The Census Bureau has hired its next chief information security officer, an agency spokesperson confirmed to FedScoop on Friday.
Beau Houser, who has been the Small Business Administration’s CISO since October 2017, will start in his new role Sept. 15. Houser starts the job at a critical time, just as the bureau is gearing up for a decennial census in 2020.
Census’ previous CISO, Tim Ruland, retired almost one year ago in September 2018. He had been with the bureau since 1991.
SBA CIO Maria Roat congratulated Houser on the new role on Twitter. “We will miss your expertise, energy and innovative spirit!!,” she tweeted.
Federal News Network first reported Houser’s move.