“This Trump Administration has seen a great deal of turnover in career senior executives. The Veteran Affairs Department has definitely seen its share. For this month’s show, Cyber Chat’s host Sean Kelley sat down with a reflective Scott Blackburn. Blackburn served in many capacities while at the VA, including executive in charge of Secretary Robert McDonald’s MyVA Initiative, acting deputy secretary of VA and acting CIO.”
“Blackburn’s leadership ushered in a great deal of progress in Information Security. He credits the leadership of the Dom Cussatt, VA’s chief information security officer (CISO) and the Enterprise Cyber Security Plan as some key pieces of the success.”
“[Leadership drain] happens in the private sector, but I have never seen it like this …” Read the full article here.
Source: VA’s former acting CIO reflects on his tenure – By Freshta Mohammad and Sean Kelley, August 7, 2018. Federal News Radio.