There is good news coming on this front from The Hill by Maggie Miller:
A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation Tuesday that would require a cybersecurity expert from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) be included on the committee tasked with developing voluntary voting system guidelines as part of the effort to make U.S. elections secure.
The Voting System Cybersecurity Act’s main sponsors are Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Member Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), with the bill also co-sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.).
The legislation would specifically require that an official from DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency be included on the Election Assistance Commission’s (EAC) Technical Guidelines Committee, a group that is made of up both government and industry officials.
Walter Copan, the director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, chairs of the committee, which is tasked with developing voluntary voting system guidelines (VVSG) to secure voting equipment. The EAC is working to finalize the latest edition of its VVSG and is planning to hold the final public hearing on the development of the VVSG. 2.0 on May 20.
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