Politico, The Hill and CNN report that the Trump adminstration has eliminated the White House position of cybersecurity coordinator, , at a time when hacks and cybersecurity threats weren't as commonplace as they are today.
Here are just a few very recent examples you may recall:
And that's not to mention the Equifax breach that affected over 145 million people in the US, or ongoing worries about .that might have affected the integrity of the 2016 US presidential election, or
The National Security Council reportedly argues the move's about reducing bureaucracy, not reducing security, according to a statement obtained by several news outlets.
Detractors say the role was important symbolically, though, and perhaps structurally as well -- Senator Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, says the coordinator was "the only person in the federal government tasked with delivering a coordinated, whole-of-government response to the growing cyber threats facing our nation."
Here's a thread full of tweets by Warner:
And a tweet from Sen. Martin Heinrich, Democrat from New Mexico, anticipating this move:
The White House didn't respond to a request for comment.
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