Trump Scraps Cyber Czar Post After First Appointee Leaves White House

Trump Scraps Cyber Czar Post After First Appointee Leaves White House

WASHINGTON - The White House has eliminated the position of cyber security coordinator after President Donald Trump's first appointee for the job dep

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WASHINGTON – The White House has eliminated the position of cyber security coordinator after President Donald Trump’s first appointee for the job departed last week, a spokesman for the National Security Council confirmed on Tuesday.

“Today’s actions continue an effort to empower National Security Council Senior Directors. Streamlining management will improve efficiency, reduce bureaucracy and increase accountability,” NSC spokesman Robert Palladino said in a statement replying to a question about the role’s elimination.

The NSC’s two senior cyber policy directors sit near one another so will be able to coordinate matters in real time, Palladino said.

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