Senators Klobuchar and Collins Reintroduce Legislation to Fund Cybersecurity Training for Election Officials

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Former President Donald Trump’s administration knocked down cybersecurity bills more than once despite concerns that foreign adversaries were once again interfering in the United Stateselections. Amid all of this, calls to fund cybersecurity training for election officials intensified. Now, thanks to Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), a bill to do just that has been reintroduced. The two senators introduced the bill in 2019 but it did not advance in the Senate. read more

Russian Hackers Are Still Hard at Work Disrupting Democracy

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Russian hackers after the U.S. midterm elections carried out a widespread hacking effort, targeting the federal government, media sites and influential Washington think tanks.

Although U.S election officials were looking for Russian interference ahead of and during the elections, but the detection of hacking activity by a Russian group didn’t occur until after the polls had closed. read more

Democrats Irate as Republicans Refuse to Fund Election Security

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Republicans in the House of Representatives have put forward a spending bill that excludes new money for election security grants to states, causing an outcry from furious Democrats.

Amid a firestorm of controversy about President Trump’s denial of Russian election interference there was an expectation that the House would fund a bipartisan approach that would help states protect themselves from cyber attacks and other threats to election security. read more