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Preston Werntz Appointed Chief Data Officer at DHS Cyber & Comms Office

Preston Werntz

The Department of Homeland Security has named Preston Werntz, former head of the technology services section at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, as chief data officer in DHS’ Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, Federal Times reported Saturday.

At NCCIC, Werntz oversaw Automated Indicator Sharing program and led a working group that built a cyber and physical situational awareness system for federal departments and agencies to exchange data.

He joined DHS in May 2009 after he previously worked as a vice president at Newbrook Solutions for nearly five years and systems architect at ManTech’s information systems and technology business nearly eight years.

FCW reported Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary of the DHS CS&C, told staff members in an email that Werntz aims to transform the department’s information collection, analysis and management processes.

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