[ISN] Top Cybersecurity Official Resigns

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 01:45:07 -0500 (CDT)

By Marc Ambinder
National Journal
May 18, 2011 

Phil Reitinger, the Department of Homeland Security’s top cyber and 
computer crimes official, is resigning just days after the 
administration launched its most ambitious cybersecurity initiative.

"I have decided that the time has come for me to move on from the 
Department," Reitinger wrote in an e-mail to DHS employees this 
afternoon. Reitinger, who, as deputy undersecretary in DHS’s National 
Protection and Programs Directorate, was the department’s senior 
interagency policymaker, said in an interview with National Journal that 
the timing of his announcement was not meant to signal any disapproval 
with the White House.

"I am fully supportive of the direction the administration is going. 
Because there has been a recent spate of announcements, because I think 
we’ve made a lot of progress, because I think we’ve built a good team, 
now is the time for me to leave some of the execution and further 
development to the team," he said.

Reitinger said he wants to spend the summer with his family -- he has 
young children and he’s been working in cyber security "since they were 


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