Turnover in DHS cyber office continues, Nicole Dean leaving

Turnover in DHS cyber office continues, Nicole Dean leaving

December 22, 2011
FedCyber Wire, Personnel
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The Homeland Security Department’s cybersecurity leadership is losing yet another senior official.

Nicole Dean, the director of DHS’s National Cyber Security Division (NCSD), announced recently she is leaving government on Jan. 22, according to an email she sent to staff in the National Protection and Programs Directorate’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications obtained by Federal News Radio.

“I have been offered a new opportunity and challenge and have decided it is time to move on,” Dean wrote. “Serving as both Director and Deputy Director of NCSD has been the most rewarding position I have ever held and I owe that in part to the continued dedication and support from you. Your hard work, teamwork and an amazing dedication allowed us to advance the mission and garner increased White House and Congressional support.”

Sources say Dean has accepted a position with Raytheon. An email to the company seeking more specifics and comments was not immediately returned.

via Federal News Radio, continued here.