The Trump administration has decided to dispose of its top cyber policy adviser role, eliminating the policy position that aimed to help streamline the government’s overall approach to cyber-security policy across federal agencies, according to Politico.
In an email to NSC staffers, Christine Samuelian, an aide to Bolton, wrote:
The role of cyber coordinator will end…cyber coordination is already a core capability.”
The decision is part of an effort to “streamline authority” for the senior directors who lead most NSC teams.
Rob Joyce, the latest official to hold this position, left last week, joining a handful of other national security officials who have left the White House.
Joyce was on detail to the White House from the NSA, where he previously led an elite hacking group known as the Tailored Access Operations Unit. He announced he would return to the NSA last month. Moreover, Tom Bossert, who served as Trump’s top homeland security aide, also resigned earlier this month. He had been the one to announce just last year that Joyce would be joining the council as its cyber-security coordinator.
By eliminating this position, President Trump is setting an open invitation for hostile foreign governments and players to attack our national security and elections. Once again, Trump is proving that he is a serious threat to our nation.
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