Tom Donilon, Sam Palmisano Named Fed Cybersecurity Commission Chairman, Deputy

cybersecurityTom Donilon, President Barack Obama’s former national security adviser, has been named chairman of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, The Hill reported Wednesday.

Jordan Fabian and Cory Bennett write Sam Palmisano, former CEO of IBM, will serve as deputy chairman of the commission.

The White House established the commission on Feb. 9 as part of a national cybersecurity plan that Obama released along with his budget request for fiscal 2017.

Kevin Freking also reports for the Associated Press that the new panel will deliver a report to the president by Dec. 1 that details long-term plans on how to protect public and private computer networks from potential cyber attacks.

The commission will be composed of up to 12 members and will offer recommendations on best practices for data security and how to improve the acquisition process for information technology systems, Freking writes.

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