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>> The head of America's cyber command told lawmakers on Tuesday that President Donald Trump has not ordered him to tackle Russian election hacking head on.>> I haven't been granted any additional authorities, capacity, capability, and I'm->> Admiral Mike Rogers heads the National Security Agency. The NSA, the CIA, and the FBI concluded that Russia engaged in what it calls active measures to disrupt the 2016 presidential campaign in an effort to tilt the race toward the Republican candidate.
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>> There should be no doubt that Russia perceived that its past efforts as successful.>> Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, earlier this month told Congress that with midterm elections less than nine months away, he expects Russia will try again.>> Frankly, the United States is under attack.
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>> But despite the repeated warnings from the highest levels of the US Defense Administration, the NSA Director said he still has not received specific instructions to combat cyber attacks at the source.>> We have not opted to engage in some of the same behaviors that we are seeing.
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>> Last year, Congress voted overwhelmingly to impose new sanctions on Moscow. But the White House declined to implement the measures, saying Russia had already been deterred. The NSA director does not seem to share that assessment.>> It certainly hasn't generated the change in behavior that I think we all know we need.
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They haven’t paid a price at least that’s sufficient to get them to change their behavior.>> A White House spokesperson on Tuesday insisted that the administration was being tough on Moscow.>> The President Is looking at all of the different causes and all of the different ways that we can prevent it.
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And as we find different ways that we can do that, we’re implementing them.>> Admiral Mike Rogers plans to retire from the NSA this spring.