On May 11, President Donald Trump signed an
on "strengthening the cybersecurity of federal networks and critical infrastructure," which directs agencies to adopt specific security practices and launches reviews of the federal government's digital vulnerabilities.
The executive order noted that "to ensure that the internet remains valuable for future generations, it is the policy of the executive branch to promote an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure internet that fosters efficiency, innovation, communication and economic prosperity, while respecting privacy and guarding against disruption, fraud and theft. Further, the United States seeks to support the growth and sustainment of a workforce that is skilled in cybersecurity and related fields as the foundation for achieving our objectives in cyberspace."
It also ordered two reports: one within 90 days on the "nation's strategic options for deterring adversaries and better protecting the American people from cyber threats" and another within 45 days a report on "international cybersecurity priorities, including those concerning investigation, attribution, cyber threat information sharing, response, capacity building and cooperation."