July 23, 2017 BY JILL CUENI-COHEN
President Obama’s White House produced a “secret plan” in October to counter a possible Election Day cyber attack, which was detailed in a 15-page document obtained by TIME.
The plan lists measures such as sending armed federal law enforcement agents to polling places, mobilizing components of the military and launching counter-propaganda efforts.
The plan was put in place in order to thwart “all potential cases of malicious cyber activity impacting election infrastructure, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments.”
Had a significant incident occurred, the White House was prepared to use several enhanced procedures which allowed for the deployment of armed federal law enforcement agents to polling places if hackers somehow stopped the voting process.
The plan also accounted for the deployment of active and reserve military forces and members of the National Guard upon a request from a federal agency and the direction of the Secretary of Defense or the…
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