by Ben Worthen

DHS Secretary for Infrastructure Protection Leaves

Jan 12, 20051 min

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the controversy regarding a proposed assistant secretary for cybersecurity in the intelligence reform bill. You can re-read the post if you want, but the gist of it is that Congress was all set to create the position within the Department of Homeland Security when Bob Liscouski, the department’s assistant secretary for infrastructure protection and currently in charge of cybersecurity, intervened at the last minute and had the provision removed. Well, word is in today that Liscouski is resigning at the end of the month. The stated reason is to take over a start-up. I don’t know any more than that, but I will make a few calls and post something when I know more. In the meantime, The Washington Post (free registration required) carries an article that I think is appropriately critical.