U.S. Cybersecurity Chief's Role Raise Conflict Issue

The Bush administration's cybersecurity chief is being paid $577,000 under a two-year agreement with the university that employs him and also does extensive business with the federal office he manages. Donald "Andy" Purdy Jr. is employed by Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, which has loaned him to the Homeland Security Department in exchange for the government paying nearly all of his salary.

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