Senate Approves New National Cyber Director

Chris Inglis appointed for first of its kind position

On Thursday, the Senate unanimously voted to approve the nomination of Chris Inglis as the very first White House national cyber director. This position comes as the nation has faced increasing cyber-attacks – most notably a ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline. The position was created by the recent National Defense Authorization Act. 

Director Inglis will be in charge of managing and coordinating the federal government’s cybersecurity policy. In a recent speech at the White House, the president stressed the need for this new position saying, “I think it’s becoming clear to everyone that we have to do more than is being done now, and the federal government can be significant value-added in having that happen.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Lord to guide Director Inglis in his new role.
  • For the Senate to have wisdom as they consider nominees for confirmation. 
  • That President Biden would seek God’s guidance as he appoints individuals to positions in the federal government. 

Sources: The Hill, NPR, CNN


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