IT security group honors three feds

IT security group honors three feds
IT security group honors three feds 

By Wade-Hahn Chan
October 4, 2007

Three federal officials were recognized for their contributions to 
government information technology security by (ISC)2 at its fourth 
annual Government Information Security Leadership Awards given Oct. 3.

There were three categories of awards: senior IT security manager, 
senior non-IT security manager and nonmanagerial IT security 

Weve recognized and celebrated those leaders in the IT security 
community who have made a very positive impact not only on our business 
and professional success, but also on our safety and our national 
security, said Lynn McNulty, government affairs director at (ISC)2.

The winner of the senior IT security manager award was George Bieber, 
deputy director of the Defense Departments Information Assurance 
Workforce Improvement Program. Bieber was recognized for leading efforts 
for information assurance training and certification.

Without the people behind me in DOD, none of this could happen, he said.

The senior non-it security manager award went to John Jack Stoute, 
acting chief information officer and director of business technology 
optimization at the Health and Human Services Departments Program 
Support Center.

Dana Gordon Murray, chief information security officer at HHS, said 
Stoute improved the skills and competency of the IT workforce at the 

Im speaking to the choir. I dont usually speak to the choir, Stoute 
said. But its important for us who dont usually speak to the choir to 
continue [the message that] IT security will only continue to get more 

Cheri Gatland-Lightner, project manager at the Centers for Disease 
Control and Preventions Chief Information Security Office, won the award 
for nonmanagerial IT security professional. Gatland-Lighter's colleagues 
praised her ability to emphasize to agency workers the need for IT 
security and to lead agency efforts to improve Federal Information 
Security Management Act scores.

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