According to the newspaper, Michael Sulmeyer is moving to work at the Pentagon.
Michael Sulmeyer, Senior Director of Cybersecurity at the White House National Security Council (NSC) is moving to the Pentagon. As reported evening by the newspaper Politico, citing sources, the official has already left his post.
According to the representative of the NSC, Sulmeyer returns to the military department, where he used to be a senior adviser to the head of the US Cyber Command, the head of the National Security Agency (NSA), General Paul Nakasone, “after completing the strategic review,” for which he previously came to the White House. Other details about the new post in the structure of the Pentagon are not given. Sulmeyer’s departure comes at a time when the White House is facing cybersecurity challenges. The NSC led the administration’s efforts to respond to cyber espionage using software firm SolarWinds, which exposed a serious vulnerability of government computer networks, the text says. In addition, the publication drew attention to the fact that the personnel changes are taking place against the background of a cyberattack against the pipeline company Colonial Pipeline.