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April 12, 2021

Inhofe Commends Intent to Nominate First-Ever National Cyber Director

Inhofe-led National Defense Authorization Act, enacted in January, created role

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on President Biden's intent to nominate the nation’s first-ever National Cyber Director — a position created in the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act: 

“We created the National Cyber Director position in last year’s National Defense Authorization Act to better coordinate cybersecurity efforts across the entire federal government. As we’ve seen in the aftermath of the SolarWinds and Microsoft cyber hacks, there’s no shortage of work to be done,“ Inhofe said. “I appreciate that President Biden also recognized the importance of this role and intends to nominate Chris Inglis for the job. I look forward to considering this nominee in the coming weeks.”

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