OMB hiring U.S. deputy CISO

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Now that the government has its first U.S. CISO, it’s looking for a deputy to help develop and coordinate federal cybersecurity policy.

The Office of Management and Budget is taking applications for a U.S. deputy CISO, who will advise U.S. CISO Greg Touhill on “federal cybersecurity policy strategy and oversight across federal information technology systems.”

“The Deputy Federal Chief Information Security Officer (DCISO) is the key advisor and deputy to the Federal CISO who establishes the direction of Federal cybersecurity policy and strategy (in accordance with direction provided by the Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO)), to include management practices, budget priorities (in coordination with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Resource Management Offices), and for overseeing implementation across the entire government,” the listing reads.

[Read more: Greg Touhill named first federal CISO]

Touhill was named the federal government’s first CISO earlier this month. Grant Schneider, who currently serves as the director for cybersecurity policy on the National Security Council, was announced as his deputy, but only in an acting capacity.

The deputy CISO position comes with a laundry list of responsibilities, including:

  • Providing input into the president’s annual budget request so it reflects cybersecurity priorities;
  • Assisting the U.S. CISO with cyber response efforts and coordination across the government;
  • Overseeing agency cybersecurity practices and implementation;
  • Working closely with senior OMB officials to ensure federal privacy and cybersecurity efforts are complementary; and
  • Implementing and maintaining, with the U.S. CISO, effective cybersecurity performance measures for agencies, among other things.

The position pays up to $185,100.

OMB will accept applications until Sept. 26.

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