Background: The Department of Homeland Security has designated elections systems as part of the nation’s critical infrastructure. The DHS Information Analysis Directorate was designed to analyze intelligence and information from other Intelligence Community (IC) partners (including the CIA, FBI, DIA NSA) involving threats to the homeland and evaluate vulnerabilities of the nation’s infrastructure. 

DHS intelligence reporting is intended to be support state and local law enforcement, but many of those entities consider DHS reports as irrelevant and uninformative. In many cases, law enforcement still reports that state fusion centers provide better, more timely information than DHS.