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White House Appoints Retired Air Force General as First Cyber Security Chief

As part of its effort to improve defenses against hackers, the White House today named a retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Gregory J. Touhill as the first Federal Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) — the position was announced eight months ago as part of Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP). Dustin Volz reporting in Reuters: "Gregory Touhill's job will be to protect government networks and critical infrastructure from cyber threats as federal chief information security officer, according to a statement. ... Touhill is currently a deputy assistant secretary for cyber security and communications at the Department of Homeland Security."

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