"His omissions underscore two of the agency’s biggest current problems, says Richard Forno, director of the Graduate Cybersecurity Program at the University of Maryland at Baltimore County.
“The NSA has been fairly consistent in how they deal with the cyberthreat,” he says. “They know how to engage with industry, with the public, and cyber is a huge part of their success. They’re better than other government agencies.”
However, Forno says, “a presidential candidate requesting the aid of a foreign power is mind-blowing…How must the NSA feel to have had that happen under their watch?” Never mind the president’s habit (with the support of his own party) of publicly undermining U.S. intelligence agencies’ work."