Former NSA Director Michael Rogers Joins Israeli Venture Capital Group Team8, Founded By Former Israeli Cyber-Terrorists From Israel’s Unit 8200
by Paul Boggs of CamelotDaily.com
“Artificial Intelligence is giving us [Jews] powers and prowess we’ve never had before. Cyber is a real domain of power” – Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking at Adelson School of Entrepreneurship (14min 08sec mark of this video)
Some former National Security Agency officials have strongly criticized ex-NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers’ decision to join the advisory board of a venture capital firm that is closely linked with an Israeli intelligence agency.
The company, Team8, announced Rogers’ position last week. Founded by former members of the elite Israeli army intelligence group known as Unit 8200, Team8 researches cybersecurity market demand, raises investments from big tech companies, and creates startups based on those demand signals. It also describes itself as a think tank, and does its own threat research.
Rogers, who headed NSA and U.S. Cyber Command for four years before stepping down this past May, will advise companies in Team8’s portfolio as well as companies under development. The retired admiral will be “instrumental in helping strategize” Team8’s expansion in the United States, the firm said in a statement last week.
Rogers’ decision to join Team8 irked Robert Lee, a former Air Force officer and former NSA employee. It “bothers me on a deep level” when former senior U.S. government officials profit from their experience to “work with foreign intel backed companies,” Lee tweeted.
Mark Hertling, former commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, seconded Lee’s comment by tweeting, “Me too.”