2014 Fed 100

Federal 100: Jonathan Cantor

Name: Jonathan Cantor
Title: Deputy Chief Privacy Officer
Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Privacy protector. If DHS used the designated hitter rule, Cantor would ably fill the position. He stepped into one of the department's most difficult posts in early 2013 -- acting chief of the the Privacy Office. The focus on safeguarding personal information has increased across government and so have the challenges. But Cantor immediately set about building an effective program that is now serving as a model for other agencies. He has also been an energetic advocate for governmentwide privacy committees at the CIO Council and the White House.

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