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Obama to Name Howard Schmidt as Cybersecurity Coordinator

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Obama to Name Howard Schmidt as Cybersecurity Coordinator

Howard A. Schmidt, who was a cyber-adviser in President George W. Bush's White House, will be Obama's new cybersecurity coordinator, an administration official said Monday night.

Seven months after President Obama vowed to “personally select” an adviser to orchestrate the government’s strategy for protecting computer systems, the White House will name a former Bush administration official to the job Tuesday.

Howard A. Schmidt, who was a cyber-adviser in President George W. Bush’s White House, will be Obama’s new cybersecurity coordinator, an administration official said Monday night.

Schmidt declined to comment.

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