Federal 100: Earl N. Crane

Earl N. Crane
Director of Cybersecurity Strategy
Homeland Security Department

Crane is responsible for a five-year strategy to provide a secure and trusted computing and information-sharing environment at DHS. In that role, he must coordinate the efforts of all the department’s information security organizations.

He also is co-chairman of the CIO Council’s Network and Infrastructure Security Subcommittee. He has established a collaborative rapport with colleagues across government and is a recognized leader in the areas of social media and cloud computing.

“Crane has been a model leader whose results-oriented performance has made a notable difference in advancing the security of social media and cloud computing,” said Robert Carey, the Navy Department’s chief information officer.

Read more about the 2010 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

William Jackson is a Maryland-based freelance writer.

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