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June 22, 2024

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Senate confirms Easterly as CISA director

By Sara Friedman / July 12, 2021

The Senate on Monday voted to confirm Jen Easterly as the new director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Structure Agency, filling a key cybersecurity post made vacant in November by the Trump administration’s firing of Christopher Krebs over the agency’s election security efforts.

Easterly was special assistant to the president and senior director for counterterrorism under President Obama and previously worked at the NSA as deputy director for counterterrorism. When nominated for the CISA post, she was head of firm...

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