Robert Silvers has been appointed assistant secretary for cyber policy at the Department of Homeland Security and will also hold responsibility over related strategies at DHS, Federal News Radio reported Monday.
Jason Miller writes Silvers succeeds Rosemary Wenchel, who is retiring after more than 25 years in government.
Silvers has worked with DHS since 2012 as deputy chief of staff and oversaw policy development, operations and budget issues at the department.
He also held the role of senior counselor to the DHS deputy secretary and held a similar position in support of the director at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.