Government News Highlights

July 14 – 20, 2021

Jen Easterly

July 14, 2021: Jen Easterly was confirmed by unanimous consent in the U.S. Senate to serve as Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the Department of Homeland Security. Previously, Easterly was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism from 2013 through 2016. She also served at the National Security Agency as Deputy Director for Counterterrorism from 2011 to 2013. After serving in the Obama administration, Easterly joined Morgan Stanley in 2017 to lead their Cybersecurity Fusion Center and subsequent Fusion Resilience Center. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Military Academy and a Master of Arts in politics, philosophy, and economics from University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Easterly is a two-time Bronze Star recipient who helped establish U.S. Cyber Command in 2009. She retired from the Army with the rank of Lt. Colonel.

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