Former USMC Exec Kenneth Bible Named DHS CISO

Kenneth Bible, former deputy chief information officer at the U.S. Marine Corps, has joined the Department of Homeland Security as chief information security officer, Federal News Network reported Monday.

He succeeds Paul Beckman, who stepped down from the DHS CISO position last year and now works for Consolidated Nuclear Security in the same role.

Bible spent nearly eight years at USMC where served as chief technology adviser for two years before his appointment as the branch’s CIO in March 2015.

He previously worked at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in roles such as assistant program executive officer of engineering for enterprise information systems and as head of the networks engineering division under SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic.

His career began in 1985 a nuclear engineer at Charleston Naval Shipyard.

Federal News Network also reported that State Department CIO Stuart McGuigan has informed his staff members that he will step down from his position by Jan. 20.

McGuigan came to the department in March 2019 after service as vice president and CIO at health care company Johnson & Johnson.

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