Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf looks at voting machines in North Carolina on Feb. 27, 2020. (DHS photo by Tara A. Molle)

Spy Chief Sees 2020 Election Security as ‘Number One Goal’

One of America’s top spies said that checking foreign interference in the November vote is a primary concern.

“Our number one goal, our number one objective at the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command — a safe, secure and legitimate 2020 elections,” said Gen. Paul Nakasone, who leads both agencies, during an Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) virtual event on July 20.

Nakasone said the goal is to build on lessons learned from 2018 midterm elections for 2020 so the U.S. will, “know our adversaries better than they know themselves.”

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