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Report: Trump to Ink Executive Order on Cybersecurity Tuesday

President Donald Trump is set to sign Tuesday an executive order that would require reviews of the U.S. government’s defensive and offensive cyber capabilities, Reuters reported Monday.

Sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that the order would authorize audit of cyber capabilities at federal agencies and seek feedback on how to build up efforts to protect critical infrastructure from cyber vulnerabilities.

Dustin Volz and Steve Holland write the news on the order comes after U.S. intelligence agencies found about Russia’s cyber hacking operations during the 2016 presidential campaign.

The executive order would require the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to submit within 60 days a review of the country’s principal cyber adversaries and ask the secretary of the Commerce Department to identify options on how to provide incentives to the private sector for the adoption of cybersecurity measures, according to a draft version of the document obtained by The Washington Post.

The proposed policy would also direct the Defense Department to collaborate with the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency to conduct a workforce development assessment focused on cybersecurity, according to the draft order.

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