President Joe Biden is reportedly planning to appoint Rob Silvers as director of the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
Silvers, former Department of Homeland Security official in the Obama administration, would run the federal agency in charge of election security and stopping hacking threats to government networks, Cyberscoop said in a report.
Brandon Wales was designated by President Trump as the Acting Director of the CISA on November 17, 2020.
The Biden-Harris administration recently released a $1.9 trillion plan to help the U.S. recover from the dark winter of the COVID-pandemic, including upgrading federal IT infrastructure and address the recent breaches of federal government data systems.
A $9 billion investment will help the U.S. launch major new IT and cybersecurity shared services at the CISA and the General Services Administration and complete modernization projects at federal agencies, according to a fact sheet detailing specifics of the plan.