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Chris Krebs confirmed to Homeland Security

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Christopher Krebs was confirmed Tuesday evening to a top Homeland Security cybersecurity and critical infrastructure post by a Senate voice vote.

Why it matters: National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), a division that the Department of Homeland Security and Krebs both hope to change to something more descriptive, heads DHS' cyber and infrastructure resiliency efforts. Krebs is now officially in charge of NPPD. He had been leading the division in an unconfirmed capacity — officially the "Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary."