House Votes to Restore Top Cyber Diplomacy Office

The House passed a bill restoring and expanding a top cyber diplomacy office that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shuttered in August, marking a rare break on cybersecurity between the Trump administration and congressional Republicans.

The cyber coordinator’s office, which launched in 2011, inspired imitators in more than 20 foreign ministries worldwide. Under veteran White House and Justice Department cyber official Chris Painter, the office negotiated with Russia and China about international rules of the road nations should follow in cyberspace.

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