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October 23, 2021

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Former DHS cyber leader urges caution on setting five-year term for CISA Director

By Charlie Mitchell / September 17, 2021

Phil Reitinger, who led cybersecurity efforts at DHS during the Obama administration, is raising cautionary notes about a proposal to set a five-year term for the Director of CISA, which could be added to the national defense policy bill headed to the House floor.

“I don't think a statutory term for the CISA Director is the ‘wrong’ approach, but it seems premature to me,” Reitinger, now head of the Global Cyber Alliance, told Inside Cybersecurity. “The cybersecurity environment and CISA's...

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