Cyber and technological threats are the top national security challenges facing the United States in 2016, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in prepared testimony to Congress on Tuesday.

Clapper said the growing network complexity and proliferation of devices could “lead to widespread vulnerabilities in civilian infrasturctures and U.S. government systems,” according to prepared testimony for a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

(Reporting by Mark Hosenball; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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