President Elect Trump Appoints Tom Bossert to Key National Security Post…

Smart pick.  Tom Bossert brings a 21st century cybersecurity profile to Trump’s inner National Security team.  Bossert has deep knowledge of cybersecurity from both a Homeland Defense (infrastructure), and a counterterrorism perspective…

(Palm Beach, FL) – President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his selection of Thomas P. Bossert to serve as Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. In this position, Mr. Bossert will advise the President on issues related to homeland security, counterterrorism, and cybersecurity, and coordinate the Cabinet’s process for formulating and executing policy in these matters.

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The role, performed by a deputy national security advisor in the previous Administration, is being elevated and restored to its independent status alongside the National Security Advisor, a decision that reflects the unwavering commitment President-elect Trump has to the safety and security of the Nation, its people and territory.

Mr. Bossert will focus on domestic and transnational security priorities as General Michael Flynn remains steadfastly focused on international security challenges.

“Tom brings enormous depth and breadth of knowledge and experience to protecting the homeland to our senior White House team,” said President-elect Trump. “He has a handle on the complexity of homeland security, counterterrorism, and cybersecurity challenges. He will be an invaluable asset to our Administration.”

“I am grateful for this opportunity, for the faith President-elect Trump has placed in me, and for the chance to serve again in a position of such extraordinary public trust,” Mr. Bossert said. “I am looking forward to working closely with Gen. Flynn as we together help the President-elect advance the interests of the United States and its allies. Further, I also look forward to maintaining a strong, deeply respectful relationship with the governors, mayors, police and fire fighters, emergency managers, EMS professionals, and public health officials that constitute the backbone of our homeland security and our National preparedness.”

With regard to cybersecurity, Mr. Bossert additionally noted, “We must work toward cyber doctrine that reflects the wisdom of free markets, private competition and the important but limited role of government in establishing and enforcing the rule of law, honoring the rights of personal property, the benefits of free and fair trade, and the fundamental principles of liberty. The internet is a U.S. invention, it should reflect these U.S. values as it continues to transform the future for all nations and all generations.” (read more)

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49 Responses to President Elect Trump Appoints Tom Bossert to Key National Security Post…

  1. Okeydoker says:

    Wonder what job Kris Kobach will get.

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  2. Make the Internet Great Again! 😀

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  3. Rather old “news,” dude.

    Are you truly upset that Reagan showed some degree of favoritism toward Iraq during their war with the rogue state of Iran? From my perspective it was a nice 7-year war. Neither side accomplished anything, but 500,000 Muslim combatants dies while their nations churned through $1,000,000,000. If we helped keep Saddam in that game it was a great investment.

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  4. M33 says:

    Da winning! Geev’um! Hana hou!!

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  5. BMG says:

    Good stuff. First task: Clean Sweep the WH.

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    • Eric Arthur Blair says:

      First task is tear the walls down to the studs, place a fumigation tent around the WH and fumigate for several days then start rebuilding. Anything less just won’t do.

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  6. Where did that post go. It disappeared

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  7. Dommy says:

    Will someone open a window? The smell of swamp is starting to get undeniable.

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    • Bull Durham says:

      You may be right.
      This guy is what is wrong with DC. To dip backward is not a good move.

      And anything to do with Cyber is loss of our Freedom. That is all we ever get from government.

      We started the Cyber war. NSA has been wormed inside China and Russia for decades.
      All the hardware and most of their software has been bugged by NSA right at manufacturing and installation. Then, Stutnex built with the Israelis.

      All that the Chinese and Russians are doing is protecting themselves from what we started. Time for a treaty and inspection safeguards like we have/had for nuclear missiles.

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      • chojun says:

        This is not entirely correct. Without revealing too much, I can say that the US is late to the cyber warfare game and about 5-10 or so years ago began to (pathetically slowly) understand the level at which the Gov’t, private enterprise, and the military was under cyber attack (which is massive, massive scale).

        The level at which we’re under siege is akin to Pearl Harbor levels. The reason why the response was so slow is because we didn’t have images of burning/sunken ships and reports of thousands of dead flooding the nightly newscasts.

        The private sector has the technology and answers for these attacks – the Government has the logistical and coordination abilities to put the security into place. Every single sector in our economy is under constant, heavy attack. Not many people would be surprised to learn who is doing the attacking and what their level of sophistication, determination, and state-level support is.

        The matter of privacy is a separate issue from the safeguard of information and our intellectual property. My general sense is that President Trump favors privacy but will not sacrifice security.

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      • jeans2nd says:

        Whoa. BD, please widen your perspective. Software just rides on top of the hardware, clear down to the binary level of coding. The hardware is currently manufactured in China.

        Tom Bossert is responsible for protecting America, including infrastructure. Infrastructure includes the America people. Tom Bossert appears to be just what we need right now, someone who protects America.

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      • Sandra-VA says:

        I sometimes wonder what side you are on, Bull Durham. :/

        Having had my data infiltrated/stolen from OPM, not once but twice, I want someone who is serious about protecting US data.

        It is imperative to have a strong cyber security program implemented! I know, firsthand, how dumb some of these people are that claim to be in charge of various Gov. IT Systems.

        “And anything to do with Cyber is loss of our Freedom. ”

        Preventing penetration of systems by foreign agents/criminals does not result in loss of our Freedom at all.

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  8. rashamon says:

    Our Sec’ys of States are critical position as they oversee elections. We need to keep them in place.

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  9. ZurichMike says:

    ZurichMike is feeling OLD. In the photo, it appears Bossert, who is probably in his early 40’s, is attempting a 3-day beard look, otherwise he’d look 12 years old. I hate when I am the oldest person in the room! LOL!

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  10. Ficklefinger says:

    Can Jason Bourne finally be brought back in from the cold?

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  11. freepetta says:

    Mr. Bossert sounds like a good choice, but only time will tell. Good luck to Mr. Bossert.

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  12. KBR says:

    Great quote by Mr. Bosset in Sundance’s article:

    “We must work toward cyber doctrine that reflects the wisdom of free markets, private competition and the important but limited role of government in establishing and enforcing the rule of law, honoring the rights of personal property, the benefits of free and fair trade, and the fundamental principles of liberty. The internet is a U.S. invention, it should reflect these U.S. values as it continues to transform the future for all nations and all generations.”
    (Emphasis mine)

    So, any comments on

    1) free market wisdom
    2) private competition
    3) personal property rights
    4) fundamental liberty principles
    5) US invention of internet, US values

    As these apply to the internet and cybersecurity?

    2) Private Competition on the internet or between the internet and other media? Or what?
    3) Personal property as in…your personal information?
    4) Fundamental liberty, like freedom of internet news sites? Freedom of speech online?
    5) Does anyone hear a challenge to the UN having control of internet?

    meaningless or full of meaning?

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  13. William Ford says:

    If the president wants more input fine he can always ask for it. But there are getting to be too many cooks in the kitchen and redundant positions which leads to internal conflict and political game playing. Be careful.

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    • OTOH, William, this is a huge operation at this time. Of course we hope it will become significantly smaller sooner rather than later, but our President will need eyes, ears and brains in many places at once. I agree 4,000 is a YUGE number of people to hire just for the Executive Branch. We shall see. I, personally, hope for an equally huge reduction in staff.

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  14. grlangworth says:

    The Internet must be made free of censorship, otherwise, it will simply be replaced. The superseding environment will be much harder to stop…like bitcoin overtaking hard coinage.

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  15. Sunshine says:

    ”The internet is a U.S. invention”. Now, if only PE Trump could get control of the Internet back from whomever Obama gave it to.

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