A key National Security Agency official is speaking to a Senate committee, the first time a representative of the agency has testified since revelation that it collected information on every U.S. customer of Verizon.

NSA director testifying before Senate committee (WATCH LIVE)

A key National Security Agency official is speaking to a Senate committee, the first time a representative of the agency has testified since revelation that it collected information on every U.S. customer of Verizon.Army Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, is testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee Wednesday afternoon.The hearing is focused on intelligence spending, however. NSA officials have also held closed-door briefings with lawmakers about their surveillance methods.

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