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Rep. Lofgren's election-security bill sets extensive cyber requirements for vendors

June 21, 2019 |
Charlie Mitchell

The election-security bill moving today in the House Administration Committee contains cybersecurity requirements comparable to those faced by other critical-infrastructure sectors, but the Democratic measure faces opposition from Republicans who say they were left out of the drafting process.

Under the elections bill by House Administration Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), states could use federal grants to procure election services from “Qualified Election Infrastructure Vendors,” which would agree to adopt “cybersecurity best practices issued by the [Election Assistance Commission] Technical...

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