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Clapper: Trump Short Resources to Execute Cybersecurity Order

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Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

By    |   Thursday, 11 May 2017 04:09 PM

The nation's former intelligence chief told a Senate panel he does not believe the Trump administration will be able to properly implement an executive order on cybersecurity that was signed Thursday.

According to The Hill, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said he doubts the goals of the directive will actually be accomplished.

"The Trump administration understands preparing a new executive order and strengthening the cybersecurity of federal networks and critical infrastructure, emphasizes accountability, managing government IT architectures," Clapper told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Cyber Policy, Strategy, and Organization.

"What I expect is, though, that the accompanying authorities and resources will not match these bold goals."

President Donald Trump signed the order Thursday afternoon

"A lot of progress was made in the last administration, but not nearly enough," White House Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert said during the daily press briefing.

Trump pledged in late January to strengthen the government's ability to protect its computer networks, but then canceled plans to sign an executive order on cybersecurity without explanation.

Thursday's order comes while Trump is under intense scrutiny over his decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey, who was leading an investigation into alleged Russian hacking in last year's election and possible ties to Trump associates.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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