Wait, The US Is Just Now Getting A Cybersecurity Chief?
In light of repeated attacks, the government is making moves to improve its cybersecurity policy with new appointments.By Evan Thomas | September 10, 2016
President Obama just appointed retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Greg Touhill as the first federal chief information security officer. He will direct computer-security policy across the whole government.
It's part of a plan announced in February to increase defenses after a string of breaches against government agencies, from the IRS and the White House to the Office of Personnel Management and even the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.