White House Picks First Chief Information Security Officer

The White House announced that Greg Touhill, a top cybersecurity official at the Homeland Security Department, will serve as the first federal chief information security officer. "In his new role as Federal CISO, Greg will leverage his considerable experience in managing a range of complex and diverse technical solutions at scale with his strong knowledge of both civilian and military best practices, capabilities, and human capital training, development and retention strategies," White House cyber czar Michael Daniel and federal chief information officer Tony Scott wrote in a blog post about the new appointment, which will be housed in the Office of Management and Budget.