Originally published: December 13, 2013
Last updated: December 13, 2013 - 10:22pm
Chris Inglis, the deputy director of the National Security Agency and its top civilian official, stepped down, according to an agency spokeswoman.
Fran Fleisch is now serving as the acting NSA deputy director, the agency's No. 2 position. She had been the NSA executive director, which is the third-highest ranking post. “The plan has been set for some time, first announced internally at NSA this past summer, for Inglis to retire at the end of 2013 and Gen. Alexander in the spring of 2014," NSA spokeswoman Vanee Vines said. "In each case, their time in office represented a significant extension of service beyond their original tours." Vines said the NSA plans to name Fleisch as the long-term successor to Inglis "pending administration concurrence."