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U.S. Brings Back Cyber Team to Combat Possible Election Meddling

May 6, 2022, 11:58 AM

The U.S. has reassembled an election security team to safeguard the 2022 midterm vote, with officials citing fears that Russia could seek to conduct new influence operations aiming to undermine democracy.

“The band is already back together, it’s formed,” General Paul Nakasone, who leads the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, told a Vanderbilt University summit on modern conflict this week.

The election security team is comprised of military and civil personnel from both of Nakasone’s agencies, who will liaise with the FBI, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and U.S. National Guard units at the local and ...