For Immediate Release – March 21, 2018 –
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) President-elect Jim Condos, Vermont Secretary of State, testified before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on efforts undertaken by states since 2016 to further improve the cyber posture of the nation’s election systems. In his testimony, Secretary Condos said most, if not all, of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s recommendations for election security in 2018 were either in place or underway in many states. He also assured the committee members that states are working closely with federal partners like the Department of Homeland Security.
Several committee members suggested there would be funds for the states in the upcoming Omnibus Appropriations bill. NASS and its members are eager to learn more about the Omnibus language, as we have been calling on Congress to appropriate the remaining Help America Vote Act funds that were originally promised in 2002. This funding would be tremendously helpful as we prepare for the 2018 election cycle.
To view the full hearing please click here.
To read Secretary Condos written testimony please click here.
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Founded in 1904, NASS is the oldest, nonpartisan professional organization of public officials in the U.S. Membership is open to the 50 states and all U.S. territories. NASS serves as a medium for the exchange of information between states and fosters cooperation in the development of public policy.