Earlier this week, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced leadership changes at the Department’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC). The NCCIC is the U.S. government’s 24/7 hub for cybersecurity information sharing, incident response, and coordination, and has been without permanent leadership for nearly a year.
Dr. Andy Ozment, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, will assume overall and direct responsibility for the NCCIC, while Mr. John Felker, former Director of Cyber and Intelligence Strategy for HP Enterprise Services, will run day-to-day operations. “Dr. Ozment and Mr. Felker will provide a combination of operational experience, leadership, and strategic insight needed to take the NCCIC to the next level for our cybersecurity,” said Johnson in a statement.
The NCCIC analyzes private sector cyber threat information, and issues warnings to both government organizations and private companies. It is expected that the volume of data the NCCIC processes from the private sector will increase in the near future.
For more information about the leadership changes at NCCIC, please follow the links below.
Statement by Secretary Jeh C. Johnson on NCCIC Leadership, Department of Homeland Security
DHS names new cyber hub head, The Hill