Securing U.S. Election Infrastructure and Protecting Political Discourse

Date: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 2:00pm
Location: 
2154 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Securing U.S. Election Infrastructure and Protecting Political Discourse

CHAIRMAN LYNCH'S OPENING STATEMENT

PURPOSE

This hearing will examine the security of the nation’s election systems, including the government’s response to ongoing attempts by malicious actors to interfere in our elections, influence public opinion, and undermine U.S. electoral processes. The hearing will also examine the important role of state and local governments, as well as private sector partners, to protect U.S. election security systems, infrastructure, and technology platforms.

WITNESSES

Panel One

The Honorable Christopher Krebs
Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure security Agency
​U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Mr. Adam Hickey
Deputy Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division
​U.S. Department of Justice

The Honorable Christy McCormick
Chairwoman
​U.S. Election Assistance Commission

The Honorable Ellen Weintraub
Chair
U.S. Federal Election Commission

Panel Two

The Honorable Bill Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
State of Massachusetts

Mr. Richard Salgado
Director of Law Enforcement & Information Security
Google

Mr. Nathaniel Gleicher
Head of Cybersecurity Policy
Facebook

Mr. Kevin Kane
Public Policy Manager
Twitter

116th Congress