CSC official to help Maryland leverage federal partnerships

Last week Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley made another strategic move to position his state as the ‘epicenter’ of cyber security in the United States. After all, Maryland is already home to the National Security Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and multiple private sector contractors involved with cyber security efforts.

One of those companies is CSC, who’s North American Public Sector president, James Sheaffer, was appointed to the Maryland Federal Facilities Adivsory Board by Gov. O’Malley. The newly created board has jurisdiction beyond cybersecurity to leverage Maryland’s existing federal partnerships, though an increasing emphasis is on the state’s role in supporting President Obama’s national cyber initiatives.

Sheaffer said the company’s “significant footprint” of over 3,800 employees in the state of Maryland, and “as the largest provider of cyber forensic training to the U.S. Department of Defense,” his company is uniquely positioned to contribute to the task of securing the nation’s virtual infrastructure.

CSC provides a host of cyber solutions including intelligence analysis, case management, water infrastructure security, border and immigration solutions, identity management, and biosurveillance.