The House Committee on Homeland Security will hold a hearing on election security on Wednesday, February 13th at 10:00am. The panel will hear testimony from Christopher C. Krebs, Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Thomas Hicks, Commissioner, U.S. Election Assistance Commission; Alex Padilla, Secretary of State, California; Noah Praetz, Former Director of Elections, Cook County, Illinois; Jake Braun, Executive Director, Cyber Policy Initiative; and John Merrill, Secretary of State, Alabama.
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For elections to work, it is not sufficient that they produce an accurate tally of the votes cast. They must also convince the public that the tally is accurate.
On Nov. 6, 2018—Election Day—the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a joint statement, along with the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the FBI, affirming their agencies' continued efforts to assist state and local election officials and to combat foreign influence efforts.
The problem of foreign interference in U.S. elections goes back to the earliest days of the republic.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia recognized that the well-known risk of election hacking is of constitutional significance—and that courts can do something about it.
If the U.S. government stays on its current course, it risks allowing elections to become the World Cup of information warfare.
Papers released by a U.K. parliamentary committee and Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner are a first step toward concrete suggestions for regulating technology companies.
A recent poll suggests the importance of not conflating the concepts of campaign “meddling” and cyber issue.
Uncomfortable Questions in the Wake of Russia Indictment 2.0 and Trump’s Press Conference With Putin
What the Mueller indictment means for blowback against U.S. officials, reciprocal interference by the United States, the state of U.S. preparation against renewed adversary electoral operations, and the practices of U.S. journalists.
The package includes broad new offenses and a foreign agent registration scheme aimed not merely at catching people engaged in foreign interference but also providing transparency to the public and investigative powers to authorities.