President Joe Biden has assigned to two former senior National Security Agency (NSA) officials key cyber roles in his administration.
The first name was John Chris Inglis, who was nominated as the first-ever National Cyber Director, a role that was introduced by Congress in the Fiscal Year 2021.
Inglis retired from NSA in 2014 where he served the US government for 28 years, since 2013 as the agency’s deputy director.
President Biden also appointed a former deputy for counterterrorism at the NSA, Jen Easterly, as the chief of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the Department of Homeland Security.
Easterly has worked in the cybersecurity division at Morgan Stanley for the past four years, she has served 14 years in government and military service.
“I’m proud of what we are building across the U.S. government when it comes to cyber,” national security adviser Jake Sullivan said in a statement that announced Biden’s nominations. “We are determined to protect America’s networks and to meet the growing challenge posed by our adversaries in cyberspace — and this is the team to do it.”
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