President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Avril Haines, seen here before the House Foreign Affairs Committee in January, as director of national intelligence in his administration. If confirmed, she’d be the first woman in the role.

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 14: Avril Haines, former deputy national security advisor and former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee January 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. Haines testified before the committee on the topic of “From Sanctions to the Soleimani Strike to Escalation: Evaluating the Administration’s Iran Policy.” (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)