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Jane Holl Lute Leaving DHS Deputy Secretary Post

Jane Holl Lute
Jane Holl Lute

Jane Holl Lute, deputy secretary of homeland security, will step down from her position after four years and leave the Department of Homeland Security to pursue a position in global Internet affairs.

Lute leaves DHS encouraged by movement in Congress to pass cybersecurity legislation and hopes a law can be passed and signed later this year, she told Reuters in an interview.

Joseph Menn writes the House Intelligence Committee will consider a bill Wednesday to address the sharing of information on cybersecurity.

In the interview with Reuters, Lute said DHS has seen its role in cybersecurity increase since 2009 and now is responsible for leading efforts to improve cyber postures in the private sector under an executive order.

“It’s not a war zone, and we certainly cannot manage it as if were a war zone,” Lute told Reuters.

“We’re not going to manage it as if it were an intelligence program or one big law-enforcement operation,” she added.

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