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White House Cyber Chief Rob Joyce to Take Part in Innovation Office’s Federal IT Modernization Program

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Rob Joyce, White House cybersecurity coordinator, has said his office will be involved in the new Office of American Innovation’s effort to integrate cybersecurity into a program to modernize the federal government’s information technology platforms, Nextgov reported Monday.

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, leads the new White House office the president established in March.

Joseph Marks writes Joyce said in his speech Monday at Georgetown University’s International Conference on Cyber Engagement that he will work to ensure that cybersecurity and innovation are “intertwined.”

Joyce, who assumed his post in March, noted that the White House is “very close” to releasing an executive order on cybersecurity that would reflect the Trump administration’s three priorities.

Those cyber priorities include the need to protect government technologies and networks, safeguard critical infrastructure and ensure rules and good behavior in international cyber space, he noted.

Joyce added that Trump also plans to increase adoption of shared services, make agency leaders accountable for cyber attacks at their organizations and create a “comprehensive enterprise risk management approach” in the federal government, the report added.

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