Attorney General Jeff Sessions said election interference should be the top priority for his new Cyber-Digital Task Force announced Feb. 20.
The group comprises representatives from the Justice Department’s Criminal and National Security divisions; offices of Legal Policy, Privacy and Civil Liberties, and Chief Information Officer; United States Attorney’s Offices; and the ATF, FBI, DEA, and the U.S. Marshals Service, according to the announcement. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will appoint the task force chairman.
Also on the task force to-study list: efforts to interfere with U.S. critical infrastructure; the use of the Internet to spread violent ideologies and recruit followers; the mass theft of corporate, governmental, and private information; the use of technology to avoid or frustrate law enforcement; and the mass exploitation of computers and other digital devices to attack American citizens and businesses. Its first report to Sessions is due in June.