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Report: OMB’s Grant Schneider to Add NSC Cyber Leadership Role

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Grant Schneider

Grant Schneider, acting federal chief information security officer at the Office of Management and Budget, will serve in the additional role of senior director for cybersecurity at the White House’s National Security Council, FedScoop reported Wednesday.

Fedscoop quoted an administration official as saying Schneider “will continue to lead and manage the federal CISO team at OMB as well as the ‘homeland’ portfolio within the NSC Cybersecurity Directorate.”

He has served as the U.S. deputy CISO since September 2016 and stepped into the U.S. CISO role on an interim basis since Gregory Touhill resigned in January.

Prior to his current role, Schneider held the positions of government cybersecurity director at NSC, senior adviser to the Office of Personnel Management director and federal cybersecurity adviser at OMB.

He also spent 21 years at the Defense Intelligence Agency where his career has included time as CIO; chief of IT operations and resource management groups; and program and project finance manager.

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