In this episode, we are discussing technology and its role in election interference, from 2016 to this new election cycle. Since the 2016 elections, Americans have been warned by their intelligence agencies that international actors, primarily Russia, have engaged in both cyberattacks and influence operations to attempt to sway the presidential elections. The Trump Administration maintained a public denial of these claims, and as we enter the 2020 elections, has not changed its stance, despite reports of repeated interference. Joining us to discuss the continued rise of election interference is Mr. Jon Bateman.
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Jon Bateman is a fellow in the Cyber Policy Initiative of the Technology and International Affairs Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He previously held technology and strategy roles at the U.S. Department of Defense.
Bateman most recently was special assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. He led strategic analysis within the Chairman’s internal think tank, including assessments of the technology industry, geopolitical competition, arms control, and military education. Bateman was also the first civilian speechwriter to the Chairman, shaping engagements with global leaders and audiences.
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