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Obama said to be close again to naming cybersecurity chief




Obama said to be close again to naming cybersecurity chief
Obama said to be close again to naming cybersecurity chief



http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9140948/Obama_said_to_be_close_again_to_naming_cybersecurity_chief?taxonomyId=17 

By Jaikumar Vijayan
Computerworld
November 16, 2009 

The Obama administration is once again reported to be close to naming a 
White House cybersecurity coordinator.

A story in the Federal Times, quoting unnamed sources, said that an 
announcement could come as soon as Thanksgiving.

The two people in the running for the post are Frank Kramer, a former 
assistant secretary of defense during the Clinton administration, and 
Howard Schmidt, a former White House cybersecurity adviser and corporate 
chief security officer (CSO), the report says. Both are names that have 
been mentioned as likely candidates for the position for several months.

This is not the first time that the White House has been rumored to be 
close to announcing its pick. In September, Reuters reported that an 
announcement was imminent. When that did not happen, some security 
analysts suggested that the White House could be waiting for October to 
make the announcement because the month had been designated as a 
"cybersecurity month."

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