Head DHS cybersecurity official to step down

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Philip Reitinger, director of the National Cybersecurity Center at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security since June 2009, plans to resign next month, according to a report in the National Journal. Reitinger held the top cybersecurity role at DHS and was charged with working with interagency partners and coordinating situational awareness and reporting for federal cybersecurity organizations and personnel. According to an email he wrote employees on Wednesday, Reitinger believes now is a "logical point" for him to leave and allow his team to further its initiatives. Among those may soon be President Obama's cybersecurity legislative proposals, released last week, which clarify how DHS will work with the private sector on security matters.
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