Legislation Would Establish Cybersecurity Director

Position would be key adviser at the White House.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House have introduced legislation that would establish a “national cybersecurity director” to head government efforts on cybersecurity.

The National Cyber Director Act would establish the position within the White House, with the director meant to serve as the president’s key adviser on emerging technology issues and cybersecurity.

The president would nominate the individual for the post and the Senate would confirm him or her.

A cyber security coordinator was eliminated in 2018 in the White House by then national security adviser John Bolton

Representative Jim Langevin of Rhode Island, one of the sponsors of the bill, said, “Only within the White House can we cohesively develop and implement a truly whole-of-nation cyber strategy that is commensurate with the threats we face. By establishing a National Cyber Director with the policy and budgetary authority to reach across government, we can better address cybersecurity vulnerabilities and gaps holistically and prevent catastrophic cyber incidents.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Congress as they debate and vote on the establishing of a National Cyber Director.
  • About the increase of threats entering America’s cyberspace.

Sources: The Hill,  Politico


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