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Davis: 'Probably Not' on Cyber Czar Post

By Amy Gardner
Tom Davis, the former Republican congressman from Fairfax County and now a director with Deloitte's Federal Government Services division, said he (probably) won't take a job as President Obama's new cyber security czar.

Although Davis prefaced his remarks by saying, "Never say never," he said the job's scope and authority are too uncertain. He also said he is pretty darn happy at Deloitte, where, presumably, he makes a little more than he did in Congress (and than he would as cyber czar).

"If I were going to stay in government, I think I would have stayed in Congress," Davis said. "I wish them well."

Davis's name has been circulated as a contender for the new cyber czar position, but he declined to say whether he is in conversations with the White House. White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said in an email today that there's no announced timetable for filling the position, and he wrote, "We aren't going to go into who is and who isn't a candidate."

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Posted at 1:33 PM ET on Jun 26, 2009  | Category:  Cast of Characters
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