An executive recruiter for the cybersecurity firm SysInternals has hired an engineer who has worked on software for the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department and other organizations.
Sylvia Lutnick, the recruiter who was named in an internal memo on Wednesday, is the first person to have worked on any government agency’s computer systems.
The hire comes amid an ongoing controversy over how cybersecurity contractors use government computer systems for their jobs.
Lutnick’s resume does not list any government work, and it is unclear if the job was her own or was contracted by the agency.
But the hiring comes as cybersecurity firms have come under fire from lawmakers and others for not properly accounting for the work done by their employees.
The House Homeland Security Committee recently released a report questioning whether SysLocs contractors were properly accounting their work and, in the process, potentially putting their own employees at risk.
In an emailed statement to The Associated Press, Lutnicks LinkedIn page described her as a “software engineer” who is a “technical lead” and a “technology lead.”
She is currently working as a software engineer at a large company, the statement said.
Lutnik is also listed as an engineer on a cybersecurity firm’s website.
In a tweet sent Wednesday, Luttnick said she has “been a long time customer of SysLab, and am thrilled to have this opportunity to be a part of this great company.”
She also said she would be available for interviews as soon as possible.