White House eliminates top cyber adviser post

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The Trump administration has eliminated the White House’s top cyber policy role, jettisoning a key position created during the Obama presidency to harmonize the government's overall approach to cybersecurity policy and digital warfare. The decision is part of an effort to “streamline authority” for the senior directors who lead most NSC teams. “The role of cyber coordinator will end,” Christine Samuelian, an aide to John Bolton, President Donald Trump's new national security adviser. The NSC’s cyber team has two senior directors, Samuelian wrote, and thus “cyber coordination is already a core capability.”

Rob Joyce, Trump’s first coordinator who came from the NSA, left the White House and will return to Fort Meade.


White House eliminates top cyber adviser post