Post Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:03 am

White House picks tech entrepreneur for security post

A Silicon Valley entrepreneur has been chosen to run the new National
Cyber Security Center, an agency charged with coordinating efforts to
protect the federal government's computer networks from cyberattacks,
according to published reports.

Rod Beckstrm, 47, is expected to be appointed to the post Thursday and
report directly to Michael Chertoff, the secretary of the Department of
Homeland Security, according to reports in The Wall Street Journal and
The Washington Post. The secretive center was created by a national
security directive signed by President Bush in January.

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