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May 15, 2018

Thompson Statement on White House Elimination of Cyber Coordinator

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on news that the White House has eliminated the position of Cybersecurity Coordinator on the National Security Council:

“A lot has changed since the last time John Bolton served in the White House, but after just a month in the Trump White House he is already wreaking havoc on the National Security Council.  With cyber threats ever-changing and growing more sophisticated by the day, there is no logical reason to eliminate this senior position and reduce the already degraded level of cyber expertise at the White House.  Without an experienced cybersecurity coordinator to drive and advance high-level, sound federal cybersecurity policy, the Trump Administration will be less able to keep cyberspace – and critical infrastructure like our voting systems – secure from malevolent influence.” 

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