Jack Johnson, Jr. Appointed CSO of DHS

Jack Johnson, Jr., has been appointed Chief Security Officer for the Department of Homeland Security.

Johnson's background includes work as a US Army criminal investigator and as a police officer, and 20 years' experience in the Secret Service. He has been detailed to DHS since the beginning of 2003. As CSO, Johnson directs all security activities for the 22 agencies of DHS. According to the announcement, his duties include development of "policy and procedures in the areas of personnel security, administrative security, physical and technical security, counterintelligence and operational security, investigations and inspections and special security related programs." He also works with the department's CIO to secure classified information technology.

Copyright © 2003 IDG Communications, Inc.

The 10 most powerful cybersecurity companies