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Report: DHS Cybersecurity Office to Reorganize as John Streufert Plans Departure

John Streufert
John Streufert

John Streufert, director of federal network resilience at the Department of Homeland Security, will be leaving government after 25 years of public service, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.

Andy Ozment, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS, told staff in an email that Streufert will continue as FNR director until an FNR deputy director is appointed, Jason Miller writes.

According to the email obtained by the station, Streufert will then serve as a senior adviser to Ozment on projects for the DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate.

Miller reports that Ozment also pointed to a reorganization of DHS’ office of cybersecurity and communications.

“John’s announcement of his planned retirement coincided with passage of [Federal Information Security Management Act] reform in the last Congress, which, as you know, gave CS&C more robust authorities to measure, motivate, and guide federal cybersecurity,” Ozment said in the email.

He added that FNR’s cybersecurity assurance, cybersecurity performance management and integrated cyber services branches will execute FNR’s FISMA mission, while the requirements and acquisition support and network and infrastructure security branches will integrate with the network security deployment division under CS&C.

Ozment noted that the move aims to facilitate greater cybersecurity collaboration between acquisition and engineering staff within NSD and between FNR and the Office of Management and Budget, agency chief information security officers and the CIO Council, the report said.

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