S.1821 - A bill to establish the National Commission on the Cybersecurity of United States Election Systems, and for other purposes.115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 09/14/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Rules and Administration|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/14/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1821 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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.