Charley Snyder and Michael Sulmeyer have a look on Lawfare at a draft executive order reported by the Washington Post on Friday that would trigger different reviews related to cybersecurity policy. They call it a "reasonable start" but say they think it shows a certain lack of coordination on the issue:

"At its core, this order loosely follows a traditional formula to estimate risk: assess the threat from adversaries, your vulnerability to that threat, and the consequences if the vulnerability is exploited. In essence, the Administration wants to get a better idea of our nation's vulnerabilities and the threats it faces and to determine what tools we might have at our disposal to protect critical infrastructure from those adversaries. "

What isn't in the draft: A nod at the international implications of cybersecurity, a discussion of the FBI's role and "consideration of broader criminal and legal issues."

Why this matters: The relevance of cybersecurity to the highest levels of government have only grown in the last year, with high profile hacks affecting major corporations and political players alike. Trump has tapped Rudy Giuliani to advise him on cybersecurity issues.

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Why it matters: In a time of unprecedented colliding crises for the nation, the polling considered Biden to be vastly more competent.

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Why it matters: You may know this insect species by its nom de guerre: "the murder hornet." While the threat they pose to humans has been overstated, the invading hornets could decimate local honeybee populations if they establish themselves.