Greg Schaffer, Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity Communications at the Homeland Security Department is leaving the agency, effective today, Politico and Federal Computer Weekreported.
DHS secretary Janet Napolitano appointed Schaffer to his position in June 2009. He previously served as deputy undersecretary of the National Protection and Programs Directorate as well as assistant secretary of cybersecurity.
The agency has not given word on a replacement. Schaffer will return to Arkansas with his family, according to Politico.
Caitlin Fairchild joined Government Executive in summer 2011 as an editorial fellow, after graduating from the College of William & Mary, where she spent four years writing for the student newspaper, The Flat Hat. In March 2012, she was hired full time as a web producer. She has completed internships at Washingtonian Magazine and at the public affairs office of Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.