The Department of Homeland Security has experienced a revolving door regarding its cybersecurity leadership of late, with another key official announcing her departure recently.
Nicole Dean, the director of DHS’ National Cyber Security Division, has told her staff in an email she is leaving the government Jan. 22, 2012 according to Federal News Radio. She has accepted a position with Raytheon, according to the report.
DHS has lost four senior officials from its cyber organization within the past six months, according to previous Federal News Radio reports.
- Sean McGurk left from his post as director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in September
- Randy Vickers left his post as head of U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team in June
- Phil Reitinger left his post as DHS deputy undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate in June