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FCW : January and February 2017
House promises probe of DHS election tech moves of Americans said stronger cyber laws are needed, according to a recent Vrge survey 53% Trending FCW CALENDAR Acquisition OFPP’s Lesley Field and the Defense Department’s Kristin French are the keynote speakers at ACT- IAC’s 2017 Category Management Conference. Washington, D.C. is.gd/FCW_category Citizen engagement HHS’ Bill Trefzger, the Census Bureau’s Lisa Wolfisch and the National Park Service’s Rick DeLappe are among the speakers at FCW’s Citizen Engagement Summit. Washington, D.C . fcw.com/citizen 3/1 2/22 Federal 100 Save the date for FCW’s 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala. Washington, D.C. fcw.com/fed100 3/30 In the closing days of the Obama admin- istration, the Department of Homeland Security added voting IT systems to the list of critical infrastructure sectors that the agency can protect. The move came in the wake of alle- gations of Russian hacking into politi- cal targets during the 2016 election and complaints about attempts to penetrate state election and voter data systems. On Jan. 6, then-DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson formally designated state elec- tion assets — including polling places, centralized vote tabulation locations used to support the election process, storage facilities, and related informa- tion and communications technology — as U.S. critical infrastructure. Under the designation, Johnson said, state governments can ask DHS for help to secure their election infrastructure, but he stressed that such assistance was not mandatory. “This designation enables the states, should they request it, to leverage the full scope of cybersecurity services we can make available to them,” he said. It’s not clear where the Trump admin- istration stands on the move. In a pre-hearing questionnaire, cur- rent DHS Secretary John Kelly indicated that “providing technical assistance and risk management advice” was within the scope of DHS authorities. But he added, “The notion that DHS can or should exercise some degree of influ- ence over state voting systems is highly controversial and appears to be a politi- cal question beyond the scope of DHS’ current legislative cyber mandates.” Separately, the leader of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has asked for a fuller accounting from DHS about its “rat- tling of doorknobs” on Georgia’s net- work firewall. The activity was appar- ently part of an effort to help the state strengthen its cybersecurity posture during the election season. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sent letters on Jan. 11 to Johnson and DHS Inspector General John Roth asking about “unauthorized scans” and “unsuc- cessful attempts to penetrate” the Geor- gia secretary of state’s firewall last year. The request was spurred by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s repeat- ed letters to DHS asking the agency to provide more information on what he said were attempts to penetrate his agency’s firewall from “a DHS-registered IP address.” Kemp has been a vocal opponent of making state election infrastructure into federally defended “critical infrastruc- ture” despite the hacking of election databases by Russia. In mid-December, Kemp wrote then-President-elect Don- ald Trump that his agency’s systems had experienced “nine additional but ‘less intrusive scans’” dating back to Febru- ary 2016. In his letter to Roth, Chaffetz asked the IG to open an investigation into DHS’ activities with the Georgia sys- tem. In his letter to Johnson, Chaffetz requested copies of all of the DHS sec- retary’s correspondence with Kemp. — Mark Rockwell WIKIMEDIA.ORG “The notion that DHS can or should exercise some degree of influence over state voting systems is highly controversial.” — DHS SECRETARY JOHN KELLY January/February 2017 FCW.COM 3 0217fcw_003-011.indd 3 1/25/17 9:29 AM
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