White House Cybersecurity Adviser Resigns

    Date22 Apr 2003
    CategoryGovernment
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    White House cybersecurity adviser Howard Schmidt announced his resignation Monday, the second person to leave the post in three months. Schmidt was the former chief of security at Microsoft Corp. before taking the post in February. He succeeded Richard Clarke, . . . White House cybersecurity adviser Howard Schmidt announced his resignation Monday, the second person to leave the post in three months. Schmidt was the former chief of security at Microsoft Corp. before taking the post in February. He succeeded Richard Clarke, who had spent 11 years in the White House across three administrations, and was the president's counterterror coordinator at the time of the September 11, 2001, attacks.

    The White House confirmed Monday that Schmidt would leave at the end of the month to pursue private sector opportunities. In an e-mail sent to staff and industry officials, Schmidt noted that many of his

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