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DHS works to gain trust, help states on election security

by • 2 weeks ago

The department worked hard to win over election officials who were uneasy about working with the federal government, Jeanette Manfra said at the South by Southwest Conference.

Denver to test blockchain-encrypted mobile voting in May election

by • 2 weeks ago

The city's deployed military and overseas voters will be offered the ability to use Voatz, the mobile-voting app that was tested in 2018 by West Virginia.

Ohio cybersecurity bill focuses on election security, civilian response group

by • 3 weeks ago

The bill would allow the secretary of state's office to hire a chief information security officer, and fund the creation of a unit of civilian cybersecurity professionals to respond to attacks on state or local government.

CIOs recruited for election security find a familiar challenge, NASCIO president says

by • 3 weeks ago

Delaware CIO James Collins said state IT chiefs have the experience securing critical government systems that's now required of state election officials.

Election officials ask Congress for new wave of security funding

by • 1 month ago

But there are disagreements over how many strings should be attached if the federal government offers states more money.

State's voting machines pose 'clear and present danger,' warns Pennsylvania election security commission

by • 2 months ago

In a new report, the body urges the state to replace its touchscreen-based machines with those producing paper ballots as soon as possible.

States still getting federal cyber intel amid shutdown, but unsure for how much longer

by • 2 months ago

The month-long shutdown is affecting how much information about cyberthreats the federal government can pass on to states, a former DHS leader says.

Idaho plans to hire a cybersecurity specialist for elections

by • 2 months ago

The new position would be responsible for monitoring threats against the state's voter registration database and coordinating with county-level officials.

Georgia board endorses more electronic voting machines

by • 2 months ago

The new machines would make paper receipts, but advocates of hand-marked ballots say they don't go far enough to secure the state's elections.

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