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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 01:48 AM

Biden administration plans to name former senior NSA officials to White House cyber position and hea

Source: Washington Post

The Biden administration plans on Monday to name a former senior National Security Agency official as the first national cyber director and another former NSA official to head the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity agency.

The nomination of former NSA deputy director John C. “Chris” Inglis ends months of speculation about whom the Biden administration would appoint to the White House position, and comes after bipartisan pressure from lawmakers to fill the job they created in legislation that passed in December.

The administration also plans to nominate Jen Easterly, a former NSA intelligence officer who helped stand up U.S. Cyber Command more than a decade ago, to head the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, according to U.S. officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe nominations that are not yet public.

Both nominees, who are highly regarded in cyber policy circles, are expected to face smooth confirmations.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/former-senior-nsa-officials-named-to-white-house-cyber-position-and-head-of-dhs-cyber-agency/2021/04/11/b9d408cc-9b2d-11eb-8005-bffc3a39f6d3_story.html

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ancianita Apr 12 #1

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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 09:15 AM

1. Cool that Jen Easterly's filling the position that Trump fired Chris Krebs from.

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