Summary: S.1821 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/14/2017)

This bill establishes the National Commission on the Cybersecurity of United States Election Systems.

The purposes of the commission are to:

  • identify and document mitigation and response activities to or in the prevention of cybersecurity vulnerabilities in U.S. election systems in 2016;
  • document and describe any harm or attempted harm to U.S. election systems in 2016;
  • review foreign cyber interference in elections in other countries to determine additional cybersecurity threats, interference methods, and successful defense mechanisms;
  • make a full and complete accounting of emerging threats and unmitigated vulnerabilities to U.S. election systems; and
  • report recommendations for action at the federal, state, and local levels.

The commission is given the authority to hold hearings and issue subpoenas to fulfill its purposes.