NASA picks deputy CIO for IT security
New cybersecuirty leader has extensive federal background
- By Dan Rowinski
- Jan 11, 2011
NASA Chief Information Officer Linda Cureton has chosen Valerie Burks to be the new Deputy CIO for IT Security at the agency, according to sources.
"Valarie has a significant background and experience in IT security. However, it was her in-depth understanding of communications and her holistic approach to IT security that won her the job,” Cureton said in a written announcement.
Burks has IT management experience at the Office of Management and Budget, Department of Commerce and Government Accountability Office. She improved USDA Systems by helping to develop and implement the USDA Certification and Accreditation Center Of Excellence.
Burks has degrees of Bachelor of Science from University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Master Of Science from University of Maryland, University College.
Dan Rowinski is a staff reporter covering communications technologies.