Tag Archives: Phil Reitinger

DHS Cyber Official Phil Reitinger Resigns

Phil Reitinger, deputy undersecretary for Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate, announced his resignation yesterday. According to the National Journal, Reitinger will leave his post June 3. In an email to DHS employees obtained by the National Journal, Reitinger states his reasons for leaving are personal, and …

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Rep Rogers Concerned About Cuts to Cyber Funding

Representative Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) is concerned that the funding for the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) may not be adequate for the next fiscal year. During the House Appropriations Committee last week, Rogers voiced his concern over the funding of the program during the testimony of Philip Reitinger, Deputy Undersecretary …

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Reitinger: Better Metrics Needed to Drive Forward Security Practices

Phil Reitinger, deputy undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate and director of the National Cybersecurity Center, believes better metrics are needed to drive better security practices in the private sector. In a recent interview with GovInfoSecurity.com, Reitinger discussed the Einstein III program and some …

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Bruce McConnell of DHS Looks to Long-Term Solutions

The Department of Homeland Security has a central role to play in the future of cybersecurity. Given U.S. reticence to involve the military in protecting civilian networks, DHS will serve as a hub of coordination between the government and private sector spaces, each looking to better secure the nation’s critical …

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10 Cybersecurity Game Changers to Watch in 2010

The field of cybersecurity is becoming increasingly relevant to discussions on national security. President Barack Obama placed cybersecurity in the forefront of his national security policy. In his speech May 29, 2009, Obama stated: “From now on, our digital infrastructure…will be treated as they should be: as a strategic security …

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Napolitano Speaks: Cybersecurity Reorganization, New Cyber Recuritment Efforts With Help Of Secret Service

Through a speech at the Global Cybersecurity Conference in Washington, D.C. sponsered by the U.S Secret Service, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano spoke about DHS’ centralization of cybersecurity. Phil Reitinger, recently appointed the deputy undersecretary of the National Protections Program Directorate for the DHS will aide in management overhaul of cybersecurity at DHS, Napolitano said.  “If the question …

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