THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES STEVEN S. HONIGMAN AS SPECIAL ADVISOR TO THE PRESIDENT
The President today announced the appointment of Steven S. Honigman as Special Advisor to the President. Mr. Honigman will bring senior level and government-wide leadership to the Administration's procurement of encryption technology and services.
Mr. Honigman's responsibilities will include assuring that agency procurement policies, requirements, practices and programs are coordinated and consistent with Administration encryption policies. He will also coordinate agency encryption pilot projects and bring them to production, promote public-private standards development, and maintain a dialogue with the public about these efforts. His work will require consultation with all major Federal agencies, White House policy offices, the Congress, market participants, foreign entities and the private sector.
Mr. Honigman has served since June 1993 as the General Counsel of the Navy. In that position, he has been the Department of the Navy's chief legal officer and the principal legal advisor to the Secretary of the Navy. As Navy General Counsel, he has been a leader in acquisition reform and procurement-related litigation.
Mr. Honigman was born in Brooklyn, New York. He received his B.A. degree from New York University and his J.D. degree from Yale Law School. Mr. Honigman has practiced as a civil litigator in New York City. His areas of specialization included international and domestic reinsurance and insurance disputes, transactions and insolvencies.