By Michelle Meyers
Politics and Law
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
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