Mr. Biden is expected to nominate Jen Easterly, a former senior counterterrorism and cybersecurity official at NSA with experience at the Obama White House, to lead the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, according to the people familiar with the matter. CISA is an arm of the Department of Homeland Security responsible for election security and protecting civilian government networks from hackers.
Separately, Chris Inglis, the former deputy director of the NSA, is expected to be nominated as the first ever national cyber director, the people said. The position, housed within the Executive Office of the President, was created through a provision in the annual defense policy spending that passed Congress in January.
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