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DISA senior executive to perform two roles

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the reassignment of a Defense Information Systems Agency senior executive Jan. 17.

Mark Orndorff has been reassigned as chief information assurance executive and program executive officer for mission assurance and network operations for DISA in Fort Meade, Md. He previously served as PEO for the same operations, which develop and implement programs to secure and operate the Global Information Grid.

Posted by FCW Staff on Jan 18, 2012 at 12:56 PM0 comments


Air Force gets new space and cyber operations director

Brig. Gen. James McLaughlin has been picked for promotion to director for space and cyber operations, and deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and requirements at Air Force headquarters in Washington, D.C.

He previously served as deputy director for global operations at U.S. Strategic Command headquarters in Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. He was responsible to the commander on matters of situational awareness, command and control and integrated plans and operations across space, nuclear and cyber operations.

Posted by FCW Staff on Jan 17, 2012 at 12:56 PM0 comments


State's chief information security officer to lead DHS cybersecurity efforts

The new head of the Homeland Security Department's National Cybersecurity Division will come from the State Department.

Federal News Radio reports John Streufert, State's chief information security officer and deputy chief information officer, will replace Nicole Dean, who is leaving DHS later this month for a position in the private sector.

Streufert has served at State for over five years and is a leader in continuous monitoring. He won a 2010 Federal 100 award for leading the team that created the Risk Scoring Program, which gave administrators the ability to continuously monitor risks to State’s information technology infrastructure.

Posted by FCW Staff on Jan 13, 2012 at 12:56 PM1 comments


NIST security expert elected AAAS fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has elected a researcher from National Institute of Standards and Technology IT Laboratory to this year's class of AAAS Fellows.

Jeffrey Voas will be recognized for his contributions in the development of trustworthy software systems and advanced software fault injection-based testing techniques.

AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society and fellows are chosen by their peers. New fellows will be formally recognized on Feb. 18, 2012, during the 2012 AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Posted by FCW Staff on Jan 11, 2012 at 12:56 PM0 comments


OMB's Lew to take over as White House chief of staff

Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob “Jack” Lew is expected to take over as White House Chief of Staff, following the anticipated resignation of William Daley from that position.

President Barack Obama announced the change on Jan. 9. The official shift is expected to take place at the end of the month, following the preparations for the State of the Union address and the preparation of the fiscal 2013 budget submission to Congress.

Daley, a former Secretary of Commerce in the Clinton administration, has been serving as chief of staff since January 2011, when he replaced Rahm Emanuel.

Lew was confirmed as OMB director in November 2010, after previously serving in that position from 1998 to 2001 under President Clinton.

He also previously served in the Clinton administration as deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, and as chief operating officer. From 1979 to 1987 he was a principal domestic policy advisor to House Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill Jr.

Lew has held positions in the private sector including at Citi Global Wealth Management and at New York University.

Posted by Alice Lipowicz on Jan 09, 2012 at 12:56 PM0 comments


Cybersecurity expert Richard Clarke lands new gig

Former presidential adviser Richard A. Clarke begins the new year as a member of Identive Group's board of directors, according to an Identive press release.

Clarke most recently served as chairman of risk management firm Good Harbor Consulting, but he brings three decades of federal security experience to Identive, which specializes in identification, security and RFID products and services. Clarke served as a counterterrorism and security adviser to three presidents from 1992 to 2003. He also has experience from the Defense and State departments and the intelligence community. He authored several books, including 2010's "Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It."

Posted by FCW Staff on Dec 23, 2011 at 12:56 PM0 comments


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