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Statement From Acting Secretary Chad Wolf On Microsoft’s Election Initiative

Acting Secretary Wolf released the following statement on Microsoft’s announcement today: "Protecting our elections is a team effort with the federal government and the private sector joining together to thwart foreign malign actors. Today’s announcement from Microsoft reaffirms my statements in the recent State of the Homeland Address: China, Iran, and Russia are trying to undermine our democracy and influence our elections."

 

Joint Statement from DOS, DOJ, DOD, DHS, ODNI, FBI, NSA, and CISA on Preparations for Super Tuesday

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray, U.S. Cyber Command Commander and National Security Agency Director Gen. Paul Nakasone, and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Christopher Krebs today released the following joint statement:

Homeland Security Acting Secretary Wolf to Tour Mecklenburg County Election Center

On Thursday, February 27, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf will visit the Charlotte area to tour the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections facility and have a discussion with state and local elections officials on security of the 2020 election. The Department of Homeland Security is the primary federal agency tasked with election security.

Acting Secretary Wolf's Prepared Remarks on 2020 Homeland Priorities

Thank you, Secretary Chertoff and Congresswoman Harman, for the kind introduction.

It’s great to be here with the Homeland Security Experts Group, where colleagues, experts, and thought leaders can constructively discuss the most pressing threats to the Homeland.

Some of you have served at the Department, and others continue to serve as mentors and friends to Departmental leadership. 

A few of you have even stood in this role—and I often refer to the examples you have set as DHS heads into a new decade, where the threat landscape is more complex and dynamic than ever.

On behalf of the Department and me personally, thank you—to all of you—for lending your expertise and insights to making our country more secure.

U.S. Government Officials Participate in Congressional Briefings on Election Security

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.

Joint Statement on Election Day Preparations

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)—in coordination with federal, state, local, and private sector partners nationwide—are continuing efforts to protect our elections. Today, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, DNI Dan Coats, and FBI Director Christopher Wray released a joint statement.

Ensuring and Securing Your Vote

Is your voter registration up-to-date? Do you know where your polling place is located? The November 6th midterm elections are just around the corner. To ensure you can vote and vote with confidence, here are a few best practices.  Most importantly, for reliable information on voting, go to trusted sources - contact your state or local election office.  To find your state or local election office, visit https://www.eac.gov/voters/register-and-vote-in-your-state/.

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