US Cybersecurity Team Takes Shape

US cybersecurity leadership is in transition. In the eight months since Obama disclosed plans to appoint a cybersecurity coordinator, there have been several significant departures from government, including Melissa Hathaway, the White House official whose study paved the way for the announcement, and Mischel Kwon, the former director of the US Computer Emergency Readiness team.
Many agencies and organizations have a role in the government-wide effort to bolster cyber defenses. The National Institute of Standards and Technology is in charge of cybersecurity compliance guidance for federal agencies. The Office of Managementand Budget and Congress are highly influential in establishing cybersecurity policy. The National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and new U.S. Cyber Command are helping to protect both civilian and military networks.
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