President Biden has announced plans to nominate Chris Inglis, former deputy director of the National Security Agency (NSA), to serve as its national cyber director.
Inglis is a managing director at Paladin Capital, commissioner on the Cyberspace Solarium Commission and a U.S. Naval Academy Looker Distinguished Visiting Professor for Cyber Studies, the White House said Monday.
He is a retired Air National Guard brigadier general and sits on the boards of several private and public companies. He spent nearly three decades at the NSA and also served in the U.S. Air Force. He previously served as a National Intelligence University trustee and a member of the Defense Science Board.
If confirmed, Inglis will be the first national cyber director, which was created within the executive office of the president as part of the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act that Congress passed in Jan. 2021.