Senators Urge White House to Preserve Cyber Coordinator Function

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and 18 other senators have urged John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, to retain the cybersecurity coordinator position at the White House.

The lawmakers told Bolton in a letter published Wednesday they believe eliminating the role would prevent the government from presenting a unified effort against foreign threat actors who target cyber-based U.S. infrastructure.

The letter came after Bolton endorsed the removal of the post.

“Our country’s cybersecurity should be a top priority; therefore, it is critically important that the U.S. government present a unified front in defending against cyberattacks,” the senators wrote.

Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and Ted Lieu, D-Calif., introduced a bill that would establish a national office for cyber space and make the cybersecurity coordinator function permanent at the White House.

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