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Sue Gordon, principal deputy director of national intelligence and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the intelligence community should ramp up its efforts to advance transparency and share more information with the public as foreign governments continue to target the general public and commercial businesses, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is creating a new position that will be dedicated to overseeing and coordinating election security efforts across the broader intelligence community.

Director of National Intelligence Daniel R. Coats today announced he established the position of Intelligence Community (IC) Election Threats Executive (ETE) and appointed Shelby Pierson to serve in this new role.

The U.S. intelligence community is preparing to confront a novel set of challenges related to the upcoming 2020 presidential elections amid proliferating disinformation threats – in part by boosting the amount of information it shares publicly, according to the number two intelligence official.

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.

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