U.S. Government Officials Participate in Congressional Briefings on Election Security

U.S. Government Officials Participate in Congressional Briefings on Election Security

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 17:17

 

NEWS RELEASE


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ODNI News Release No. 19-19
July 10, 2019

 

U.S. Government Officials Participate in Congressional Briefings on Election Security

 

Director of National Intelligence Daniel R. Coats, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher A. Wray, U.S. Cyber Command Commander and National Security Agency Director Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Christopher C. Krebs, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security Kenneth P. Rapuano today issued the following statement after holding two classified briefings on election security, one for members of the United States House of Representatives and one for members of the United States Senate.

 

“Election security is a top priority for the United States Government. Today we shared with Congress how we continue to bring the full strength, capabilities, and expertise of our departments and agencies to identify and defend against threats to the United States. Just like our successful, whole-of-government approach to securing the 2018 elections, we will work together with our Federal, state, local and private sector partners as well as our foreign allies to protect the 2020 elections and maintain transparency with the American public about our efforts.”

 

The classified briefings outlined the Federal Government’s coordinated approach to ensuring the security and resilience of the 2020 elections.