Bill Hadesty to take cybersecurity post at Agriculture Department

Bill Hadesty to take cybersecurity post at Agriculture Department

By Tony Lee Orr
GCN Staff

FEB. 1—Bill Hadesty confirmed Monday that he will soon leave the IRS to work in cybersecurity for the Agriculture Department.

Anne F. Thomson Reed, Agriculture's first chief information officer, had sought approval for the creation of a chief information officer post for cybersecurity from Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman before she left the agency last month, officials said.

Her replacement, Joseph Leo, last week declined to comment on the new security position, saying the personnel department had not confirmed Hadesty's move from the IRS, where he has worked for three years. Hadesty is director of the IRS office of security, evaluation and oversight.

In his new job, Hadesty plans to implement and oversee a broad range of cybersecurity measures, he said.

At the IRS, Hadesty helped develop and implement systems security plans that are unique to government, he said. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at the Government Accounting Office where he was the technical director of security.

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