Samsung Electronics recruits U.S. ex-information chief: source

SEOUL-- Samsung Electronics Co. has recruited a former Pentagon information chief as its advisor, industry sources here said Wednesday.

According to the sources, Samsung appointed Terry Halvorsen, who served as the U.S. Department of Defense chief information officer (CIO) to help its mobile communication business earlier this month.

Halvorsen is known to be working with Samsung's American unit and is expected to help its businesses in network security, among other projects.

Halvorsen retired from government service in February. He previously served as the Department of the Navy CIO and was the deputy commander at Navy Cyber Forces.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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