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GOP Official Who Challenged Trump’s Vote Claims Gets Top DHS Position on Election Security 

GOP Official Who Challenged Trump’s Vote Claims Gets Top DHS Position on Election Security 

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman (R) will serve as the senior election lead at CISA, the key agency tasked with securing critical infrastructure, including elections, against cyber threats. CISA came under fire by Trump following the 2020 presidential election for its efforts to push back against election-related disinformation and misinformation, with Trump firing former CISA Director...

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DHS Failed to Designate Jan. 6 as a Protected Event in Advance of Attack

DHS Failed to Designate Jan. 6 as a Protected Event in Advance of Attack

The lack of designations is seen as an important link in the chain of security failures that contributed to the Capitol being overrun in a violent insurrection that sought to stop the certification of the Electoral College votes. Other failures include the absence of an intelligence bulletin specifically warning of threats to the Capitol that...

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Accused Trump Contributor Worked for CIA For Many Years

Accused Trump Contributor Worked for CIA For Many Years

They call it “graymail:” where a criminal defendant threatens to disclose intelligence connections in open court to discourage or deflect legal prosecution. Imaad Zuberi, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan, is facing 12 years in prison and an $18 million fine on charges related to illegally funneling foreign money into U.S. campaign coffers, both Democrats...

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Time for Rethinking: U.S. National Security in an Age of Insurrection 

Time for Rethinking: U.S. National Security in an Age of Insurrection 

Jon Bateman, assistant to Gen. Joseph Dunford, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says the US intelligence must rethink the idea of “national security,” in the wake of the failed January 6 coup. “Many national security challenges are simply not as pressing as our dire need for domestic renewal,” Bateman writes. The U.S ...