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Cyber coordination urgently needed, regardless of White House titles

May 10, 2018 |
Charlie Mitchell
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When former President Obama was getting ready to name someone to the new position of White House cybersecurity coordinator back in 2009, the news coverage focused on whether the appointee would be powerful enough to push around a balky bureaucracy and actually run cyber policy.

That ended up being the wrong question, as the late Howard Schmidt and Michael Daniel under Obama, and Rob Joyce, who leaves the job on Friday, truly acted as “coordinators,” not “commanders” -- coaxing, cheerleading,...

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