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By Ben Bain

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DHS names directors for US-CERT, National Cyber Security Division

Randal Vickers has been named director of the Homeland Security Department’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), and Roberta Stempfley has been picked to head DHS’ National Cyber Security Division (NCSD).

NCSD works with public, private, and international organizations to secure cyberspace. US-CERT, part of the NCSD, provides response support and defense against cyberattacks for the .gov domain used by civilian federal agencies, and it collaborates with state and local government, industry and international partners. 

Both officials started their new jobs April 12. Vickers has been acting as head of US-CERT since last August when the previous director, Mischel Kwon, resigned. Stempfley comes to DHS from the Defense Information Systems Agency. 

Posted by Ben Bain on Apr 20, 2010 at 7:21 PM


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