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Foreign influence and interference in U.S. elections pose significant threats to our democracy. The Intelligence Community (IC) is committed to protecting our democratic processes and institutions from foreign influence and interference. Election security is an enduring challenge and a top priority for the IC.

The Foreign Malign Influence Center (FMIC) serves as the primary U.S. Government organization for integrating intelligence pertaining to foreign malign influence (FMI), including on election security. FMI is defined as subversive, undeclared, coercive, or criminal activities by foreign governments, non-state actors, or their proxies to affect another nation’s popular or political attitudes, perceptions, or behaviors to advance their interests. You can learn more about FMIC here: FMIC Home.

DNI Haines Opening Statement as Delivered to the SSCI for An Update on Foreign Threats to the 2024 Elections