The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) unveiled a new, internal policy to improve Federal procedures for notifying state and local officials of election infrastructure cyber threats.

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) and the National Governors Association (NGA) today released new guidance on how state and local governments (SLGs) can better collaborate on cybersecurity matters.

The City of Las Vegas announced in a series of tweets on Jan. 8 that it dodged a major cyberattack. The city said it experienced a cyber compromise in the early morning hours of Jan. 7, but that it “immediately took steps to protect our data systems.”

In a nearly three hour hearing, the Committee on House Administration heard expert testimony regarding U.S. election security, with a specific focus on voting system security.

The City of Bend, Ore., announced Jan. 8 a data security incident may have compromised credit card information of some city utility customers.

The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) wrote to Congress on Jan. 6 to thank them for including $425 million in the fiscal year 2020 budget for election security purposes.

 The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released the State CIO Top 10 Priorities for 2020 on Dec. 11.


A delegation of 11 bipartisan Secretaries of State from across the United States have traveled to Israel with the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) Project Interchange, the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) confirmed on Dec. 16. 

Following a Dec. 13 cyberattack, the city of New Orleans has declared a state of emergency, according to court filings.

The city of Pensacola, Fla., confirmed that the city experienced a ransomware attack in the early morning of Dec. 7.

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