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Fedscoop: OMB Cyber Adviser Cord Chase Named OPM CISO

US office of personnel managementCord Chase, formerly senior adviser for cyber and national security at the Office of Management and Budget, has joined the Office of Personnel Management as the agency’s first chief information security officer, FedScoop reported Wednesday.

Billy Mitchell writes Chase started his new role in April and is responsible for OPM’s cybersecurity program with the help of Jeff Wagner, director of security operations, and Clifton Triplett, senior cybersecurity adviser.

Chase served as chief technology officer and director of security operations at the Agriculture Department after he previously worked as director of security engineering and as a senior security engineer there, according to the report.

The report said Wagner helped spearhead OPM’s cyber program before Chase joined the agency.

In November, OPM launched its search for a CISO who would lead the agency’s information technology security policy and security operations center.

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