[ISN] Former NIPC Director Joins CSC

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Date: Tue Feb 04 2003 - 02:51:30 PST

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    By Dennis Fisher
    February 3, 2003 
    Ronald Dick, the former director of the FBI's National Infrastructure
    Protection Center, joined Computer Sciences Corp. Monday, eliminating
    himself from consideration for the top security job at the Department
    of Homeland Security.
    Dick had been considered one of the candidates for director of the
    Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection division of the new
    department. The director will oversee all of the information security
    assets and operations of the department.
    CSC, based in El Segundo, Calif., hired Dick as the director of
    information assurance strategic initiatives. In this capacity he'll be
    part of the Global Information Security Services unit and will be
    responsible for developing the market strategy for CSC's dealings with
    Homeland Security. He'll also provide technical assistance and
    solution-development services to government agencies regarding
    information assurance.
    Dick joined the NIPC in 1998 and served as section chief in two
    different sections before he was named director in March 2001. Dick
    had recently resigned from the FBI, although he is still listed as the
    director on the NIPC's Web site.
    The NIPC has come under sharp criticism in recent years for being slow
    to identify and respond to major threats on the Internet, including
    Code Red and the recent Slammer worm. Critics have also said that the
    center and its counterparts in other parts of the government fail to
    share enough information with each other. This is a situation that
    many hope will be rectified by the consolidation of many of the
    government's security organizations under the Homeland Security
    CSC does a large amount of government contracting work related to
    security and information assurance and has about 1,000 employees in
    the unit that Dick will join.
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