State Department Launches New Cyberspace Bureau

Part of the administration’s push to modernize federal policy.

This week, the State Department announced the establishment of its new Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy (CDP). The department stated the move is “a key piece of Secretary Blinken’s modernization agenda“ that will “address the national security challenges, economic opportunities, and implications for U.S. values associated with cyberspace, digital technologies, and digital policy.”

The CDP will be made up of three policy units; International Cyberspace Security, International Information and Communications Policy, and Digital Freedom. It will eventually appoint an official leader through a formal Senate confirmation. In the meantime, Senior Foreign Service member Jennifer Bachus will serve as the acting leader of the bureau. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Blinken as he pursues measures to modernize the State Department.
  • For Acting Assistant Secretary Bachus to seek God’s guidance as she heads the new agency.

Sources: The Hill, Department of State


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