Cybersecurity

NPPD taps vendor for No. 2 role

 

The National Protection and Programs Directorate, the cybersecurity arm of the Department of Homeland Security, has tapped Matthew Travis for deputy undersecretary, FCW has learned.

Travis has a history of working with DHS. He was until recently listed as vice president of the Cadmus Group, a Boston-based firm that provides technical and strategic advice to government and commercial clients, including on homeland security matters.

An employee in the Cadmus Group’s Washington D.C. office confirmed that Travis left his position at the company last week. A government source told FCW that acting NPPD Undersecretary Christopher Krebs announced the move yesterday.

Travis will take over for acting deputy undersecretary Robert Kolasky. The hire continues to fill out the NPPD leadership team. Krebs was nominated for the undersecretary post in February 2018.

About the Author

Derek B. Johnson is a former senior staff writer at FCW.

Featured

  • Workforce
    White House rainbow light shutterstock ID : 1130423963 By zhephotography

    White House rolls out DEIA strategy

    On Tuesday, the Biden administration issued agencies a roadmap to guide their efforts to develop strategic plans for diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA), as required under a as required under a June executive order.

  • Defense
    software (whiteMocca/Shutterstock.com)

    Why DOD is so bad at buying software

    The Defense Department wants to acquire emerging technology faster and more efficiently. But will its latest attempts to streamline its processes be enough?

Stay Connected