The U.S. State Department has announced that the Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy (CDP) is now operational. The bureau was originally announced in October of 2021 as a part of Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s overall modernization agenda.
“We want to prevent cyberattacks that put our people, our networks, companies and critical infrastructure at risk. We want the internet to remain a transformative force for learning, for connection, for economic growth, not a tool of repression,” Blinken stated at the time.
According to the announcement, the CDP will “address the national security challenges, economic opportunities, and implications for U.S. values associated with cyberspace, digital technologies, and digital policy.” The bureau includes three policy units: International Cyberspace Security, International Information and Communications Policy, and Digital Freedom.