NSA names director of signals intelligence

NSA names director of signals intelligence

National Security Agency director Michael V. Hayden has appointed Army Maj. Gen. Richard J. Quirk III as the agency's new director for signals intelligence.

'Having served as the deputy director for signals intelligence since August 2002, Quirk has helped define the agency's [signals intelligence] transformation during such world events as the global war on terrorism and Operation Iraqi Freedom,' Air Force Lt. Gen. Hayden said in a news release yesterday.

Prior to joining NSA in 2001, Quirk served as the director of intelligence for the U.S. Southern Command in Panama and Miami.

Hayden also announced that Charles E. Meals, who works in the signals intelligence customer relationships directorate, will become Quirk's deputy director.

Both appointments are effective April 21.

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