GAO Report Calls for White House Cyber Director

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A GAO report found there were insufficient leadership responsibilities outlined in the administration’s 2018 national cyber strategy and the subsequent implementation plan in 2019 and recommended that Congress restore the White House Cybersecurity Coordinator position or designate another leadership post with policy and budget authority to respond to cybersecurity threats. GAO found that the national policies didn’t fully define the scope of the threat, and lacked risk assessment goals and performance measures; they also failed to adequately address resources, investments, and risk management.

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