Trump Administration Eliminates Top Cyber Policy Position

Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 4:57pm
Updated: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 9:03am
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The Trump administration has made good on its promise to eliminate the White House’s top cyber policy role — a position that aimed to coordinate the government’s overall approach to cybersecurity policy and digital warfare.

The move is part of an effort to streamline authority for the senior directors of the National Security Council, according to reporting by Politico.

But, it’s being met with criticism from many experts and former officials who see it as a move that could hurt federal cybersecurity policy. One of them is Kiersten Todt, resident scholar at the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security.

She headed up the National Cybersecurity Commission, which helped carry out Pres. Barack Obama’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan.

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