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Senate Approves Timothy Haugh as Cyber Command, NSA Head

Timothy Haugh,


US Cyber Command

Senate Approves Timothy Haugh as Cyber Command, NSA Head

U.S. senators voted unanimously on Tuesday to confirm President Joe Biden’s appointment of Air Force Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh as head of the U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency. 

Haugh will succeed Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, who was CYBERCOM head and NSA director for almost six years. 

Before his confirmation, Haugh acted as deputy CYBERCOM commander. He also headed the Air Force’s digital and information warfare unit. Earlier, the Senate Intelligence and Armed Services committees confirmed Haugh’s promotion as a four-star general, The Record reported

In his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing, Haugh said that the fiscal year 2024 defense appropriations bill’s passage would provide CYBERCOM decision-making capability over the cyber mission force’s spending, procurement and training.

Army Maj. Gen. William Hartman, Cyber National Mission Force head, will serve as Haugh’s deputy, with the former’s Senate confirmation in early December. Additional leadership changes in the Cyber Command and NSA’s units are expected following Haugh’s and Hartman’s confirmations.

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