DOD pulls plug on Internet voting overseas

After initially defending its Secure Electronic Registration and Voting Experiment against criticism that it was not secure enough, the Pentagon cancelled SERVE plans for this fall’s presidential election.

U.S. citizens overseas will have to cast the usual absentee ballots, although SERVE testing will continue.

The decision came little more than a week after a group of security analysts recommended that SERVE be scrapped.

As many as 100,000 voters from 50 counties in seven states were to have registered and voted through SERVE, built by Accenture Ltd. of Chicago under a contract with DOD’s Federal Voting Assistance Program.

About the Author

Connect with the GCN staff on Twitter @GCNtech.

Featured

  • Cybersecurity
    CISA chief Chris Krebs disusses the future of the agency at Auburn University Aug. 22 2019

    Shared services and the future of CISA

    Chris Krebs, the head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at DHS, said that many federal agencies will be outsourcing cyber to a shared service provider in the future.

  • Telecom
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA softens line on looming EIS due date

    Think of the September deadline for agencies to award contracts under the General Services Administration's $50-billion telecommunications contract as a "yellow light," said GSA's telecom services director.

  • Defense
    Shutterstock photo id 669226093 By Gorodenkoff

    IC looks to stand up a new enterprise IT program office

    The intelligence community wants to stand up a new program executive office to help develop new IT capabilities.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.