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Sen. Rounds: Update was due for directive on cyber-offense; ex-officials weigh impact

By Charlie Mitchell Maggie Miller / August 17, 2018

Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD), chairman of the Armed Services cyber subcommittee, is praising the Trump administration for scrapping an Obama-era order on offensive military actions in cyberspace, while former top cybersecurity officials found positives as well as concerning elements in the policy move.

The Wall Street Journal first reported Wednesday night that Trump “has reversed” former President Obama's Presidential Policy Directive-20, although the White House has not publicly announced the move or a successor policy governing the use of...

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