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Defending Democratic Institutions

Countering Adversary Attacks on Fundamental Institutions of Democracy

This project seeks to counter Russia, and potentially other adversaries, in their efforts to disrupt democracy and cultivate a public distrust of democratic institutions.  A key focus of this initiative is on understanding and countering adversary attacks on America’s justice system, to include courts, judges, prosecutors, and the rule of law.  Improving cybersecurity of institutions and individuals is a crucial mechanism for strengthening America’s capacity to guard against threats to our democracy. In addition, the initiative will focus on building national resilience against information operations that threaten to undermine public respect for democratic institutions.