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White House Appoints Retired Air Force General as First Cyber Security Chief

As part of its effort to improve defenses against hackers, the White House today named a retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Gregory J. Touhill as the first Federal Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)—the position was announced eight months ago as part of Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP). Dustin Volz reporting in Reuters: “Gregory Touhill’s job will be to protect government networks and critical infrastructure from cyber threats as federal chief information security officer, according to a statement. ... Touhill is currently a deputy assistant secretary for cyber security and communications at the Department of Homeland Security.”

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