State Officials Press Congress For More Election Cyber Resources
State officials press Congress for more election cyber resources
State election officials on Tuesday urged members of Congress to send more resources to states to bolster the security of their election IT infrastructure.
Officials from Rhode Island and Virginia made the plea to Democratic members of a task force focused on election cybersecurity that was formed in the wake of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
“States need additional funding and resources dedicated to the security of election systems,” Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea (D) told lawmakers at the public forum on Capitol Hill. “These funds are critically needed for the assessments, testing procedures and the strengthening …