Sponsored By:

Brennan Center for Justice, National Election Defense Coalition,

London Center for Policy Research,,

Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology


On Monday, May 15, 2017, NEDC and allied organizations presented the case for advancing reforms for election security in the United States to over 100 Congressional staff members and interested parties. Presentations were made by:

James Woolsey

Former CIA Director and Chair of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (Ret.)

Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, Fox News contributor

Lawrence Norden

Deputy Director of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU

J. Alex Halderman

Professor of Computer Science at the University of Michigan

Susan Greenhalgh

Election Specialist at the Verified Voting Foundation

James Scott

Senior Fellow at the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology

Karen Greenberg (Moderator)

Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University Law School

Strengthening election security is essential for safeguarding America’s representative government. Elections experts, computer scientists, and cybersecurity professionals are issuing urgent warnings about the vulnerability and reliability of our nation's electronic voting technologies.

This solutions-oriented panel featured leading experts on national security, voting systems, and computer science who explained that future election security threats may come from any number of potential adversaries with offensive cyber capabilities, including rogue states like North Korea and non-state actors like ISIS. Our nation's electronic voting technologies create risks of errors and delays as well as heightened vulnerabilities to manipulation or remote hacking.