We have seen this one before..
in the UK, when CCTA (who by all accounts did a fine job) were kicked out of their central IT Security role by Security Service and CESG (who promptly lost the plot). That happened when the cold war had just finished, and Security Service no longer had a role...
When this happens you can be sure that the spooks are short of a job, and are looking to set up a new justification for their budget. So perhaps now that Obama's in, they're worried that the US will stop bombing the Middle East and causing all this fear of terrorism?
Never mind. I'm sure they can cause a lot of unrest and pain somewhere else soon!