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NEW: @ODNIgov acting Dir @RichardGrenell announcing changes to way election-related threat information is shared w/candidates/campaigns/political organizations

"The US Intelligence Community (IC) will lead all intelligence-based threat briefings" per statement
"This change represents an important improvement and simplification to the threat notification process" per @ODNIgov statement

Newly confirmed National Counterintelligence and Security Center Director Bill Evanina to lead the effort
“US elections are the foundation of our nation’s democracy" per National Counterintelligence and Security Center Dir. Bill Evanina "We are committed to supporting this Administration’s whole-of-government effort to secure the 2020 election"
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US facing expanding radicalization problem - National Counterterrorism Center acting Director Russell Travers warns during talk at @WashInstitute the number of people in the #NCTC datat base has "grown by a factor of almost 20"
@WashInstitute NEW: "We have no indication that foreign terrorists have tried to exploit" the US refugee system, per #NCTC acting Dir Russell Travers
@WashInstitute Goal should be for US to have "near real time biographic & biometric screening" to keep terrorists out of the country, per #NCTC's Travers
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THREAD: here is some expansion on what I discussed on @MSNBC @KasieDC RE: what could be done yesterday to elevate our Federal #DomesticTerrorism prevention efforts, h/t to @tribelaw for the thread prompt and @SeamusHughes for his insight 1/
My former office, @DHSgov Ofc of Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention once had a budget of $22 mil now $2.7-3 mil and once 40 FTEs now 7-10 FTEs, the #Trump Admin actively atrophied the office w/ specific focus on #DomesticTerrorism prevention programming 2/
This systematic atrophy included the pulling back of announced grant funding for programs specific to #DomesticTerrorism (DT) prevention, grant award were pulled back from #LifeAfterHate bc the org was critical of #Trump for example (evidence in FOIA req) 3/
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“The director, Nicholas J. Rasmussen, is one of the few individuals in the American government who has served continuously in counterterrorism jobs since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.”…
The #NCTC was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks amid sweeping reforms aimed at helping to improve coordination among spy agencies and the sharing of critical information about terror plots.
#NicholasRasmussen signed off on unmasking wonder who?
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Remember #MaxineWaters mentioned this powerful database #Obama created?
I wonder if she is speaking about this “little known spy agency” known as the #NCTC…
Oh look who used to be the Director at #NCTC #Rasmussen #QAnon
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