GSA picks info assurance chief
- By Diane Frank
- Dec 12, 2000
GSA Federal Technology Service
The General Services Administration last week named Sallie McDonald as assistant
commissioner of the newly-created office of information assurance and critical
McDonald has been with GSA for 23 years, spending the past three in
the Office of Information Security. As head of the new security policy office,
McDonald will lead the agency's governmentwide responsibilities regarding
network protection, which includes:
* Leading the Federal Computer Incident Response Capability, the government's
central warning and response organization.
* Leading the Federal PKI Steering Committee, the advocate for governmentwide
use of public-key infrastructure.
* Leading agency compliance with Presidential Decision Directive 63,
which requires agencies to secure the information systems that support the
nation's critical infrastructure.
GSA created the office, part of the Federal Technology Service, in October,
when the agency split the Office of Information Security along policy and
The contracting functions, including administration of the Safeguard
contract for PDD 63 services and the Access Certificates for Electronic
Service contract for PKI products and services, are now part of the Office
of Information Technology Solutions.