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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.

Joint GCC SCC Statement on Senate Intelligence Committee's First Russian Interference Report

Today, following the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's first report examining Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, Assistant Director Bob Kolasky from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Election Assistance Commission Chairwoman Christy McCormick, National Association of Secretaries of State President and Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, and Keith Ingram, President, National Association of State Election Directors and Director of Elections, Texas Secretary of State, David Stafford, Escambia County Supervisor of Elections, all members of the Government Coordinating Council Executive Committee, and Sector Coordinating Council Chairman Chris Wlaschin and Vice-Chairman Bryan Finney issued the following joint statement.

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.

DHS Holds Classified Briefing for Private Sector Election Companies

Senior officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) met today with members of the Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) for the Election Infrastructure Subsector and conducted a classified briefing on the current cyber threat landscape for the election community. 

DHS, FBI Hold Joint Briefing for Election Officials with Facebook and Microsoft

On August 24, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security was joined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Facebook, and Microsoft to host a briefing for the National Association of Secretaries of State and the National Association of State Election Directors on recent actions taken by both companies to combat foreign threats.

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