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Election security bill still needs work in some areas, state officials tell Senate sponsors
Six states discussed with the main sponsors of the Secure Elections Act how they would implement the bill.
ODNI holds classified briefings on election security for all 50 states
The briefings will include officials from all 50 states for a "one-time limited read-in", despite that not all state election officials have received long-term security clearances for such information.
DHS, FBI promise to improve defense of election systems ahead of 2018 campaign season
Although state governments are primarily responsible for defending their own election infrastructure, they can and are often encouraged to request help directly from federal agencies, including DHS and FBI.
DHS, election officials begin work to protect voting systems ahead of 2018 elections
State election officials concerned about timeliness and funding as the government rolls out the DHS plan to implement election systems as “critical infrastructure."
Cybersecurity doubts may spook voters in future elections
The doubts are sharpest when it comes to the ability of state and local election authorities to defend against a cyberattack.
State election officials resisted federal cybersecurity assistance during 2016 election
Eventually "33 states and 36 cities and counties" used DHS tools to scan for vulnerabilities or ask for advice by election day 2016.