White House eliminates cybersecurity coordinator position

  • White House eliminates cybersecurity coordinator position

White House eliminates cybersecurity coordinator position

The cyber coordinator position was established under the Obama administration, and was last held by Rob Joyce, a former National Security Agency official with expertise in cybersecurity.

"The National Security Council's cyber office already has two very capable senior directors", a spokesman for the NSC, Robert Palladino, said in a statement, The Hill reported.

The email, sent by Bolton's aide Christine Samuelian, reads: "The role of cyber coordinator will end". "Moving forward, these senior directors will coordinate cyber matters and policy". "Eliminating another layer of bureaucracy delivers greater 'decision, activity, secrecy and despatch (sic)' as Alexander Hamilton put it in Federalist Number 70".

The news was first reported by Politico.

"Today's actions continue an effort to empower National Security Council Senior Directors".

When Joyce first announced his departure last month, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Joyce would "stay on as needed to provide continuity and facilitate the transition with his replacement".

"I have not had a conversation with Ambassador Bolton about that particular issue", Nielsen told Michigan Democratic Sen.

"This move impedes our country's strategic efforts to counter cybersecurity threats against our country", he said.

Former Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert, Jocye's boss, oversaw the cybersecurity program and was pushed out of the White House on Bolton's second day on the job.

She added the cybersecurity strategy released by her department on Tuesday was done in "close coordination" with NSC.

The Trump administration has eliminated the White House's top cyber policy role, Politico reports.