Chris DeRusha

Golden Gov: Federal Executive of the Year

Chris DeRusha is closing in on his three-year anniversary as the Federal Chief Information Security Officer, a position in which he’s responsible for chairing a 25-member council of his federal CISO peers and overseeing everything across agencies from the implementation of phishing-resistant multifactor authentication to identity and access management capabilities. In his capacity as deputy national cyber director, DeRusha oversees cybersecurity programs for more than 100 federal executive branch agencies, with a yearly IT spend of $87 billion. DeRusha said during the Google Public Sector Forum in October that now is the time for the government to prepare for “massive” long-term challenges. “And we’re taking a swing and making” progress, he said.

Billy Mitchell

Written by Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of Scoop News Group's editorial brands. He oversees operations, strategy and growth of SNG's award-winning tech publications, FedScoop, StateScoop, CyberScoop, EdScoop and DefenseScoop. After earning his journalism degree at Virginia Tech and winning the school's Excellence in Print Journalism award, Billy received his master's degree from New York University in magazine writing while interning at publications like Rolling Stone.

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