The White House has eliminated the position of cybersecurity coordinator, a National Security Council official confirmed to CBS News on Tuesday. The position was left open when Rob Joyce, President Trump’s first coordinator, announced last month he was leaving the White House to return to the National Security Agency.
“Today’s actions continue an effort to empower National Security Council senior directors,” council spokesman Robert Palladino said in a statement, according to Reuters. “Streamlining management will improve efficiency, reduce bureaucracy and increase accountability.”
When Joyce first announced his departure last month, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Joyce would “stay on as needed to provide continuity and facilitate the transition with his replacement.”