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Congressional Briefing: Will Congress Achieve Election Security Reform?

This month, the Senate Rules Committee is holding a markup on the Secure Elections Act, bipartisan legislation focused on cybersecurity for America’s voting systems. How should the federal government respond to the growing threats? What is the appropriate role for federal authorities relative to states in dealing with the national security challenge of election meddling? 


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Congressional Briefing on Election Cybersecurity
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Congressional Briefing on Election Cybersecurity

On Tuesday, July 10, a bipartisan group of leading authorities on election administration and cybersecurity will be on Capitol Hill to present an overview of current election security challenges facing federal and state policymakers. Introduced by Oklahoma Senator James Lankford, the panel conversation comes one day ahead of a Senate Rules Committee hearing on the issue and months before November’s elections.

TIME: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
WHERE: Congressional Visitor’s Center Room SVC 202\203

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Congressional Briefing: Strengthening Election Cybersecurity



Monday, May 15 – 2:00-3:30

Rayburn Congressional Office Building 2226

Refreshments will be served


Sponsored By:

Brennan Center for Justice, National Election Defense Coalition,

London Center for Policy Research,,

Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology

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.

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 aging and outmoded voting technologies create risks of errors and delays as well as heightened vulnerabilities to manipulation or remote hacking. This solutions-oriented panel will feature leading experts on national security, voting systems, and computer science, including:

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

The briefing will offer an overview of threats to election cybersecurity and a range of potential federal and state policy solutions for auditing and verifying elections.

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