6.2013


After the hearing, Keith Alexander said that Snowden, during his NSA orientation, had gained access to the most sensitive document he leaked: an order marked "top secret" from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

by Keith Alexander found on latimes.com on 18.6.2013


Keith Alexander said he would provide the lawmakers more details on the 50-plus plots Wednesday but the details would be classified.

by Keith Alexander found on boston.com on 18.6.2013


? Even NSA Director Keith Alexander said there are around 1,000 system administrators (Edward Snowden’s old job) in the spy system and a “majority of them are contractors.”

by NSA Director Keith Alexander found on news.firedoglake.com on 18.6.2013


"After reviewing your letter, I agree that the fact sheet that the National Security Agency posted on its website on 18 June 2013 could have more precisely described the requirements for collection under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act," Keith Alexander said in a letter of his own (posted here).

by Keith Alexander found on politico.com on 18.6.2013


"As we tried to downsize our government work force, we pushed more of our information technology workforce or system administrators to the contract arena," NSA Director Keith Alexander said.

by NSA Director Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 17.6.2013


NSA Director Keith Alexander said there are about 1,000 systems administrators working at NSA complexes and that the majority are contractors.

by NSA Director Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 17.6.2013


After the hearing, U.S. Army General Keith Alexander told reporters that Snowden had gained access to some of the information he had downloaded during his NSA training.

by U.S. Army General Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 17.6.2013


U.S. Army General Keith Alexander said he had "significant concerns" about how a low-level contractor like Snowden could gain access to so much information and said it was part of the FBI's investigation.

by U.S. Army General Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 17.6.2013


Alexander said at least 10 of those plots involved U.S. Army General Keith Alexander targets or suspects in the United States.

by U.S. Army General Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 17.6.2013


He said more.

by General Keith Alexander found on nasir-khan.blogspot.de on 16.6.2013


The senators did not specify what exactly was wrong with what Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on projects.propublica.org on 16.6.2013


When Keith Alexander said, "nobody else can see it," he appears to have meant, nobody else other than NSA analysts.

by Keith Alexander found on projects.propublica.org on 16.6.2013


"Those are [web] forums that help people understand how to operate NSA’s collection authorities," Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on politico.com on 15.6.2013


"The FISA warrant was on a web server that he had access to as an analyst coming into the Threat Operations Center," Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on politico.com on 15.6.2013


Keith Alexander said the training was at the Threat Operations Center, which is located in Hawaii.

by Keith Alexander found on politico.com on 15.6.2013


Keith Alexander said during the hearing that while Snowden worked as a system administrator he had access to the portals used to acquire various kinds of surveillance data, but he had no authority or ability to actually initiate surveillance or collect such data.

by Keith Alexander found on politico.com on 15.6.2013


"It's dozens of terrorist events that these have helped prevent," Keith Alexander said of the programmes.

by Keith Alexander found on itproportal.com on 13.6.2013


General Keith Alexander said that the U.S. has been and continues to be a target of cyberattacks by foreign nations.

by General Keith Alexander found on tech-ex.net on 12.6.2013


With some 90 percent of the nation’s critical infrastructure owned by the private sector, it is no surprise that National Security Agency chief General Keith Alexander said on Wednesday that America is ill-prepared to handle a cyber attack.

by General Keith Alexander found on tech-ex.net on 12.6.2013


Keith Alexander said blacks didn’t organize the civil rights movement by themselves.

by Keith Alexander found on splcenter.org on 12.6.2013


Asked if he had the capability to get them, General Keith Alexander said: “No.

by General Keith Alexander found on rawstory.com on 8.6.2013


Asked if he had the capability to get them, General Keith Alexander said: "No.

by General Keith Alexander found on guardian.co.uk on 7.6.2013


General Keith Alexander said: ”We are not authorized to go into the data.

by General Keith Alexander found on theblaze.com on 30.5.2013


General Keith Alexander said Snowden had access to internal documents that were meant to give better insight into how the NSA works, but that he didn’t know the “training and certification process that our folks go through.”

by General Keith Alexander found on theblaze.com on 30.5.2013


General Keith Alexander said Snowden’s leaks have caused “irreversible and significant damage to this nation.”

by General Keith Alexander found on theblaze.com on 30.5.2013


General Keith Alexander said 50 potential terrorist attacks were foiled due to information that came from intelligence gathering programs.

by General Keith Alexander found on theblaze.com on 30.5.2013


National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander said he planned to provide the classified details to members of the House Intelligence Committee Wednesday, according to NBC News.

by National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander found on theblaze.com on 30.5.2013


Discussing the potential terrorist attacks that have been avoided by the two recently disclosed programs – one that gathers U.S. phone records and another that is designed to track the use of U.S.-based Internet servers by foreigners with possible links to terrorism – is something National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander said he would “much rather be here today debating [rather] than trying to explain how we failed to prevent another 9/11.”

by National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander found on theblaze.com on 30.5.2013


During the hearing, National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander said metadata is not under constant review looking for patterns but it is queried.

by National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander found on theblaze.com on 30.5.2013


Of the 50 plots thwarted through the intelligence programs, National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander said just over 10 had ties to the United States and that phone record data helped identify most of these.

by National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander found on theblaze.com on 30.5.2013


Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander said that leaving phone call history — or metadata — in the telecommunication companies care instead of having it sent to the NSA is “something that we’ve agreed to look at and that we’ll do.”

by National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander found on theblaze.com on 30.5.2013


"This is perhaps one of the biggest issues facing our country today," said General Keith Alexander, claiming that he would "answer every question to the fullest extent possible."

by General Keith Alexander found on theverge.com on 28.5.2013


"You're the greatest gathering of tech talent anywhere in the world," General Keith Alexander said to the audience, saying that the NSA's critics should help them "come up with a better solution" for defending the country while preserving civil liberties and privacy.

by General Keith Alexander found on theverge.com on 28.5.2013


U.S. General Keith Alexander said he feels strongly that whoever succeeds him should continue to wear the two hats, but not everyone agrees.

by U.S. General Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 26.5.2013


Ira Winkler, president of the Information Systems Security Association, said U.S. General Keith Alexander's leadership of both NSA and Cyber Command is an advantage but also a complication.

by U.S. General Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 26.5.2013


Keith Alexander said that the military’s current network has 15,000 enclaves, which made it “obviously indefensible.”

by Keith Alexander found on nwotruth.com on 25.5.2013


NSA Director General Keith Alexander said last week that NSA didnot want personal data but Internet service providers could inform thegovernment about malicious software they find and the Internet Protocoladdresses they were sent to and from.

by NSA Director General Keith Alexander found on jesuslives.co.za on 5.4.2013


At the time, Keith Alexander said 13 cyber teams were being formed to guard the nation against destructive attacks in cyberspace, stressing that their role would be offensive.

by Keith Alexander found on theblaze.com on 25.3.2013


Keith Alexander said that in cyberspace ‘the probability for crisis is mounting,’ and that now is the time for putting into place strong policies and rules for operations and defense.

by Keith Alexander found on theblaze.com on 25.3.2013


“The executive order is not a substitute for legislation,” said General Keith Alexander, head of the National Security Agency and the military’s Cyber Command.

by General Keith Alexander found on rawstory.com on 14.2.2013


‘‘The government is often unaware of malicious activity targeting our critical infrastructure,’’ said Gen.

by Central Security Service Chief General Keith Alexander found on boston.com on 13.2.2013


In mid-June, NSA chief General Keith Alexander said that the U.S. is ill-prepared to handle a major cyber attack, and a new report unveiled on Monday points to the government being ill-prepared for even the most basic of malware attacks.

by General Keith Alexander found on tech-ex.net on 1.8.2012


Keith Alexander said, "I can tell you factually we do not have access to Google servers [or] Yahoo servers."

by Keith Alexander found on arstechnica.com on 17.5.2012


Keith Alexander said flatly "that's never happened."

by Keith Alexander found on arstechnica.com on 17.5.2012


“This is a huge problem,” General Keith Alexander said.

by General Keith Alexander found on arstechnica.com on 21.3.2012


In a response to a question at DefCon last year, General Keith Alexander said that allegations that the NSA had "millions or hundreds of millions of dossiers on people is absolutely false."

by General Keith Alexander found on arstechnica.com on 21.3.2012


Wyden: When General Keith Alexander said, "we don't hold any data on US citizens"—that is, I think, one of the most false statements ever made about domestic surveillance.

by When General Keith Alexander found on arstechnica.com on 21.3.2012


Justifying all this, NSA Director General Keith Alexander said that terrorists use these communications systems.

by NSA Director General Keith Alexander found on arstechnica.com on 21.3.2012


While this data was collected, NSA Director General Keith Alexander said that access to the information was tightly restricted.

by NSA Director General Keith Alexander found on arstechnica.com on 21.3.2012


"We get all these allegations of what they could be doing, but when people check, like the intelligence committee, they found no times" that US Internet surveillance had been willfully abused, National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander said.

by National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander found on allvoices.com on 27.1.2007


"The whole reason I came here was to ask you to help make it better," National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander said during his keynote address at the Black Hat cybersecurity convention in Las Vegas.

by National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander found on allvoices.com on 27.1.2007


National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander said NSA surveillance had disrupted more than 50 "terrorist-related" plots, including a 2009 attempt to bomb the New York City subway system.

by National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander found on allvoices.com on 27.1.2007


Because we stand for freedom," Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on cannonfire.blogspot.de on 7.3.2004


Asked to quantify the domestic impact of intelligence gathered from the call-tracking program, Keith Alexander said it played a role in the “vast majority” of “just over 10” plots which resulted in prosecutions in the U.S. in recent years.

by Keith Alexander found on politico.com on 11.9.2001


Forty-one of the terrorist activities did not involve events in the United States, Keith Alexander said.

by Keith Alexander found on usnews.nbcnews.com on 11.9.2001


Keith Alexander said these programs enabled the United States to disrupt 54 "events," 42 of which "involved disrupted plots."

by Keith Alexander found on usnews.nbcnews.com on 11.9.2001


But under sympathetic questioning from the committee chairman, Representative Mike Rogers, Army General Keith Alexander said reports of NSA spying in Europe were exaggerated.

by Army General Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 11.9.2001


"It is much more important for this country that we defend this nation and take the beatings than it is to give up a program that would result in this nation being attacked," Army General Keith Alexander said, referring to criticism of his agency.

by Army General Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 11.9.2001


Army General Keith Alexander said Snowden's job was "to administer a website that brought information into NSA Hawaii for the people in NSA Hawaii" and he did not have access to Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act data or some of the agency's most sensitive information.

by Army General Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 11.9.2001


Snowden had "tremendous access" to information about "core capabilities" for NSA product reporting and he took a lot of that, Army General Keith Alexander said.

by Army General Keith Alexander found on reuters.com on 11.9.2001


General Keith Alexander said the NSA collected information when it was asked by policy officials to discover the "leadership intentions" of foreign countries.

by General Keith Alexander found on feeds.theguardian.com on 11.9.2001


Asked why he would say "alleged", given he presumably knows the monitoring occurred, General Keith Alexander said: "I say alleged because there are no facts ... that are on the table."

by General Keith Alexander found on feeds.theguardian.com on 11.9.2001


"I am not wedded to these programs," General Keith Alexander said in his opening remarks.

by General Keith Alexander found on feeds.theguardian.com on 11.9.2001


“The concern is speed in crisis,” said Keith Alexander, suggesting that it might take longer to retrieve the data from the telecommunications firms than simply checking in the agency’s own database.

by Keith Alexander found on openchannel.nbcnews.com


Keith Alexander said that according to the agency's inspector general, "there have been only 12 substantiated cases of willful violations over 10 years, essentially one per year."

by Keith Alexander found on investigations.nbcnews.com


Keith Alexander said of allegations of agency abuses: "The press claims evidence of thousands of privacy violations.

by Keith Alexander found on investigations.nbcnews.com


Clapper and NSA Director General Keith Alexander said that NSA is staffing on a day-to-day basis as the shutdown continues into its second day with no clear path for Congress to end the standoff.

by NSA Director General Keith Alexander found on firstread.nbcnews.com


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« on: 14. December 2013., 10:00:36 »




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Re: quotes from General Keith Alexander, CIO NSA
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This is really Great story!
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I'm old man but still alive as well :)

 

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