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DOE CISO heads to Commerce

Rod Turk, previously the Department of Energy's Chief Information Security Officer.

Rod Turk has returned to the Commerce Department as CISO, after a year at the Department of Energy.

The Department of Energy’s chief information security officer has departed for a similar post at the Commerce Department.

Rod Turk, whose official title at DOE was associate chief information officer for cybersecurity, managed the department’s enterprise cybersecurity program.

Turk will serve as CISO at the Commerce Department, where he had been prior to joining DOE a year ago.

DOE said his first day in the new job is Sept. 8.

At the Energy Department, Turk advised the CIO and senior officials on cybersecurity and risk management, as well as providing executive leadership for joint agency and administration cybersecurity initiatives such as the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative.

Prior to arriving at DOE in 2014, Turk managed and oversaw the Department of Commerce's compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and implementation of IT security best practices.

Turk joined the Senior Executive Service with the Transportation Security Administration in September 2004 and has also served as CISO at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Posted by Mark Rockwell on Sep 08, 2015 at 10:10 AM


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