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Army CISO Matt Easley to Assume New Advisory Role at the Pentagon

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Army CISO Matt Easley to Assume New Advisory Role at the Pentagon

Maj. Gen Matt Easley, the Army’s director of cybersecurity and chief information security officer, has stepped down from his current role to assume a different position in the Department of Defense.

Easley will move to the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy and serve as deputy principal information adviser to the defense secretary, FedScoop reported Tuesday.

He will report to Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl, who concurrently serves as the principal information adviser to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, a two-time Wash100 winner.

Easley previously served for two years as the director of the Army Artificial Intelligence Task Force.

He also spent nearly eight years as the brigade commander of the 505th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, according to his LinkedIn profile. He was also a deputy commanding general for the U.S. Army Reserve.

Easley also held engineering and research roles at Boeing, Rockwell Scientific and Teledyne Scientific & Imaging. At Rockwell, he served as an investigator for a situational awareness contract with the Office of Naval Research.

In a LinkedIn post, Army Chief Information Officer Raj Iyer said that Easley left the service with an “awesome path to zero trust for both IT and Operational Technology.”

Easley’s leadership also allowed the Army to secure a high rating on its Federal Information Security Management Act scorecard.

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Tags: Army Colin Kahl executive movement FedScoop FISMA information security Lloyd Austin Matt Easley Wash100