December 2, 2023
Solarium staff: State Dept. needs authority, resources to lead global effort on cybersecurity
Bolstering State Department authority and resources is essential to cyber deterrence efforts and ensuring the U.S. leads in international standards-setting organizations, but a key Cyberspace Solarium Commission recommendation on this point could be sidetracked by bureaucratic and jurisdictional disagreements.
The Solarium Commission’s call for creating an Assistant Secretary of State position on cyber may be considered in Congress as a floor amendment to the annual National Defense Authorization bill, said executive director Mark Montgomery, a former policy director at the...