Brig. Gen. James McLaughlin has been picked for promotion to director for space and cyber operations, and deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and requirements at Air Force headquarters in Washington, D.C.
He previously served as deputy director for global operations at U.S. Strategic Command headquarters in Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. He was responsible to the commander on matters of situational awareness, command and control and integrated plans and operations across space, nuclear and cyber operations.
Posted by FCW Staff on Jan 17, 2012 at 7:21 PM0 comments
The new head of the Homeland Security Department's National Cybersecurity Division will come from the State Department.
Federal News Radio reports John Streufert, State's chief information security officer and deputy chief information officer, will replace Nicole Dean, who is leaving DHS later this month for a position in the private sector.
Streufert has served at State for over five years and is a leader in continuous monitoring. He won a 2010 Federal 100 award for leading the team that created the Risk Scoring Program, which gave administrators the ability to continuously monitor risks to State’s information technology infrastructure.
Posted by FCW Staff on Jan 13, 2012 at 7:21 PM1 comments
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has elected a researcher from National Institute of Standards and Technology IT Laboratory to this year's class of AAAS Fellows.
Jeffrey Voas will be recognized for his contributions in the development of trustworthy software systems and advanced software fault injection-based testing techniques.
AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society and fellows are chosen by their peers. New fellows will be formally recognized on Feb. 18, 2012, during the 2012 AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Posted by FCW Staff on Jan 11, 2012 at 7:21 PM0 comments