Donald Trump has unexpectedly postponed the signing of the Cyber Executive Order. Reports from The White House come after Trump was expected to sign an Executive Order on Monday afternoon, but that didn’t happen.
So far, there has been no explanation for the postponement of the order.
The Washington Post was able to obtain a draft of Trump’s cyber security executive order, recode reports, which had no mention of Russia, despite that fact that the CIA concluded that Russia ordered hackers to infiltrate servers associated with the Democratic party in order to sway the election in Trump’s favour.
Trump campaigned on a promise to improve the nation’s cybersecurity, frequently decrying his opponent’s use of personal email for state business when she was secretary of state.
A following report from Eric Geller has said that the office of management and budget will be tasked with managing the assessment of cyber security vulnerabilities across the executive branch, but that language was not part of the draft order obtained by the Washington Post.