Top US Federal Cybersecurity Official Resigns, Criticizes NSA Takeover

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Top US Federal Cybersecurity Official Resigns, Criticizes NSA Takeover

Rod Beckström, the Department of Homeland Security's controversial cyber-security chief, has suddenly resigned amid allegations of power grabs and bureaucratic infighting.

Beckström — a management theorist, entrepreneur and author — was named last year to head up the new National Cybersecurity Center, or NCSC. To some, it seemed an odd choice since Beckström isn't an expert in security…

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Updates:  UPDATED Mar 11, 2009 2:11 PM PDT
NSA Dominance of Cybersecurity Would Lead to 'Grave Peril', Ex-Cyber Chief Tells Congress Wired, Mar.11.2009
Cybersecurity Chief Resigns WSJ, Mar.7.2009
Cybersecurity chief Beckstrom resigns Reuters, Mar.7.2009
Cybersecurity official quits, blasts NSA power grab CNet, Mar.6.2009

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