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At hearing, nominees describe roles and priorities for CISA and National Cyber Director post

By Charlie Mitchell / June 10, 2021

Jen Easterly and Chris Inglis, nominated to serve as CISA Director and National Cyber Director, respectively, described a quarterback-coach relationship in explaining how the two offices will work together, during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs confirmation hearing today.

Easterly said CISA has the “operational” role in “managing and mitigating risk,” serving as the “quarterback” responsible for defending federal networks and “leading the national response” to cyber incidents. The National Cyber Director is “essentially the coach,” she said, providing...

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