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Former commission director, federal CISO: Nixing coordinator role leaves troubling cyber policy gaps

May 18, 2018 |
Charlie Mitchell

Rather than lopping off a redundant layer of bureaucracy, two cyber policy veterans argue that the Trump administration has nixed the White House cybersecurity coordinator role without having a strategic plan for addressing the myriad issues that previous occupants of the post tried to tackle.

“When Howard Schmidt, Michael Daniel, or Rob Joyce spoke on cyber issues, the world paid attention,” retired Air Force Brigadier Gen. Gregory Touhill said in a statement.

Touhill, the former U.S. Chief Information Security Officer...


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