Pursuing American diplomacy in a more competitive world requires a fresh look at modern problems. As part of his modernization agenda, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the creation of a new Cyberspace and Digital Policy Bureau, led by Jennifer Bachus, senior bureau official and principal deputy assistant secretary.
- Bachus told Government Matters the bureau brings together existing units and looks at the national security, economic policy and human rights components of cyberspace.
- She said it aims to ensure U.S. policy promotes the vision that everyone in the world should have the right to access information through the internet.
- The bureau exercises digital diplomacy by working with other countries on the three components and has set up a United Nations framework to establish cybersecurity rules, said Bachus.