The Department of State’s new Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy (CDP) commenced operations on April 4, 2022. According to an announcement, the “CDP bureau will address the national security challenges, economic opportunities, and implications for U.S. values associated with cyberspace, digital technologies, and digital policy.”
The bureau consists of three policy units: International Cyberspace Security, International Information and Communications Policy, and Digital Freedom. The CDP will be led by an Ambassador-at-Large, who will be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
According to the State Department, the CDP “leads and coordinates the Department’s work on cyberspace and digital diplomacy to encourage responsible state behavior in cyberspace and advance policies that protect the integrity and security of the infrastructure of the Internet, serve U.S. interests, promote competitiveness, and uphold democratic values.”