NSA Chief Jokes: 'I Can't Read That Good' GEN. KEITH ALEXANDER, DIRECTOR, NSA: "When -- on Friday, we pushed a Congress over 50 cases where these contributed to the understanding and, in many cases, disruptions of terrorist plots. And I brought with me a quote, because I thought it was important to read this, and as an Army officer, you may know I can't read that good. But I'm going to try. This is a report issued by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in 2012 in support of the reauthorization of the 2008 amendments to FISA, and I quote, 'Through four years of oversight, the committee has not identified a single case in which a government official engaged in willful effort to circumvent or violate the law.' What that means specifically is we take protecting our civil liberties and privacy as one of our key foundational values."