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McConnell gets DHS gig

Bruce McConnell, former Chief of Information Policy and Technology in the Office of Management and Budget, will serve as  the Homeland Security department's counselor to the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Deputy Under Secretary, Philip Reitlinger.

DHS secretary Janet Napolitano also appointed Greg Schaffer as assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications. She also announced that Reitlinger will also serve as director of the National Cybersecurity Center.

McConnell most recently served on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team. He held his OMB position from 1993 to 1999, and went on to launch consulting firm McConnell International and Government Futures, which he sold in 2008. In between, he was briefly director of the Y2K Cooperation Center, coordinating regional and global critical information technology infrastructure organizations. 

Schaffer was most recently senior vice president and chief risk officer for Alltel Communications.

Posted by Michael Hardy on Jun 01, 2009 at 12:12 PM


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