NSF hires info security specialist
- By Paula Shaki Trimble
- Oct 02, 2000
The National Science Foundation is the latest agency to hire an information
security specialist to assist the chief information officer.
Dara Murray joined NSF Sept. 24 as information systems security specialist.
She will develop, evaluate and monitor policies and controls systems for
an NSF-wide security program.
Murray has been a computer security specialist at the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission and most recently was a security program manager at the Justice
In recent months, several federal agencies have established agencywide information
security programs, in part to meet the requirements of Presidential Decision
Directive 63. PDD 63 requires all federal agencies to protect their critical
IT infrastructure by May 2003.
This past spring, the Federal Aviation Administration opened a new information
security office under its CIO with former Year 2000 lead Raymond Long as
FAA's parent agency, the Transportation Department is recruiting its own
information security expert, and CIO George Molaski hopes to elevate the
position to the senior executive level.