The U.S. Election Assistance Commission Office of the Inspector General (OIG) on Nov. 1 released an audit plan for $380 million grant funding appropriated in 2018, which includes audits of election security grant funds for six states. […]

During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on securing elections, witnesses from law enforcement agencies were asked a litany of questions related to the security of U.S. elections for 2020, including what kind of new measures were being taken during this cycle.






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As the 2020 election cycle revs up, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Christopher Krebs said today that he believes new National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien will take security seriously and will allow CISA a great opportunity to continue improving cybersecurity efforts.






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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released its Strategic Intent document on August 22, using election security as a model for how the agency plans to address security threats, and also establishing election security as one of the agency’s operational priorities.






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Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats announced on July 19 that Shelby Pierson will serve as the first Election Threats Executive (ETE) to oversee U.S. election security efforts.






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The $380 million of Federal funds currently allocated to election security is not sufficient, and additional Federal support will be needed to secure the 2020 election, according to a new report from four nonprofit organizations.






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In the wake of suspicions around a 2016 electronic poll book system malfunction in Durham County, N.C., senators are pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to take quicker action on election security incidents and share more information with the public.






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The House Appropriations Committee’s Fiscal Services and General Government fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget draft includes $600 million to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to aid states in modernizing election systems and administering Federal elections.






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