President Biden intends to nominate Ronald Moultrie to become under secretary of defense for intelligence and security, according to a White House announcement.
Moultrie, who served on Biden's Pentagon transition team, is currently president and CEO of Oceanus Security Strategies. He previously served as the National Security Agency's director of operations.
Moultrie, an Air Force veteran, also served in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and was a member of the CIA's senior intelligence service.
"Moultrie was a key principal on the Secretary of the Navy's Cybersecurity Readiness Review and subsequently led the creation of the department's digital roadmap focused on cybersecurity, data, and emerging technologies such as AI, 5G, and Quantum computing," according to the White House.