While Donald Trump continues to try to pin the blame on Obama for the Russian interference in the election he isn’t sure happened, he has not only done nothing to help protect our election systems from hacking, he’s taking actions that undermine our efforts to do so.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to close an office that coordinates with other countries on cybersecurity and fold it into a bureau focused on economic issues, Bloomberg is reporting.The move would shutter the Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues, which opened under the Obama administration in 2011.
The decision would be part of the department’s effort to reorganize operations and reduce bureaucratic waste, set forth by a March executive order signed by President Trump…
But critics say that such a move would go against the progress the U.S. has made on international cybersecurity engagement in recent years.
“It goes against everything we’ve been doing for the last decade,” James Lewis, senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told The Hill.
At every turn, Trump seems intent on making himself look worse in regard to Russia and election hacking. His ego won’t seem to let him do otherwise.