2013 Fed 100

Federal 100: Robert K. Knake

Robert Knake

Name: Robert K. Knake
Title: Director of Cybersecurity Policy
Agency: Executive Office of the President

The White House's cyber wizard. Heard of a little thing called the president's executive order on critical infrastructure cybersecurity? Meet the author. As his office's de facto problem-solver, Knake takes on the programs that are particularly tough and gets them on a sound footing. Colleagues praise his encyclopedic knowledge of the Homeland Security Act, cybersecurity and disaster response, and his masterful diplomacy and outreach in working with every major executive branch agency and the private sector. However you describe it, Knake's work is shaping cybersecurity in and beyond government.

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