News Clip: “DHS Huddles with Local Officials, Voting Equipment Firms on Election Security” – Homeland Security Today

The Department of Homeland Security said today that senior officials sat down last week with state and local election officials as well as other stakeholders and partners to discuss election security in this midterm year.

On Feb. 15, DHS, the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED), and state and local election officials convened a meeting of the Government Coordinating Council (GCC) for the Election Infrastructure Subsector.

“DHS met with private sector election industry representatives in Arlington, Va., who had gathered to formally establish a Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) for the Election Infrastructure Subsector, the private sector counterpart to the GCC,” the department said. “This GCC-SCC structure is used by the 16 critical infrastructure sectors to facilitate joint engagement with government and private sector entities and to coordinate security and resilience efforts.” …

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