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DHS’ Jeanette Manfra: Russia Targeted Election Systems in 21 States

Federal officials told lawmakers at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Wednesday they have determined that Russia interfered with election-related platforms prior to the U.S. presidential elections in 2016, The Hill reported Wednesday. “We have evidence of election-related systems in 21 states that were targeted,” said Jeanette Manfra, acting deputy undersecretary for …

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House Bill Seeks to Classify Election Systems as Critical Infrastructure

Three House Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill that would classify election systems as critical infrastructure in an effort to protect U.S. elections from future international cyber attacks. The Securing America’s Future Elections Act was introduced in response to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential elections, Rep. Mark Pocan’s (D-Wisconsin) …

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NGA Seeks New CIO, Assistant Director

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has kicked off its search for a candidate who will serve as both chief information officer and assistant director. The selected candidate will oversee the evaluation of NGA’s information technology investments and capabilities and collaborate with consultants and top leaders from other agencies within the Defense …

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GAO: DHS Needs to Work With Partners to Coordinate Critical infrastructure Access Control Efforts

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Homeland Security to collaborate with partners to identify ways on how to coordinate access control initiatives across critical infrastructure sectors. DHS’ screening coordination office should update its goals and objectives in order to help harmonize screening and credentialing efforts across the department, …

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