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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…

Read full story: Wired News

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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