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DHS Cyber Official Jeanette Manfra to Leave Post for Private Sector

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Jeanette Manfra
Jeanette Manfra

Jeanette Manfra, a senior official at the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, will leave DHS at the end of the year to join the private sector, TechCrunch reported Thursday.

Manfra, who serves as assistant director for cybersecurity at CISA, said the move will provide her replacement time to transition into the position ahead of the presidential elections in 2020.

She is former assistant secretary for the office of cybersecurity and communications at CISA’s predecessor agency, National Protection and Programs Directorate. She previously served as senior counselor for cybersecurity to the DHS secretary and director for critical infrastructure cybersecurity at the White House National Security Council.

Manfra also served in the U.S. Army as a military intelligence officer and a communications specialist.