USPS appoints director of cyber engineering

Michael Billingsley had already been filling the role in an acting capacity since April 5.
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A USPS postal truck in Beverly Hills on February 04, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)

The U.S. Postal Service has installed Michael Billingsley as director of cybersecurity engineering, a role he had held in an acting capacity since April 5.

Billingsley will continue to lead a team enhancing automated security and visibility to secure data and integrating vulnerability and threat data into network-connected asset management.

The appointment comes at a time when federal agencies like USPS are in various stages of implementing zero-trust security architectures in accordance with the Cybersecurity Executive Order issued in May 2021.

“Michael brings with him a diverse background holding various leadership roles within the USPS, including finance and economics, director client services, and strategy and planning,” an agency spokesperson told FedScoop. “This experience, tied with his Sloan Fellowship MBA focused on analytics, blockchain, Web3, cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence, and finance eminently qualifies him for this role.”

Dave Nyczepir

Written by Dave Nyczepir

Dave Nyczepir is a technology reporter for FedScoop. He was previously the news editor for Route Fifty and, before that, the education reporter for The Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs, California. He covered the 2012 campaign cycle as the staff writer for Campaigns & Elections magazine and Maryland’s 2012 legislative session as the politics reporter for Capital News Service at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned his master’s of journalism.

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