The Biden admin has made several moves to fill spots in its cybersecurity efforts….
With the Russians and Chinese running all over American Government and private internet networks Congress has pushed for changers….
The Trump admin really could care less since their boss hated the Intelligence Community for outing his contacts with the Russian President from day one….
Biden has brought several former National Security Agency people back into government service working on the White House level and in the Homeland Security Dept….
His in-house overseers have a mission similar to the Director of National Intelligence in trying to oversee all of the countries cybersecurity community , but like the DNI?
The new National Cyber Director will have no asset’s….
The DNI does have some staff…
Created by Congress…
The White House based cyber office is supposed to be staffed by 75 people , but Congress gave it no budget…and the Biden people did NOT want this with the Congressional strings attached….
While the other countries are running all over the American internet?
The American government can’t figure out how to run its own house….
President Joe Biden on Monday named two former National Security Agency officials to top cybersecurity positions in his administration, filling vacancies that lawmakers and policy specialists have bemoaned as digital security crises wrack the country.
In a statement, the White House said that Biden would nominate former NSA Deputy Director Chris Inglis to be his national cyber director, choosing a former senior intelligence official to lead a newly created White House office that will guide Biden’s cyber strategy and oversee agencies’ digital security.
The president will also nominate Jen Easterly, a former deputy director of the NSA’s counterterrorism center, to lead the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, which helps defend federal government networks and America’s critical infrastructure facilities, the White House said.
“If confirmed, Chris and Jen will add deep expertise, experience and leadership to our world-class cyber team,” national security adviser Jake Sullivan said. “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.”
Inglis and Easterly had both been considered frontrunners for the national cyber director job, while Rob Silvers, a former DHS official, had been considered the leading candidate to take over CISA. Instead, Biden will nominate Silvers to be the under secretary of DHS for policy, a role in which he is expected to focus heavily but not exclusively on cyber issues, two people familiar with the matter said. They requested anonymity to discuss nominations that have not been announced.
Inglis’ and Easterly’s nominations, first reported by The Washington Post, cement the power of the NSA alumni community in Biden’s White House. Anne Neuberger, whom Biden earlier appointed to the new post of deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology, held senior roles at the NSA between 2013 and 2021. Inglis, Easterly and Neuberger overlapped at the spy agency for several years, at a time when the NSA and its military partners were increasingly flexing their muscles in cyberspace….