The top official responsible for certifying voting systems at the federal Election Assistance Commission is stepping down, multiple sources confirmed to CyberScoop.
The departure of Ryan Macias, the EAC’s acting director of testing and certification, comes as the commission prepares for the 2020 election and continues to mull an important update to voting system security guidelines – a process that Macias has overseen.
The commission’s Voluntary Voting System Guidelines are a key set of principles that technical experts can use to evaluate the security of their systems. In February, the commission released the proposed new guidelines, known as VVSG 2.0 for public comment. The result could be the most thorough update to the guidelines since 2005.
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