Trump’s draft cybersecurity order raises policy questions

President Trump is expected to sign an executive order today on cybersecurity that will commission a review of the federal government’s capabilities and defenses, similar to reviews ordered by Obama when he took office and again last year.

A draft of the order, obtained by the Washington Post, summarizes review measures Trump wants federal agencies to take and raises more questions about his policy on cybersecurity than it answers.

Although the document offers a definition of critical infrastructure, it does not mention voting systems and it’s unclear if the new administration will honor former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s classification of election systems as critical infrastructure. Trump questioned intelligence community reports that the Russian government ordered hacking campaigns designed to influence the outcome of the election, and has alternately claimed that the election that landed him in office

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