Rumor: Rod Beckstrom Next ICANN CEO

By CircleID Reporter
Rumor: Rod Beckstrom Next ICANN CEO

Sources indicate former director of the US Homeland Security Department's National Cybersecurity Center (NCSC), Rod Beckstrom, will be replacing the current ICANN CEO, Paul Twomey, who announced his resignation earlier this year. Milton Mueller in a blog post on the IGP website writes: "This is still unconfirmed by ICANN but comes from well-informed sources. We also hear that David Eisner, the CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service under G.W. Bush and former VP at AOL, was also in the running." Beckstrom recently made headlines for his sudden resignation from his post at NCSC, criticizing the lack of funding from the NSA and its move to try to "rule over" the NCSC.

Note: Michael Eisner corrected to David Eisner above. NSA to NCSC.

Updates:  UPDATED Jun 15, 2009 8:18 AM PST
Update on the Search and Appointment of a New President and CEO of ICANN ICANN, Jun.14.2009

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