United States Code

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§ 653.
Cybersecurity Division
In general

There is established in the Agency a Cybersecurity Division.

Executive Assistant Director
The Cybersecurity Division shall be headed by an Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity (in this section referred to as “the Executive Assistant Director”), who shall—
be at the level of Assistant Secretary within the Department;
be appointed by the President without the advice and consent of the Senate; and
report to the Director.

Any reference to the Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications or Assistant Director for Cybersecurity in any law, regulation, map, document, record, or other paper of the United States shall be deemed to be a reference to the Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity.

The Executive Assistant Director shall—
direct the cybersecurity efforts of the Agency;
carry out activities, at the direction of the Director, related to the security of Federal information and Federal information systems consistent with law, including subchapter II of chapter 35 of title 44 and the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 (contained in division N of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114–113));
fully participate in the mechanisms required under section 652(c)(7) of this title; and
carry out such other duties and powers as prescribed by the Director.
(Pub. L. 107–296, title XXII, § 2203, as added Pub. L. 115–278, § 2(a), Nov. 16, 2018, 132 Stat. 4174; amended Pub. L. 116–283, div. H, title XC, § 9001(c)(1), Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4766.)
cite as: 6 USC 653