Biden to Nominate Former Obama NSA Deputy to Serve as Cyber Director

President Joe Biden is planning to nominate a former National Security Agency (NSA) official to serve as the national cyber director at the White House, officials said. Jake Sullivan, Biden’s national security advisor, said that the president “took another important step forward in strengthening our nation’s cyber capability.” Sullivan then went on to say that Chris Inglis will be nominated as Biden’s National Cyber Director. Jen Easterly will be nominated as the head of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), which is a Homeland Security agency that oversees cybersecurity for civilian government networks. Inglis was the former deputy director of the NSA under the Obama administration, while Easterly—another former Obama administration official—previously worked in the NSA as well. “If confirmed, Chris and Jen will add deep expertise, experience and leadership to our world-class cyber team, which includes the first-ever Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger, as …

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