In September, the NSA published a job posting for a civil liberties and privacy officer to help fix the agencys damaged reputation. Today, the NSA has filled that position. The agency has named Rebecca Richards, a ten-year veteran of the Department of Homeland Security, and who already served in the privacy office there. Shell report directly to NSA director Gen. Keith Alexander, and shell have two roles: Ms. Richards primary job will be to provide expert advice to the Director and oversight of NSAs civil liberties and privacy related activities, reads a statement. She will also develop measures to further strengthen NSAs privacy protections.