Trump Picks Former Bush Aide As Counterrerrorism, Cybersecurity Advisor

Trump Picks Former Bush Aide As Counterrerrorism, Cybersecurity Advisor:

President elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Tom Bossert, former national security aide to President George W. Bush, will join the Trump administration as Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. That role will be expanded under the Trump administration, according to a news release announcing the appointment, to give Bossert an “independent status alongside the National Security Advisor.”

Bossert, who served as Bush’s Deputy Homeland Security Advisor, is currently a fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, “has a handle on the complexity of homeland security, counterterrorism, and cybersecurity challenges,” Trump said in a statement adding that “he will be an invaluable asset to our Administration.”

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