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White House Eliminates Cybersecurity Coordinator Role (New York Times)

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The White House eliminated the position of cybersecurity coordinator on the National Security Council on Tuesday, doing away with a post central to developing policy to defend against increasingly sophisticated digital attacks and the use of offensive cyber weapons.

A memorandum said the post was no longer considered necessary because lower-level officials had already made cybersecurity issues a “core function” of the president’s national security team. It was the latest in a series of steps that appeared to run counter to the prevailing view in Washington of cybersecurity’s importance.