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Cyber security executive order signing canceled

The president was expected to sign an executive order on cyber security Tuesday, but the White House announced that the signing has been cancelled for Tuesday. The order was to advise agency and department heads that they will be held accountable for cyber security, CBS News’ Mark Knoller reported, citing a White House official.

Under the order, agency and department heads would be directed by the executive order to use the best practices from the private sector to enhance cyber security. They would also be required to prepare for the modernization of cyber security in their agencies. The Office of Management and Budget would oversee government-wide efforts to enhance cyber security. No vulnerability study has yet been made, according to a White House official said. 

Mr. Trump also held a “listening session” with cyber security experts and described the executive order, pointing to the hacking of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) as an example of why the government needs to work with the private sector. He also said that the Republican National Committee (RNC) spent less money on cyber security but still managed to fend off hackers.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an informal adviser to the president on cyber security, will be working with Jared Kushner and Tom Bossert, Mr. Trump’s counterterrorism adviser, on cyber security.

CBS News’ Jacqueline Alemany contributed to this report.

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