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Congressional Briefing: Will Congress Achieve Election Security Reform?

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Capitol Visitor Center, Room 286


12:00 – Check In/Lunch
12:30 – Briefing starts

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. This action comes amidst continued reports from the US Intelligence Community and media organizations that American elections remain a target of foreign adversaries. While states have taken limited steps to strengthen security since 2016, cybersecurity standards and safeguards across the nation remain uneven.  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? 

This briefing will feature bipartisan leaders as well as technical experts and examine the prospects of current election security reform proposals, including the SEA. The briefing will highlight current best practices for cyber defense and the verification of election results.


Moderator: The Honorable Trey Grayson@KYTrey  Former Secretary of State of Kentucky


Adam Brandon, @adam_brandon
President, FreedomWorks

Brenda Cabrera
General Registrar, City of Fairfax, VA 

J. Alex Halderman, Ph.D., @jhalderm
Professor of Computer Science, University of Michigan

Grover Norquist, @grovernorquist
Founder and President, Americans for Tax Reform

Marc Schneider
Principle Cyber Security Engineer at MITRE

Lt. Colonel Tony Shaffer@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y 
Former Intelligence Official, Fox News Commentator

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Susan Greenhalgh, National Policy Director at National Election Defense Coalition: