Nebraska: Elections official reveals Nebraska bought more cyber intrusion-detection technology | David Earl/KETV
A measure that would provide states with short-term cash to shore up their elections security infrastructure has stalled in the U.S. Senate. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) killed the measure, according to reporting by The Hill, to buy time to work on a counter proposal to the bill Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) tried to force legislators to debate. Requiring a paper record of cast ballots is among the measures Klobuchar wants, including hundreds of millions of dollars in grants to states to increase their cyber defenses. “This is a race that doesn’t have a finish line,” said Wayne Bena, Nebraska’s deputy secretary of state for elections in an exclusive KETV NewsWatch 7 interview. “We have a big election coming in 2020, but we also have one in ’22, ’24, ’26.” Bena argues Congress needs to find a lasting, long-term model to help states with their critical elections infrastructure. “Money is important,” he said. “But what I think is more important is the sustainability of that funding.”Full Article: Elections official reveals Nebraska bought more cyber intrusion-detection technology.