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Chris Krebs, (now) former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) since its founding in November 2018, and one of the most senior cybersecurity officials in the U.S. government, has been fired.It's not immediately clear who is currently heading the agency. A spokesperson for CISA did not immediately comment.
President Trump fired Krebs in a tweet late on Tuesday, citing a statement published by CISA found there was "no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised." Trump, without evidence, has continuously claimed the opposite to be turn and was no doubt upset by CISA not supporting his claims.
He was "one of the few people in this administration respected by everyone on both sides of the aisle," said Sen. Mark Warner after the news broke.
During his time in government, Krebs became one of the most vocal voices in election security, taking the lead during 2018 and in 2020, which largely escaped from disruptive cyberattacks, thanks to efforts to prepare for cyberattacks and misinformation that plagued the 2016 presidential election.