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WASHINGTON D.C. - Statement by William R. Evanina Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center Office of the Director of National Intelligence “Election Threat Update for the American Public”

 

On July 24, 2020, I issued a statement to the American public providing an unclassified overview of foreign threats to the 2020 election and offering basic steps to mitigate some of these threats. At that time, I pledged that the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) would continue to update the American public and other key stakeholders on the evolving election threat landscape, while also safeguarding our intelligence sources and methods.

 

WASHINGTON D.C. - Statement by NCSC Director William Evanina: 100 Days Until Election 2020

 

Election security remains a top priority for the Intelligence Community and we are committed in our support to DHS and FBI, given their leadership roles in this area. In recent months, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has been providing robust intelligence-based briefings on election security to the presidential campaigns, political committees, and Congressional audiences.

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) today unveiled the National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America 2020-2022, outlining a new approach to counterintelligence to address threats that have evolved significantly since the last strategy in 2016.

Chairman Burr, Vice Chairman Warner, and Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss our progress on security clearance challenges and reforms.

William Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), discusses growing foreign intelligence threats to the private sector in the Fall 2019 edition of Catalyst magazine.  See “Private Sector as the New Geopolitical Battlespace” at http://digital.graphcompubs.com/publication/?i=630295#{"issue_id":630295,"page":26}

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