Hathaway to step down

August 3, 2009
Melissa Hathaway, acting senior director for cyberspace for the National Security and Homeland Security council, announced Monday that she is stepping down, citing personal reasons, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Hathaway was tasked with leading a 60-day cyberspace policy review, the results of which were presented by President Obama in May. He announced that he would soon appoint a permanent cybersecurity coordinator. Hathaway said she took her name out of the running for the permanent post two weeks ago and would resign effective Aug. 24. — DK
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