By Patience Wait
Nancy DeFrancesco, the Commerce Departments Chief Information Security
Officer, is leaving the department to return to the Government
She will serve in GAO as an assistant director for security on the
watchdog agencys Information Technology team, the same position she held
before going to Commerce in April 2002.
In May 2006, DeFrancesco convinced Commerce officials to establish an
education and training program for its information security
professionals. The department awarded a contract to (ISC) 2 Inc. of Palm
Harbor, Fla., to provide courses for employees to earn designations as
Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP), System
Security Certified Professionals (SSCP) and Certification and
Accreditation Professionals (CAP).
DeFrancesco declined to comment on her reasons for returning to GAO.
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