By Trudy Walsh
Former Interior Department chief information officer W. Hord Tipton has
been named executive director of the International Information Systems
Security Certification Consortium.
He replaces Eddie Zeitler as executive director of (ISC)2. Zeitler left
to pursue other interests, (ISC)2 officials said.
Tipton served as CIO of the Interior Department for more than five
years. During his tenure, he managed IT operations for 2,500 Interior
offices with 3,650 IT employees, 5,800 contractors and an IT portfolio
of $1.2 billion.
In early 2007, he left Interior to become president and chief executive
officer of Ironman Technologies, which had a client list that included
IBM, Perot Systems, EDS, Booz Allen Hamilton and Symantec.
Tipton has been a member of (ISC)2's board of directors since 2005, and
a member of (ISC)2's government advisory board since 2004.
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