As a follow-up to my previous post, here's some informed speculation from industry sources about the identity of the White House's new cyber security director.

Melissa Hathaway, the acting director, could be given the full portfolio, although there's been some speculation on Defense geek blogs that she's fallen out of favor.

Former Rep. Tom Davis, a savvy Republican who knows how government works, knows technology and is well-respected by the stakeholders, might be the type of pol the White House considers. Note that President Obama seems to like to populate his high-profile positions with politicians. They know how to get things done.

The former chief information officer of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Dale Myros, might be called back info government service. Myros, a retired major general, now works at the Harris Corp.

White House and NSC officials had no comment.

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