Doug Bedell — August 27, 2018, 3:08 pm

DHS Acts: Getting Caught Up On Securing U.S. Elections


The U.S. should be in a better position to protect the security of our elections than we were in 2016. Now we’ve got the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, Facebook and Microsoft holding a briefing for the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) and the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) on actions that have been taken to avoid a rerun of 2016’s presidential election.

Homeland Security advises in a news release that “This is the second call in recent weeks DHS has hosted with Facebook and the nation’s lead election security officials to share information on actions being taken to combat malicious interference operations. The call provided a unique opportunity to connect private and public officials to share information and actions being taken to combat threats to our elections and to our democracy.”

There’s a good bit more to read in the DHS release to keep abreast of developments on the urgent subject of assuring secure elections.

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