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November 30, 2020: Brandon Wales has been named Acting Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Wales has been with DHS for 15 years and was Senior Counsel to former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielson. Prior to joining the Department in 2005, Wales served as a national security aide to United States Senator Jon Kyl and as a Senior Associate at a Washington-based foreign policy and national security think-tank. Mr. Wales received his Bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and his Master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Wales succeeds Chris Krebs, who was dismissed by President Trump after serving for 2 years in the role.