Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

John Bolton is reportedly scrapping the White House cybersecurity chief position
theweek.com/ ^ | 5/10/2018 | ADMIN

Posted on 05/10/2018 11:26:19 AM PDT by bitt

As part of National Security Adviser John Bolton's full overhaul of the National Security Council, he's "leading the push to abolish the role of special assistant to the president and cybersecurity coordinator," the top White House cybersecurity job, Politico reports, citing one current and two former U.S. officials. One of the former officials said there's a "60-40" chance the White House eliminates the job, potentially leaving the U.S. government rudderless heading into elections in which Russia is widely expected to meddle.

(Excerpt) Read more at theweek.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cybersecurity; johnbolton; nsc; whitehouse

1 posted on 05/10/2018 11:26:19 AM PDT by bitt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: bitt
potentially leaving the U.S. government rudderless heading into elections in which Russia is widely expected to meddle

Garbage.

2 posted on 05/10/2018 11:27:32 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bitt

Russia is not going to meddle. This is all fiction.


3 posted on 05/10/2018 11:29:15 AM PDT by Mozilla (Truth Is Stranger than Fiction)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bitt

I’m sure USCYBERCOM’s commander (dual-hatted as Director of the NSA) can advise the president on such matters.


4 posted on 05/10/2018 11:31:12 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bitt

Apparently the US was left rudderless in 2016, if you listen to the SWAMP?


5 posted on 05/10/2018 11:31:36 AM PDT by Safetgiver (Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Future Snake Eater

I’m sure USCYBERCOM’s commander (dual-hatted as Director of the NSA) can advise the president on such matters......Or totally cheat for the Globalists?


6 posted on 05/10/2018 11:33:42 AM PDT by Safetgiver (Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: bitt

and now from the manufactured crisis corner comes more hysterical ranting and lunatic raving.


7 posted on 05/10/2018 11:34:04 AM PDT by chief lee runamok
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ClearCase_guy

The sky is falling! For real this time!


8 posted on 05/10/2018 11:35:32 AM PDT by Rusty0604
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Mozilla
Isn't there like, oh, a US Department of Cyber Security?

Or a whole bunch of them?

https://www.us-cert.gov/

https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/cyber-security-division

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Cyber_Command

https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/new-us-cyber-security-policy-codifies-agency-role

The Department of Justice, acting through the FBI and the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF), will be taking the lead on threat response activities;
The Department of Homeland Security, acting through the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, will be the lead agency for asset response activities;
And the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, through its Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center, will be the lead agency for intelligence support and related activities.


Maybe they just need to do their job?

9 posted on 05/10/2018 11:35:40 AM PDT by garyb (What if you can't trust the voice in your head?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: bitt

If war with Iran erupts, one of the ways for the Iranians to strike back is cyber warfare. If we get hit hard, Bolton’s decision is going to be open to strong criticism.


10 posted on 05/10/2018 11:44:17 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ClearCase_guy

Don’t tell Hillary supporter Ralph Peters!

To him it’s all true! /rolls eyes


11 posted on 05/10/2018 12:03:22 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: bitt

From the Weak?


12 posted on 05/10/2018 12:18:11 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! Oathkeeper)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bitt

The role allowed OPM to be completely breached.

How did 0’s guy think a warning page saying “Please do not access these things without permission” was enough?


13 posted on 05/10/2018 12:18:57 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bitt
From the article:I am still blown away by the serious affect "Russian election interference" had in the 2016 election. Just think, without the Russians' help, Killary might have become president.
14 posted on 05/10/2018 12:40:41 PM PDT by upchuck ("In America we don't worship government, we worship GOD" ~ President Donald Trump)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: upchuck

The Russians/Soviets have been trying to interfere with American elections for almost 100 years.

It’s never been worth mentioning until the last 24 months. Wonder why?


15 posted on 05/10/2018 12:44:41 PM PDT by Bratch ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: bitt

Another leak plugged


16 posted on 05/10/2018 12:56:06 PM PDT by Zathras
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Safetgiver

Even though there’s evidence to suggest Admiral Rogers was the one who gave Trump the heads-up about a lot of the Obama insanity directed at him, I’m sure Trump and Mattis were dumb enough to put a four-star globalist in charge of the newest UCC and premiere surveillance agency in the world.


17 posted on 05/10/2018 1:17:09 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: bitt

Trump seems to be manning a large oar in the water acting as a pretty good rudder.

Bolton likely too.

Maybe Snowden could come back and straighten the bits out.


18 posted on 05/10/2018 1:44:29 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bratch

The CPUSA supported H-! in 2016 and she never denounced them.

What are the ‘Rats going to do about that?


19 posted on 05/10/2018 1:47:20 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson