U.S. State Department unveils new Bureau of Cyberspace and…

The new Bureau could enhance the United States’ ability to work effectively with other nations on cybersecurity matters.

The U.S. State Department announced that its Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy (CDP) began operations on Monday as part of Secretary Antony Blinken’s modernization agenda. The Department says the CDP will address the national security challenges, economic opportunities, and implications for U.S. values associated with cyberspace, digital technologies, and digital policy.

The Bureau, ultimately to be led by a Senate-confirmed ambassador-at-Large, will, in the interim, be guided by Jennifer Bachus, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, as principal deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau. The CDP will include three policy units led by acting deputy assistant secretaries, including international cyberspace security, international information and communications policy, and digital freedom.

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