Christopher Krebs: Critical Infrastructures, Election, Supply Chain Among CISA’s Priorities for 2019

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the initial years of the newly-established agency will focus on protecting U.S. critical infrastructures and network, increasing stakeholder engagement and maturing the organization, CSO reported Wednesday. The Department of Homeland Security established CISA in November from the agency’s National Protection and Programs Directorate to secure the country’s critical infrastructures.

To mature the agency, Krebs said efforts over the next two years would include flattening CISA’s organizational structure, implementing cyber and physical security functions and improving how the agency coordinates with its stakeholders. Protecting the U.S. supply chain is a top priority of the agency. Krebs also said he wants to boost efforts to deter China and Russia from hacking U.S. systems.

The Wash100 award, now in its sixth year, recognizes the most influential executives in the GovCon industry as selected by the Executive Mosaic team in tandem with online nominations from the GovCon community. Representing the best of the private and public sector, the winners demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, reliability, achievement and vision.

Visit the Wash100 site to learn about the other 99 winners of the 2019 Wash100 Award. On the site, you can submit your 10 votes for the GovCon executives of consequence that you believe will have the most significant impact in 2019.

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