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White House appoints first chief information security officer

The White House has appointed Greg Touhill to be the first chief information security officer across the entire federal government.

The appointment, FCW wrote in an article, is a key component of the Obama administration’s $19 billion Cybersecurity National Action Plan, which includes a fund to replace legacy systems and the creation of a chief information security officer position.

In his role, Touhill, a retired Air Force brigadier general, will oversee cybersecurity policy, planning and implementation across the federal government. He currently serves as the deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at the Homeland Security Department. 

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