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The White House's acting cyber-security tsar has resigned from her post, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Melissa Hathaway told the paper she was standing down for "personal reasons" and would return to the private sector.
The former strategist was appointed as acting national cyber-adviser in February and was expected to be offered the post full time.
Melissa Hathaway told The Washington Post she was tired of waiting to find out who would be the cybersecurity coordinator, a job touted by Obama two months ago but never filled. Hathaway had been a contender for the post, but withdrew her application on Monday.
"I wasn't willing to continue to wait any longer, because I'm not empowered right now to continue to drive the change," she said. "I've concluded that I can do more now from a different role," most likely in the private sector.