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Federal News Radio: NASA CISO Jeanette Hanna-Ruiz to Step Down

Jeanette Hanna-Ruiz

Jeanette Hanna-Ruiz will leave step down as NASA’s chief information security officer with April 28 as her last day on the job, Federal News Radio reported Monday.

Jason Miller writes Mike Witt, who joined NASA in February as deputy CISO, will serve as acting CISO to replace Hanna-Ruiz, who also holds the roles of senior agency information security official and associate chief information officer for information technology at the space agency.

“I have greatly appreciated [Hanna-Ruiz’s] leadership and all-encompassing insight into cybersecurity,” NASA CIO Renee Wynn said in an email to staff obtained by the station.

Hanna-Ruiz joined NASA in August 2016 after she previously served as director and manager of Microsoft‘s consulting services business for nearly four years.

She also served as director of cyber forensics and information assurance at Computer Sciences Corp.

Hanna-Ruiz served as one of the authors of the Cyberspace Policy Review during her tenure as a member of the national security staff at the White House and worked as part of the joint coordination group of the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.

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