National Security Council fills vacancy on cyber team

National Security Council fills vacancy on cyber team
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The National Security Council (NSC) will fill a vacancy in its cybersecurity directorate with a veteran of federal information systems security.

Grant Schneider, currently the acting federal chief information security officer (CISO), will become senior director for cybersecurity policy at NSC.

Schneider will be responsible for the "homeland" cybersecurity portfolio at the NSC, including the defensive posture of federal and critical infrastructure systems and incident response. 

He will also retain the role of deputy federal CISO.

The federal CISO position was created in September 2016 and works in the White House Office of Management and Budget on CISO collaboration between federal agencies.

Schneider has worked in two previous administrations, serving as the director of government cybersecurity at the NSC during the Obama administration and the chief information officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency under both former Presidents Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaMontana governor raises profile ahead of potential 2020 bid Trump was right to ditch UN’s plan for handling migrants Ex-White House stenographer: Trump is ‘lying to the American people’ MORE and George W. Bush.