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Reports: White House Cyber Leader Rob Joyce to Rejoin NSA

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Rob Joyce, the White House’s cybersecurity coordinator, will step down from his position to rejoin the National Security Agency, Reuters reported Tuesday.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said at a media roundtable during the RSA Conference that National Security Adviser John Bolton would appoint Joyce’s successor.

The Washington Post reported Joyce joined the National Security Council after a more than two-decade career at NSA.

“Serving as the White House’s cybersecurity coordinator for the last 14-months has been a tremendous opportunity to work on some of our nation’s most important cyber challenges,” Joyce was quoted as saying.

“I look forward to continuing to serve our nation at the agency I’ve called home for the last 27 years.”

News of his planned departure came less than a week after Tom Bossert resigned as White House homeland security adviser. Bossert oversaw Joyce’s cybersecurity work under the Trump administration.

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