Howard Schmidt

  • Howard Schmidt, a pioneer in federal cyber, passes away

    Howard Schmidt worked for Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush on cybersecurity issues and was a driving force behind a host of national strategies and initiatives.

  • In Depth Show Blog – January 10, 2014

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • Booming cyber business starting to resemble ‘Wild West?’

    Howard Schmidt, the former cybersecurity coordinator for the Obama administration, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the growing market in zero-day detection

  • In Depth Show Blog – July 30, 2013

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • Timeline: Cybersecurity Milestones, 2006-2012

    A look at the events shaping cybersecurity policy in the federal government over the past six years.

  • Former White House cyber czar rejoins private sector

    Former White House Cyber Coordinator Howard Schmidt, who retired in May, has landed back in the private sector. Schmidt will join Qualys, a company specializing in information security and compliance cloud solutions.

  • White House, DHS, Commerce release cyber ‘code of conduct’

    The Industry Botnet Group — coordinated by the White House Cybersecurity Office and the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security — has posted nine principles, including coordination of cyber responsibilities across sectors and reporting lessons learned.

  • Schmidt leaving government in a much different cyber place

    In an exclusive interview with Federal News Radio, White House Cyber Czar Howard Schmidt said a majority of the senior leaders in government understand the importance of securing agency, contractor and critical infrastructure systems. He said among his office’s biggest accomplishments is moving the day-to-day cyber authority of federal civilian networks to DHS. Michael Daniel will replace Schmidt, whose last day is in early June.

  • Federal News Countdown: Cyber czar resignation, agile IT

    Alan Paller, the director of research at the SANS Institute, and Larry Allen, of Allen Federal Business Partners, count down the top federal news stories of the week.

  • Analysis: Schmidt tenure as cyber czar a mixed bag

    During his tenure, Schmidt oversaw new, large-scale cyber initiatives, but kept a relatively low profile. Experts debate his mixed legacy — calling it a solid effort with a shortened leash.