August 10, 2017: Daniel Toler plans to retire as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Cybersecurity and Communications Office at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at the end of August, 2017, after thirty-seven-and-a-half years working for the federal government. “Working with and for you over the last five years has truly been some of the best times in my career,” Toler wrote in an e-mail message to staff and friends. “Our mission in protecting the homeland through our critical cyber and communications mission has been a chore on some days but an honorable duty on all. That mission has grown in volume, recognition and importance since I came aboard in 2012. The responsibilities heaped on your shoulders are not light but massively important to our nation’s security and well-being. Thank you for your service.” Toler came to DHS in 2012 as the Director of the Federal Network Resilience Division. He was subsequently appointed as the Director of the Network Security Deployment Division. He moved to his current position in 2016.