Election-systems cybersecurity would take a hit under new House bill, experts say

A bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives, which seeks to terminate the Election Assistance Commission, or EAC, would hamper coordination efforts between state and federal officials at a time when cybersecurity concerns are top of mind, experts tell CyberScoop.

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