Federal Chief Information Security Officer

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The office of the Federal Chief Information Security Officer of the United States (CISO) was created on September 8 2016. The role of the CISO is to guide cybersecurity policy, planning, and implementation in the U.S. Federal Government.[1] The first appointment to this position was Gregory Touhill, who stepped down in January 2017. He was replaced by Grant Schneider (formerly the Deputy CISO). Chris DeRusha was appointed in January 2021.[2] The CISO position is in the Office of Management and Budget reporting to the U.S. Chief Information Officer. An acting deputy reports to the CISO.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tony Scott, J. Michael Daniel (2016-09-08). "Announcing the First Federal Chief Information Security Officer". whitehouse.gov – via National Archives.
  2. ^ "Chris DeRusha Named Federal Chief Information Security Officer". GovCon Wire. Retrieved 2021-06-23.