So the new administration has decided, after its review, that it wants a 'czar' to oversee online security. The question is does anyone want the job?
After all it's a thankless task. There's a refrain you hear constantly from chief security officers that they are unappreciated because if everything works without a fault and no security breaches happen then it's a sign things are going well. This is not the job for someone high profile looking to build a career.
It's also a highly political job. Much of the US critical infrastructure is in private hands and whoever gets the job will have to spend a lot of time negotiating with them to ensure security standards are met. Businesses are looking to keep costs and complexity down so it'll be an uphill job for the new czar.
Key to the effectiveness of the position is going to be budgets. Unless the role has a budget, and a serious one, then it will be little more than a figurehead position, or to be less kind a blamehound - someone to take the rap when it all goes wrong.
Personally I'd like to see Bruce Schneier get the job. He's got the skill set, and the ability to knock some heads together, but I doubt he'd want the job.