Threat Management

NSA, Cyber Command head nominee not a far departure from Nakasone

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh, who is the deputy chief of Cyber Command and President Joe Biden's nominee to lead both Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, has been noted by former officials to mostly continue the work done by outgoing Cyber Command and NSA Head Gen. Paul Nakasone, reports The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future. "I won't be surprised if you see some of those things deal with bringing CYBERCOM and the National Security Agency even closer together in terms of how they work more effectively and efficiently," said former Cyber Command Deputy Chief Ret. Lt. Gen. Charles Moore. Assigned as a military intelligence officer more than three decades ago, Haugh later became the Cyber Command's Director of Intelligence before being sought to lead the Cyber National Mission Force in 2018. "Who else had the intelligence background, and now was building the CYBERCOM background and experience and understanding other than Tim Haugh? I didn't see anybody like that," Moore said. Haugh was also noted by former NSA Director of Operations Jon Darby to have helped combat election security operations alongside now-Deputy National Adviser for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger.

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