Lawmakers Call for Ambassador to Represent U.S. in Cyberspace

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A group of congressional lawmakers is renewing its call for a cyber ambassador in the State Department, reviving a bill that created friction between Congress and the Trump administration.

Lawmakers including Reps. Michael McCaul, (R., Texas), Gregory Meeks, (D., N.Y.) and

Jim Langevin

(D., R.I.) are planning to introduce an updated version of the Cyber Diplomacy Act on Tuesday. The bill proposes a centralized cyber bureau headed by an ambassador who would advise the Secretary of State on cyber strategy, push U.S. digital economic interests and lead international responses to security incidents.

“We need to establish cyber norms—what’s acceptable and unacceptable in cyberspace,” Mr. Langevin said. “It starts with international diplomacy.”

The ambassador would act as a liaison to…

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