[ISN] Security exec picked for board

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Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 22:10:35 PST

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    By Diane Frank 
    Jan. 2, 2001
    Howard Schmidt, Microsoft Corp.'s chief information security officer,
    is in line to be vice chairman of the federal Critical Infrastructure
    Protection Board.
    President Bush announced Dec. 21 his intention to nominate Schmidt to
    the board, which Bush created to coordinate the protection of the
    government's and the private sector's critical cyber assets.
    Schmidt has long been involved in federal cybersecurity and critical
    infrastructure protection. During the past two years, he worked with
    the President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology to
    create a public/private center for security research and development.  
    He also has worked with the cross-sector Partnership for Critical
    Infrastructure Security and has been the head of the information
    sharing and analysis center formed by the information technology
    sector under Presidential Decision Directive 63.
    Before working at Microsoft, Schmidt was director of the Air Force
    Office of Special Investigations, Computer Forensic Lab and Computer
    Crime and Information Warfare, where he established the first
    dedicated computer forensic lab in the government.
    His background also includes service with the FBI at the National Drug
    Intelligence Center, as a police officer and with the Air Force in
    active duty and civil service.
    He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master
    of arts in organizational management from the University of Phoenix.
    The Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, led by Bush's new
    cyberspace security adviser Richard Clarke, builds on PDD 63, which
    President Clinton issued in May 1998 requiring agencies to protect the
    information systems that support the nation's critical infrastructure,
    such as banking and transportation.
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