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Two bills seek transparency in ownership of election vendors
The bills' backers aren't too happy about July reports that a Russian oligarch purchased an election vendor operating in Maryland.
Senate Intelligence Committee pushes for improvements to election cybersecurity
"We are already in an election year," Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said. "The need to act now is urgent."
Bipartisan bill calls for more coordination between federal, state officials on election cybersecurity
Sens. James Lankford and Amy Klobuchar said that action on the legislation needs to come sooner, rather than later, given what federal officials saw during the 2016 election.
Election cybersecurity should be priority for new DHS secretary, senators say
The letter is the latest in a trend of calls from lawmakers for the federal government to be more involved in election cybersecurity. The senators argue that there needs to be more coordination between state and federal agencies to protect elections from cyberattacks.
Senators introduce election cybersecurity bill to improve information sharing
Two Senators on the Intelligence Committee introduced a bill that would let states receive classified information about election threats and help them identify new threats.