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We're going to take strong action to secure our election systems and the process. President Donald J. Trump, DHS, National Cybersecurity Summit
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President Donald J. Trump is Strengthening the Security of Our Elections

Press Release:

    "We're going to take strong action to secure our election systems and the process."   -   President Donald J. Trump

    COMMITTED TO PROTECTING OUR ELECTIONS: President Donald J. Trump is committed to protecting our Nation's elections from foreign interference.

          •  President Trump has made clear that his Administration will not tolerate foreign interference in our elections from any nation state or other malicious actor.

          •  President Trump chaired National Security Council meetings on May 3 and July 27 to receive updates on and discuss the whole-of-government approach to election security being implemented at his direction.

               •  This whole-of-government approach was put in motion at the beginning of the Administration to support State and local election officials across the country.

          •  President Trump's meetings have addressed:

               •  The threats posed to our elections by foreign actors.

               •  Efforts underway to provide cybersecurity assistance to State and local authorities.

               •  Actions to investigate, prosecute, and hold accountable those who attempt to interfere in our electoral processes.

    STRENGTHENING ELECTION SECURITY: The Trump Administration is helping State and local authorities bolster their defenses against cyber operations targeting our elections.

          •  The Trump Administration is working to provide State and local authorities with the support they need to defend against attempts to interfere in our elections.

          •  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is working with all 50 States, local governments, and the private sector to strengthen election security.

               •  DHS is sharing information across all levels of government to ensure a coordinated response to any election interference attempt.

          •  The Administration provided on-site cybersecurity support to States during the 2017 elections.

          •  A new pilot program was launched to enable State and local officials and the Election Assistance Commission to share information on Election Day and allow for rapid response.

          •  The Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation are working to investigate and disrupt any threats to our election systems and alert potential victims and targets.

          •  The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and DHS hosted classified briefings for election commissioners and State election officials from all 50 States.

          •  These briefings provided insight into what the intelligence community is doing to assist DHS ahead of 2018 and 2020 elections.

          •  ODNI held the first-ever Federal Election Table Top Exercise to improve information sharing.

               •  ODNI leads an interagency working group of cyber and counterintelligence experts focused on ongoing information sharing and integration of election security efforts.

          •  DHS recently held a National Cybersecurity Summit, bringing together stakeholders from Government, industry, and academia to advance cybersecurity.

               •  The summit served as a launching point for a number of DHS cybersecurity initiatives.

               •  DHS is launching a National Risk Management Center to coordinate Government and private sector risk management efforts to defend of our critical infrastructure.


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