NEWS
01/07/2016 16:26 EST | Updated 01/07/2017 00:12 EST

White House dispatching top national security officials to Silicon Valley to seek help in disrupting the Islamic State group

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The White House is dispatching top national security officials to Silicon Valley to seek the tech industry's help in disrupting the Islamic State group and other extremists.

The FBI director, attorney general and director of national intelligence are all slated to attend Friday's meeting in San Jose, California. President Barack Obama's chief of staff and counterterrorism adviser will also attend.

An agenda obtained by The Associated Press says the government will offer an unclassified briefing about how terrorists use technology, including encryption. The officials and tech leaders will discuss ways to make it harder for terrorists to recruit and radicalize people online and to organizing attacks on the Internet.

They'll also explore ways to promote alternative messages to counter IS and make it easier for law enforcement to thwart attacks.

Julie Pace, The Associated Press