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Tags: election | interference | foreign | 2020 | dhs | intelligence

Ex-DHS, Intel Officials Group to Battle Election Interference

former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson looks to his left with a stern expression
Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 06 August 2019 10:15 PM

Former intelligence leaders and DHS chiefs have launched a nonprofit to provide election security services to presidential campaigns in an attempt to combat foreign interference in presidential elections, Politico reports.

The group, U.S. Cyberdome, is chaired by former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and its board members include former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff, who served under President George W. Bush, former CIA Director Michael Morell, former Director of National Intelligence Lt. Gen. James Clapper, and Brig. Gen. Francis Taylor, the former DHS undersecretary of Intelligence and Analysis. 

"In the face of known, on-going efforts by foreign powers to try to interfere in our upcoming election, U.S. CyberDome could not come at a more critical juncture," Johnson said in a statement.

Chertoff added, "U.S. CyberDome believes that all Americans should enlist in the protection of our democratic institutions, and fortifying Cybersecurity in our political organizations is a key element in this initiative."

The report comes a week after the Federal Election Commission said it was considering proposing new rules to outlaw "valuable information" as an official campaign contribution that must be regulated.

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A nonprofit to provide election security services to presidential campaigns in an attempt to combat foreign interference in presidential elections has been launched by former intelligence leaders and Department of Homeland Security chiefs, according to Politico.
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