Critical Infrastructure Colleagues and Partners,
Over the past week, there have several leadership changes within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) with the departure of Director Christopher Krebs, Deputy Director Matthew Travis, and Assistant Director for Cybersecurity Bryan Ware. Mr. Brandon Wales, was designated by President Trump to serve as acting Director and he is no stranger to CISA, the Department, our important mission space, and the intersection of our work with you, our most valuable partners. He has worked at CISA (and its predecessor components) for the past fifteen years and his commitment is stronger than ever to the Agency’s continued success. Additionally, Mr. Steve Harris was asked to serve as the acting Deputy Director for CISA, stepping in from his role as permanent Deputy Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security; Mr. Matt Hartman was asked to serve as acting Assistant Director for Cybersecurity; and Mr. Scott Breor was asked to serve as acting Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security.
We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate and welcome our newest permanent civil service members to the CISA leadership team. In September, Mr. Rick Driggers was selected as our Assistant Director for Integrated Operations with fourteen years of service in the Department. In October, Mr. Billy Bob Brown was selected as Assistant Director for Emergency Communications with twelve years of service in the Department. And lastly in November, Ms. Alaina Clark was selected to serve as the Assistant Director for Stakeholder Engagement and has thirteen years of service in the Department.
A change in leadership is not a change to the CISA mission, our partnerships or our important initiatives with you. The agency continues to maintain a laser focus on our mission to Defend Today and Secure Tomorrow, including critical priorities such as election security and securing the COVID-19 response.
Thank you for your continued partnership,
Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Defend Today. Secure Tomorrow.
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency