It was delayed, in part, to ensure efforts to modernize government technology are done in tandem with cybersecurity efforts, White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert said during a White House daily press briefing.
Trump specifically wanted to announce the formation of the American Technology Council, which he’ll head personally and that will focus on modernizing government information technology, before the cybersecurity order was released, Bossert said.
The order was also postponed until the president could release his budget wish list for the fiscal year, Bossert said.
That budget includes funding hikes for cybersecurity components at the Justice…
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