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Brig. Gen. Gregory Touhill (USAF Ret.), president of Cyxtera Federal Group, discusses what the intelligence community is looking for in their election investigation, and what it might mean for future […]

Brig. Gen. Gregory Touhill (USAF Ret.), president of Cyxtera Federal Group, discusses what the intelligence community is looking for in their election investigation, and what it might mean for future elections.


The Department of Homeland Security is diving into the data from last week’s election, and reviewing any potential influence foreign states had. ABC News reports that this review is the first of its kind in the intelligence community. Brig. Gen. Gregory Touhill (USAF Ret.), president of Cyxtera Federal Group, believes that looking at disinformation campaigns are a key place to focus any election investigation.   “I think as you take a look at whether or not somebody was actually tampering with my vote as I went to the ballot box and following it all the way through, I don’t suspect that’s really where our adversaries are going to invest their time. I think they are going to, and are, influencing the before and after.” Touhill said. “As a matter of fact, well before the election, some of the analysts that work in my firm, we were able to get a scrape of some social media and put it through our Brainspace tool, and we found 160 different Twitter campaigns that were being used to try to disparage certain candidates and pump up others. We need to pay attention to that.”

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