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Transcript: Dan Coats' Warning On Continuing Russian Cyberattacks

"Today, the digital infrastructure that serves this country is literally under attack," the director of National Intelligence told a D.C. think tank on July 13. Here is the full transcript.
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats in March. He warned a think tank last week that cyberattacks from Russia and others are ongoing: "The warning lights are blinking red again." Source: Win McNamee

The director of National Intelligence spoke before the Hudson Institute, a D.C.-based conservative think tank, on July 13. Transcript provided by the Hudson Institute.

Ken, thank you very much. It's nice to be here at Hudson. We enjoyed Hudson's presence in Indiana for a time. Then former OMB Director Mitch Daniels became governor of Indiana — in the meantime, lured Hudson to come to the middle of the country to get a different perspective perhaps than what we get from the coast. You were there for a number of years. I had the privilege of working with people there. We understand why you came back here, moving it to more foreign policy-focused stuff. And a lot of that is what happens here. But we do appreciate the fact that you still value Indiana. Some of your employees might be missing the ease of living and cost of living in Indiana relative to Washington — not to mention the commute to work. But nevertheless, it's very nice for me to be able to be here with you to lay some groundwork for what I

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