The White House has announced the appointment of Howard Schmidt as President Obama's new cybersecurity coordinator.

"Schmidt brings to his new post a lengthy resume of government service, with a particular niche in computer crimes and forensics," writes CNET News' Lance Whitney. "Early in his career, he worked for the FBI's National Drug Intelligence Center, where he ran the Computer Exploitation Team."

"He was also a special agent and program director for the Air Force, where he set up one of the government's first dedicated computer forensic labs," Whitney notes.

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