[ISN] NASA appoints security chief

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Date: Mon Aug 27 2001 - 05:54:32 PDT

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    BY Greg Langlois 
    Aug. 24, 2001
    NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin has named a director to head up the
    agencys Office of Security Management and Safeguards, created in
    November 2000 to oversee NASAs physical security and portions of its
    information technology security.
    Goldin appointed David Saleeba, a 26-year veteran of the U.S. Secret
    Service, to the position. Most recently special agent in charge and
    chief of the Secret Service headquarters Intelligence Division,
    Saleeba will oversee security for classified systems and information
    at NASA.
    "Safety and security are priority issues for NASA," Goldin said.
    "Saleebas extensive experience will be an important asset to this
    NASA created the Office of Security Management and Safeguards to serve
    as the single point of focus for security matters at the agency,
    including physical protection of employees, visitors and property, and
    protection of information. The director of the office reports directly
    to the NASA administrator.
    A NASA source said the office is responsible for guarding the agencys
    classified networks and data, and the chief information officers
    office handles all nonclassified systems. Because there are few
    classified systems at NASA, most security responsibilities rest with
    the CIOs office, according to the source.
    However, the two offices share the same floor at NASA headquarters in
    Washington, D.C., and personnel in both meet often and collaborate on
    some projects, the source said.
    NASAs associate administrator for external relations, John Schumacher,
    has served as acting director of the office.
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