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Shutdown erodes feds' ability to set cyber strategies, say lawmaker and ex-DHS officials
The shutdown has stalled some of DHS’s more anticipatory work, like vulnerability assessments of critical systems and election-security initiatives.
Democrats' massive House bill to include election security measures
H.R. 1, known as the “For the People Act,” would require states to replace paperless voting systems, create grants to help states audit their election results, and force election system vendors to report data breaches.
House panel rejects call for cyberthreat report on ZTE amid possible Trump deal
On the heels of a reported U.S. deal with embattled Chinese telecom company ZTE, American lawmakers rejected a measure that would have directed the Department of Homeland Security to provide more information on any cybersecurity risks posed by the company.
DHS unveils long-stalled cyber strategy
The Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity strategy proactively tackles the agency’s mandate to protect critical infrastructure from hacking.
Spooked by election hacking, states are moving to paper ballots
Will it be enough to deter whatever Russia might be planning for 2018 and 2020?
House Dems release report, propose bill addressing election cyberthreats
The bill would provide more than $1 billion for states to use for modernizing and securing their election infrastructure.