By Jaikumar Vijayan
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
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