By Steve Neavling
President Trump’s cybersecurity plan diminishes the role the FBI played in protecting the nation’s digital infrastructure.
A draft copy of the executive order also fails to mention protecting elections.
“We are not sure how to explain this, as the FBI and law enforcement secured an important role in cybersecurity early in the Obama administration,” Charley Snyder and Michael Sulmeyer wrote Monday on the Lawfare blog, which focuses on national security law. “FBI zealously guards its role in investigating malicious cyber activities, and had been given a leading role in Obama-era policies.”
The executive order also failed to mention that the federal government will protect digital election systems.