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Acting Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security Submit Joint Report on Impact of Foreign Interference on Election and Political/Campaign Infrastructure in 2018 Elections

Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen submitted a joint report to President Donald J. Trump on February 4, 2019 evaluating the impact of any foreign interference on election infrastructure or the infrastructure of political organizations, including campaigns and candidates in the 2018-midterm elections.

DHS Holds Classified Briefing for Private Sector Election Companies

Senior officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) met today with members of the Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) for the Election Infrastructure Subsector and conducted a classified briefing on the current cyber threat landscape for the election community. 

EIS Communiqué

EIS Communiqués are part of the Election Security Resources that highlight various services, and tools, such as assessments, threat information-sharing programs, network protection, best practices, incident response, and developments at the federal level.

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A secure and resilient electoral process is a vital national interest and one of our highest priorities at the Department of Homeland Security.

Written testimony of NPPD for a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittees on Information Technology and Intergovernmental Affairs hearing titled “Cybersecurity of Voting Machines”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Senior Official Performing the Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary Christopher Krebs addresses DHS’ unclassified assessment of malicious cyber operations directed against U.S. election infrastructure during the 2016 elections, and the efforts to help enhance the security of election infrastructure operated by state and local jurisdictions around the country. 

DHS And Partners Convene First Election Infrastructure Coordinating Council

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) joined the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), and state and local election officials from around the country today to convene the first Government Coordinating Council (GCC) for the Election Infrastructure Subsector. Today’s meeting is part of the department’s ongoing work with state and local officials as we build trusted relationships to help keep the nation’s election systems secure. The 27-member council includes three representatives from the federal government, with the remaining 24 representing state and local governments. The GCC framework provides a well-tested mechanism for sharing threat information between the federal government and council partners, advancing risk management efforts, and prioritizing focus of services available to sector partners in a trusted environment. Participation in the council is entirely voluntary and does not change the fundamental role of state and local jurisdictions in overseeing elections.


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