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Critical infrastructure chief leaves Commerce post

John Tritak, director of the Commerce Department’s Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office, has left the government and will not take a position at the new Homeland Security Department, as many in the high-tech industry had expected. “This was something he was planning to do for awhile,” a department spokesman said of his departure, which was final Jan. 10. Tritak joined the Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office, which is responsible for working with the business community to improve computer security, in August 1999. He joined the office from the law firm of Verner, Liipfer, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand, where he worked with domestic and international clients in the areas of defense, telecommunications and transportation. Before that, he held several senior advisory posts within the State Department. Full Story

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