Treasury taps Roback as acting CIO

The Treasury Department has named Edward Roback as acting CIO, along with his current position of associate CIO for cybersecurity. He steps in for Ira Hobbs, who retired and left Jan. 3. He had been CIO since June 2004.

Roback came to Treasury as its first associate CIO for cybersecurity in June 2005 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where he was chief of the computer security division since 1999.

Roback led the implementation of NIST's responsibilities under the Federal Information Processing Standard 201, Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, the Cyber Security Research and Development Act of 2002 and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12. These efforts include work in security standards, testing, e-authentication, identification credentials, studying security issues with emerging technologies and developing security guidelines for federal agencies.

Roback received a bachelor's degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind., and a master's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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