December 22, 2009 by USA Post
Howard Schmidt:Schmidt is president of the Information Security Forum, a nonprofit consortium of 300 large corporations and public-sector organizations working on cybersecurity issues.
Schmidt, a cyber-adviser in President George W. Bush’s administration, will be based in the National Security Council. He will report to the national security adviser to coordinate federal government cybersecurity policy for both military and civilian agencies.
“Howard will have regular access to the President and serve as a key member of his National Security Staff,” John Brennan, assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Countert*rror*sm, said in an email announcing the appointment.
He said Schmidt will also work closely with Obama’s economic team.
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force and FBI, Schmidt earlier in his career served as chief security officer at Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) and as chief information security officer at eBay (EBAY.O), The Washington Post reported.
He has some 40 years experience in government, business and law enforcement, the White House said. (Reporting by Paul Eckert and Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Vicki Allen)
Please feel free to send if you have any questions regarding this post , you can contact on
Disclaimer: The views expressed on this site are that of the authors and not necessarily that of U.S.S.POST.