Trump names former Bush homeland security official head of cybersecurity/counterterrorism

December 27, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump apparently intends to elevate the role of cybersecurity as it relates to counterterrorism by naming Thomas Bossert, former George W. Bush homeland security adviser, as his chief adviser on homeland security, counterterrorism and cybersecurity matters.

In a statement released Tuesday, it was noted that Bossert will be an adviser to the new president on equal footing with the incoming national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and will be given “independent status” in decision-making. Trump has reportedly created the role himself and elevated the position to serve as a close adviser directly to his office.

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