Top DHS cyber official named first federal chief information security officer – POLITICO

Retired General Greg Touhill was appointed as the nation's first Chief Information Security Officer.
Retired General Greg Touhill was appointed as the nation’s first Chief Information Security Officer.

The White House Thursday announced that Greg Touhill, a top cybersecurity official at the Homeland Security Department, will serve as the first federal chief information security officer.”In his new role as Federal CISO, Greg will leverage his considerable experience in managing a range of complex and diverse technical solutions at scale with his strong knowledge of both civilian and military best practices, capabilities, and human capital training, development and retention strategies,” White House cyber czar Michael Daniel wrote in a blog post about the new appointment, which will be housed in the Office of Management and Budget.”Greg will lead a strong team within OMB who have been at the forefront of driving policy and implementation of leading cyber practices across federal agencies, and is the team that conducts periodic cyberstat reviews with federal agencies to insure that implementation plans are effective and achieve the desired outcomes,” Daniel said.

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