The Department of State’s newly established Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy (CDP) has hired Ruth Berry as its acting deputy assistant secretary for international information and communications policy.

In a LinkedIn post, Berry said she was honored to join the bureau and was “looking forward to working with this incredible team to help the new bureau succeed and deliver for the American people on these critical foreign policy issues.”

Previously, Berry served as the director for digital technology policy and international economics for the White House’s National Security Council.

Berry has also served as the director for bilateral affairs for the Department of State’s Office of International Communications and Information Policy, as well as State’s senior Syria assistance coordinator for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs from 2014 to 2018.

The State Department officially launched the long-awaited Bureau of CDP on April 4. The bureau aims to “address the national security challenges, economic opportunities, and implications for U.S. values associated with cyberspace, digital technologies, and digital policy.”

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