DHS appoints cybersecurity official

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the appointment of Philip Reitinger today as the new deputy undersecretary of DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate. He will work on DHS’ efforts to protect the government’s computer systems, the department said in a statement.

Reitinger comes to the department from Microsoft Corp., where he serves as a senior security strategist. The deputy undersecretary position was previously held by Scott Charbo.

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Ben Bain is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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