Federal 100: Gregory Schaffer

Gregory Schaffer
Assistant Secretary
Office of Cybersecurity and Communications
Homeland Security Department

The work: Ensuring the security, resiliency, and reliability of the nation’s cyber and communications infrastructure.

The impact: Under Schaffer’s leadership, DHS has been at the forefront of securing the government’s move to several critical new technology platforms.

The nuts and bolts: Schaffer led DHS’ support of continuous monitoring capabilities across government. He also helped facilitate the launch of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program for cloud computing and led the interagency planning for the next generation of wireless broadband emergency communications for law enforcement and first responders.

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About the Author

John Zyskowski is a senior editor of Federal Computer Week. Follow him on Twitter: @ZyskowskiWriter.

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