State Department Creates Cyber Coordinator Post

December 29, 2010
FedCyber Wire
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“A newly created State Department Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues, unveiled in a 242-page report issued Wednesday, is charged with uniting different parts of the department working on cyber matters to more effectively advance America’s cybersecurity interests.

The new post was part of other State Department reforms contained in the First Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review.

Clinton, in a briefing, said the reforms will harness the power of innovation and apply new technologies as the department searches for creative solutions to entrenched bureaucratic problems. ‘We will practice what you’ve heard me call 21st century statecraft, embracing not just new tools and technologies, but also the innovators and entrepreneurs behind them,’ she said. ‘We will protect ourselves, our networks and our confidential correspondence through reforms like the creation of a new coordinator for cyber issues.’

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