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U.S.’s cybersecurity director has resigned.

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March 9, 2009
Cybersecurity, Featured
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Rod Beckstrom, an author and Silicon Valley entrepreneur, has resigned the position of National Director of Cybersecurity.

Mr. Beckstrom’s position, which reported to the head of DHS, involved wrestling the all of the different Federal agencies into forming a coherent cybersecurity policy.

His role appeared to have been crippled from the start. According to the WSJ, Mr. Beckstrom’s office “was funded for just five weeks out of the past year and had just five people working in it. During the rest of the period, he borrowed staff and office space from other agencies.” [ZDnet]