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[ISN] Director of US-CERT quits abruptly
By Jaikumar Vijayan
July 25, 2011
Randy Vickers, the director of the U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team
(US-CERT), has resigned from his position without any official
explanation for the abrupt move.
Vickers' resignation last Friday was communicated via email to members
of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office of Cybersecurity
and Communications (CS&C) by Roberta Stempfley, acting assistant
secretary at CS&C.
The brief email, a copy of which was obtained by Computerworld, noted
that Vickers' last effective day at the US-CERT was last Friday. The
email said that Lee Rock, the deputy director for US-CERT, will serve as
the interim director until a new one is named.
"Lee has been the Deputy Director for US-CERT for over a year and we are
confident that our organization will continue its strong performance
under his leadership," Stempfley said in her email. "We wish Randy
success in his future endeavors," she added.
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