CIA General Counsel Nominee Courtney Elwood Targets IC Contractor Workforce, Cyber Issues

Courtney Elwood

Courtney Elwood, nominee for the CIA general counsel post, looks to address contractor and cyber-related issues facing the intelligence community after she is confirmed by the Senate, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.

Elwood told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that she plans to work with CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to help restructure the intelligence community’s contractor workforce and mitigate cyber threats.

The committee voted to approve Elwood’s nomination on Wednesday, Heckman reported.

Elwood, a partner at law firm Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, added she would consider reducing contractors that perform core government functions, the report stated.

If confirmed, Elwood said she would ask former CIA general counsel Caroline Krass for advice on cyber issues, Heckman wrote.

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