President Donald Trump signed a long-awaited executive order Thursday designed to strengthen cybersecurity at federal government agencies, the Gateway Pundit reports.
The order attempts to improve the network security of U.S. government agencies with a shift to the cloud as a major part of the strategy.
This effectively creates a single structure that will centralize all federal IT networks.
Tom Bossert, Trump’s homeland security adviser, said, “We’ve got to move to the cloud and try to protect ourselves instead of fracturing our security posture.”
“If we don’t move to shared services, we have 190 agencies all trying to develop their own defenses against advanced collection efforts,” Bossert asserts.
The Trump administration also said the order is designed to bolster protection of key infrastructure like the financial sector and energy grid from cyberattacks that officials said could pose a threat to national security or cripple parts of the American economy.