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DHS Adds Two Members to Homeland Security Advisory Council; Chad Wolf Quoted

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Catherine Lotrionte, a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies' (CSIS) technology policy program, has joined a federal advisory committee that makes recommendations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS appointed Lotrionte to its Homeland Security Advisory Council along with Tom Jenkins, fire chief for the City of Rogers, Arkansas. 

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Experienced CIO Chris Chilbert Moves From HHS to Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

Chris Chilbert

Chris Chilbert, chief information officer of the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) inspector general office, will step down from his role to join the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau as CIO, succeeding Donna Roy. Chilbert's departure from HHS ends a five-year tenure with the department's IG office where he prioritized cloud migration and network modernization.

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Rob Lewis to Lead Interior Department’s Cybersecurity Operations

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Rob Lewis, a cyber expert with the Department of the Interior, has been appointed to serve as chief of the agency's cybersecurity operations branch, G2Xchange FedCiv reported Monday. He most recently served as the ISSO/ASOC deputy operations manager for the Interior Department. He most recently served as the ISSO/ASOC deputy operations manager for the Interior Department.

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Vice Adm. Ross Myers to Lead Navy’s Fleet Cyber; Gen. Paul Nakasone Quoted

Vice Adm. Ross Myers

Vice Adm. Ross Myers, former deputy commander of U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), has been assigned to lead Fleet Cyber, a command tasked to administer the U.S. Navy's information and cyber activities. Myers leaves his USCYBERCOM post to Maj. Gen. Charles Moore who also received a promotion to lieutenant general. 

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Justin Johnson Named Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for DoD’s Space Policy

Justin Johnson

Justin Johnson, who is a senior member of the staff for Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, has been appointed to serve as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Space Policy on an acting basis. Johnson succeeds Stephen Kitay who recently stepped down after three years in the role and 18 years in the public sector.

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Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Kruse Named Senior Military Adviser of National Intelligence Director

Jeffrey Kruse

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Kruse of the U.S. Air Force has been appointed to serve as the military adviser for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He will advise the director of national intelligence on defense matters relevant to the intelligence community.

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Mona Harrington to Serve as Election Assistance Commission’s Full-Time Executive Director

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Mona Harrington, acting executive director of the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), has been appointed to assume her role on a full-time basis after unanimous voting. She led workforce growth, fund distribution, election security and COVID-19 response efforts in her capacity as acting executive director, EAC said Wednesday.

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Mittal Desai to Serve as CIO

Mittal Desai

Mittal Desai, senior adviser and risk analyst at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) executive director office, has been appointed to serve as the agency's new chief information officer. He assumed his new role as the FERC's top information security official on Sunday, following Chairman Neil Chatterjee's announcement on Wednesday.

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Former DOE Exec Kyle Yunaska Joins NASA as Deputy Chief of Staff

Kyle Yunaska

Kyle Yunaska, former director of the National Laboratory Operations Board, has been appointed to serve as NASA's deputy chief of staff, SpaceRef reported Thursday. He joined the Department of Energy in 2017 to serve in the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, then went on to lead coordination and collaborative pursuits across national laboratories.

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