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Report: States Need More Federal Funds to Back Election Security Initiatives

A new report released by the New York University School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice says states will need additional federal funding to protect state and local election systems from cyber threats posed by nation-state actors ahead of the 2020 election. According to the document, Congress allocated $380M in grant funds through the Help America Vote Act in 2018 to help states improve their election security.

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FAA: California Records Highest Number of Unauthorized Drone Incidents Among US States

The Federal Aviation Administration has found that California had the most number of reported unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems incidents among U.S. states from October 2015 to September 2016. California accounted for 21 percent out of approximately 1,744 disclosed UAS encounters nationwide, according to a California State Threat Assessment Center joint public safety bulletin posted Nov. …

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Yahoo News: FBI Detects Foreign Cyber Breach Against Election Databases

The FBI has discovered evidence that foreign hackers breached two state election databases and one attack resulted to voter registration data theft, Yahoo News reported Monday. Michael Isikoff writes the FBI’s cyber division issued an alert that stated the bureau has launched an investigation this summer on hacking incidents against two unnamed state election websites. Yahoo …

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DISA to Open Illinois Facility for Cyber Monitoring Operations; Col. Paul Craft, Dana Rowe Comment

The Defense Information Systems Agency has established a 164,000-square-foot facility at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois designed to help DISA monitor the country’s cyber infrastructure and coordinate emergency response efforts. DISA’s Global Operations Command will unveil on Aug. 11 the $100 million building that includes a 20,000-square-foot cyber operations center and will house …

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