White House: Cybersecurity EO is close, will be ‘intertwined’ with IT modernization

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The Trump administration is “close” to unveiling its cybersecurity executive order and is carefully aligning its policy in that area with plans for modernizing federal IT networks, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Robert Joyce said Monday in his first public comments since taking office.

“We must make sure that innovation and cybersecurity are intertwined,” Joyce told an international cybersecurity conference at Georgetown University.

He said the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was working with White House tech policy aides Chris Liddell and Reed Cordish on “a major effort” in Kushner’s newly minted Office of American Innovation to develop “approaches for the president’s consideration to modernize federal IT systems, retire outdated systems and move to shared services.” Shaun Waterman has more at CyberScoop about Joyce’s speech.

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