Michael Daniel, the White House cybersecurity coordinator or “cyber czar”, made comments recently that being a coder or “being too down in the weeds at the technical level could actually be a little bit of a distraction.” This statement raised concerns in the cybersecurity community. A quick examination of his background elevated those concerns. Mr. Daniel has never been involved with cybersecurity before; he has a strong background in policy and budgeting but nothing in even the basics of cybersecurity. This seems to be a problem just for the government cybersecurity community, but it has farther reaching impacts.
Read more at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/frontline/2014/08/25/it-does-matter-that-the-white-house-cybersecurity-czar-lacks-technical-chops/