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McCain opposes splitting NSA and Cyber Command

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    The head of the Senate Armed Services Committee is threatening to block any nominee to head up the National Security Agency if the Obama administration follows through on a plan to decouple the spy agency from U.S. Cyber Command, the digital warfare unit established in 2009.

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    At a hearing on cybersecurity and encryption this week, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) argued for preserving the current "dual hat" operating structure with the spy agency and the cyber warfare organization co-located and under common leadership.

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