What We Do

Election Security - What we do

Countering the complex and wide-ranging threats facing our elections is an obligation of the U.S. government that requires a whole-of-government approach, support from the private sector, and engagement from the public. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) serves as the coordinating authority for the intelligence community on election security and is the bridge between foreign collection activities and domestic actions. The ODNI works across the IC to ensure that our threat information is consistent and clearly communicated to a broad base of customers. The IC continues to warn on our adversaries’ intent, capabilities, and operations that may affect our ability to defend against interference.

The ODNI collaborates with federal departments and agencies, state and local government, election officials and other valued partners to help protect our elections and maintain transparency with the American public about our efforts. The ODNI’s engagement with state and local election officials in done with and through the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.