Table of Contents - August 21, 2017

Election Officials Aim To Take Lead On Voting Cybersecurity

Election officials want to be "supportive" of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) efforts to secure voting systems but think they are better positioned than DHS to boost the cyber and physical security of the nation's elections apparatus, Brian Newby, executive director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), indicated this week.

DHS designated election systems as "critical infrastructure" this year after the U.S. intelligence community concluded that Russian government operatives had used cyber attacks and disinformation to influence the 2016 presidential election (CPR, Jan. 9).

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