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Former State Official to Lead Federal Cybersecurity Efforts

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October 20, 2011
FedCyber Wire, Personnel
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Mark Weatherford, California’s former chief information security officer, will lead cybersecurity efforts for the federal government. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano appointed Weatherford on Thursday to the newly created position of deputy under secretary for cybersecurity.

The appointment was announced in a blog post on the Department of Homeland Security website. Weatherford’s new position, located within the DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), focuses on large cybersecurity operations and communications resilience.

“The newly created position will allow the Department to better carry out our mission to create a safe, secure and resilient cyberspace” wrote DHS Under Secretary Rand Beers.

via Government Technology, continued here.