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Report: White House acting cyberspace chief resigns




Report: White House acting cyberspace chief resigns
Report: White House acting cyberspace chief resigns



http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10302297-38.html 

By Michelle Meyers
Politics and Law
CNet News
August 3, 2009

Melissa Hathaway, acting cyberspace director for the White House's 
National Security and Homeland Security councils, has resigned from her 
post, citing personal reasons, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The White House press office did not immediately respond to a call 
seeking confirmation of her resignation, but a spokesman has offered an 
e-mail statement to other publications.

"We are grateful for her dedicated service and for the significant 
progress she and her team have made on our national cybersecurity 
strategy," White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said in an e-mail to the 
publication Federal Computer Week.

The timing of Hathaway's resignation is a bit surprising, given that 
President Obama was reportedly getting close to choosing a permanent 
replacement for her post as the country's "cyberczar," a position he 
created in late May. Hathaway, who had worked for the director of 
national intelligence in the Bush administration, led the Obama 
administration's recent 60-day review of the federal government's 
cybersecurity efforts.

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