Outsider to Run Cyber-Security Initiative  – Wall Street Journal

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Rod Beckström has been chosen to run a new National Cyber Security Center, a key component of a secretive government effort to secure vulnerable government and private computer networks, according to former administration officials familiar with the matter.

Created by a classified presidential order in January, the center will be housed at the Department of Homeland Security and Mr. Beckström will report directly to Secretary Michael Chertoff, the former officials said. His appointment is expected to be announced today. Mr. Beckström didn’t return a call seeking comment.