Obama, Putin discuss Olympic security

Obama, Putin discuss Olympic security

SOCHI, Russia, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday on security for the Sochi Olympics and other issues, the White House said.

Leahy says Senate will still legislate on NSA spying procedures

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Former National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden said Sunday he is concerned about the courts' involvement in President Barack Obama's new security plan.
What Snowden hath wrought

What Snowden hath wrought

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- If President Obama adopts the recommendations of his blue-ribbon panel on the reform of the National Security Agency's massive surveillance program, will the political and legal challenges to that program evaporate like the last few drops of single-malt whiskey in a glass?
Former NSA head Hayden calls Snowden 'traitor'

Former NSA head Hayden calls Snowden 'traitor'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The former head of the National Security Agency and the CIA referred to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden as a "traitor" in a Sunday interview.

Former NSA head opposes amnesty for Edward Snowden

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Former NSA Director Michael Hayden said Sunday he "strongly" opposes an amnesty deal for Edward Snowden.
Former NSA director's train conversation live-tweeted

Former NSA director's train conversation live-tweeted

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Former NSA Director Michael Hayden's phone conversation about the Obama administration was live-tweeted by a liberal activist on the same train.

Michael Hayden: Terrorists prefer using Gmail

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Former National Security Agency and CIA director Michael Hayden says terrorists prefer using Gmail.
GOP lawmakers balk at privacy advocate in FISA Court

GOP lawmakers balk at privacy advocate in FISA Court

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A White House idea to add a privacy advocate in the secret court overseeing National Security Agency phone-data logging is a mistake, key U.S. Republicans said.

Former NSA head Hayden warns against metadata changes

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The former head of the CIA said Sunday the changes to the NSA metadata surveillance proposed by Congress would turn the valuable program backwards.

Ex-intel chief accuses Chinese telecom firm of spying for Beijing

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- A former U.S. intelligence official accused Chinese telecom company Huawei Technologies of spying for the Chinese government, which the company denies.

Former top U.S. spy chief says time for debate on spying

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- The former head of the National Security Agency said the United States should hold a public debate on electronic surveillance in order to preserve the programs.

Aggressive strikes to protect private data

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Cybersecurity experts say the U.S. Congress and the courts need to clarify what private firms can and cannot do to protect themselves from computer hackers.

Israel to need U.S. backup in nuke attack

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A former U.S. spymaster says Israel will need assistance from the United States to carry out and maintain attacks against Iran's nuclear facilities.
Commentary: Romney's competing teams

Commentary: Romney's competing teams

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- The jockeying for position in a Romney presidency is well under way. Dark horses and gray eminences are vying for position with the new neocons.
Iran plans new naval exercise near Strait of Hormuz

Iran plans new naval exercise near Strait of Hormuz

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Iran's saber rattling is far from over as it scheduled new naval exercises near the Strait of Hormuz, a major choke point for the world's oil tankers.
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Michael Hayden
U.S. President George W. Bush leads Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden (C) and National Intelligence Director John Negropont from the Oval Office after Bush named Hayden to be the next CIA Director on May 8, 2006. Hayden will replace Porter Goss of confirmed. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg).

Michael Vincent Hayden, (born March 17, 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a retired United States Air Force four-star general and former Director of the National Security Agency and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. From April 21, 2005–May 26, 2006 he was the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, a position which once made him "the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the armed forces."

He was director of the National Security Agency (NSA) from 1999–2005. During his tenure as director, the longest in the history of the agency, he oversaw the controversial NSA surveillance of technological communications between persons in the United States and alleged foreign terrorist groups, which resulted in the NSA warrantless surveillance controversy.

On May 8, 2006, Hayden was nominated for the position of CIA Director and reappointment to the rank of general following the May 5 resignation of Porter J. Goss, and on May 23 the Senate Intelligence Committee voted 12-3 to send the nomination to the Senate floor. His nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 26 by a vote of 78-15. On May 30, 2006 and again the following day at the CIA lobby with President George W. Bush in attendance, Hayden was sworn in as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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