The White House has scrapped the special assistant to the president and cybersecurity coordinator position, a role last held by Rob Joyce, Politico reports. National Security Adviser John Bolton’s aide, Christine Samuelian, said in an email to National Security Council staffers the decision was made in order to “streamline authority” for NSC senior directors. Lawmakers have been calling for a replacement to Joyce rather than eliminating the position entirely. “I don’t see how getting rid of the top cyber official in the White House does anything to make our country safer from cyber threats,” Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., tweeted.
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