Personal devices banned from West Wing, citing security concerns

Federal Times:  The White House has banned the use of personal devices by staff and visitors to the West Wing, according to a statement issued by White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday morning.

“The security and integrity of the technology systems at the White House is a top priority for the Trump administration and therefore starting next week the use of all personal devices for both guests and staff will no longer be allowed in the West Wing. Staff will be able to conduct business on their government-issued devices and continue working hard on behalf of the American people,” Sanders said.

While the White House cited cybersecurity concerns as a rationale for the ban, the timing of the statement raises questions about its motive.

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