HHS gets new chief information security officer

Christopher Wlaschin was appointed chief information security officer of HHS, CyberScoop reports.

He started in the position Jan. 9.

Mr. Wlaschin previously served as senior director for information security and infrastructure of Lincoln, Neb.-based NRC Health. He also served in the U.S. Navy for 28 years and retired as a lieutenant commander in 2008.

"Wlaschin will lead the cybersecurity program across HHS, with a goal to foster an enterprise-wide secure and trusted environment in support of HHS' commitment to better [the] health and well-being of the American people," HHS said in a statement.

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