President Joe Biden nominated Jen Easterly, center, to be the next head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. (Eric Gibson/ New America/https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

President Biden announced key cybersecurity leadership nominations Monday, proposing Jen Easterly as the next head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and John "Chris" Inglis as the first ever national cyber director (NCD).

The announcement ends months of speculation over the key positions, during which time the government has had to face fallout from both the Solarwinds and Hafnium Exchange Server campaigns without leadership in place.

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