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US Federal Spending Bill Includes $380 Million for Securing Election Systems

Spending bill includes election technology grants for states to shore up security of their voting systems, reports say.

Congress has included $380 million for election cybersecurity in its new omnibus spending package, marking the legislative branch's first official move toward improving security of the voting and election systems in the wake of concerns over Russian meddling in the 2016 race, Reuters reports.

The funding would include election technology grants for states to better lock down their election systems, according to report in The Hill. The bill also is expected to include additional funding for the FBI - $307 million - in its efforts to battle Russian nation-state cyberattackers.

Also in the package is $26 million for the US Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity unit for its programs helping states lock down their election systems.

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REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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3/27/2018 | 7:48:08 AM
Re: Spending bill to improve our voting systems
Always have faith in the ability of states to receive revenue and find OTHER useful pockets to put it in.  Having tech is great ---- having IT staffers who know how it works (and not in Bangalore) is better. 
cyclepro
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cyclepro,
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3/23/2018 | 9:30:53 AM
Spending bill to improve our voting systems
It is great that Congress is acting on this. However I wonder if it will be in time for the mid-term elections. If not then what can we do to secure the systems in time for those elections?

 

Anyway.. It is a good move and about time!

Maybe both political parties can take heed from this and protect their servers better as well.

 
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