Rhode Island eliminates cybersecurity officer role

StateScoop: As many other states increase cybersecurity funding and personnel, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has garnered criticism over her move last month to cut her Cabinet’s cybersecurity officer out of the state budget.

The position of “cybersecurity officer,” which was only created in 2017, was a dual role tasked with managing statewide cybersecurity policy and acting as the state’s homeland security adviser.

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