NASA hires cyber mainstay as CISO, FedScoop
"NASA CIO Renee Wynn selected [Jeanette] Hanna-Ruiz to officially begin on Aug. 8 after spending 20 years in public sector information security positions, according to an official release Tuesday. Hanna-Ruiz helped write the Cyberspace Policy Review that outlined the country's cyber strategy when President Barack Obama took office in 2009. She also worked at the Department of Homeland Security-National Security Agency Joint Cyber Coordination Group, and helped develop the DHS' cyber missions and capabilities. ... NASA received an F in May on a Government Accountability Office-issued FITARA scorecard, which compiled scores based on agencies' achievements in four categories: data center consolidation, IT portfolio review savings, incremental development and risk assessment transparency."
NASA Totally Flunks FITARA Scorecard 2 Years In A Row, earlier post
"More recently, Hanna-Ruiz has traveled from January to May on a "mindfulness and meditation journey" that had her walking more than 800 miles in 100 days, and living with monks and nuns throughout France, Nepal, Thailand and other places."
Keith's note: This is interesting. Unlike the way in which most people who job hop here in DC, this is an example of someone who actually did a personal operating system reinstall and reboot. Having spent a month living at Everest Base Camp in Nepal, I totally recommend the Himalayas for wetware system upgrades.