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Trump update: Trump cybersecurity order announcement canceled

Bloomberg News reported that the planned signing was delayed in part because of San Francisco’s lawsuit against President Trump over its sanctuary-city status. The legal response to that case as well as challenges to the administration’s travel ban complicated the president’s schedule, a White House aide said. President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday that will commission a sweeping review of the federal government’s cybersecurity infrastructure. A White House official said the order will put the Office of Management and Budget in charge of assessing the security risk posed to computer networks across the government’s executive branch, according to the Associated Press. Trump promised “immediate action” on cyber security during his campaign. “Cyber-attacks from foreign governments, especially China, Russia, and North Korea along with non-state terrorist actors and organized criminal groups, constitute one of our most critical national security concerns,” he said in an October speech during the “Retired American Warriors” conference.

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