*** Thirteen groups spanning the ideological spectrum are urging leaders in the House and Senate to hold hearings on major voting system vendors to find out whether a lack of oversight and regulation of the industry are impeding efforts to secure the 2020 elections. In a letter shared with FCW, the groups—including the National Election Defense Coalition, Project on Government Oversight and OSET Institute—cite a number of media reports detailing faulty security practices by voting system companies and ask the House Administration and Senate Rules and Administration Committees to more closely examine their practices.
*** In the wake of the Capital One breach, Amazon Web Services announced it would scan customer cloud infrastructure for misconfigured storage buckets. GCN has more on this story.
*** Cisco promoted company veteran and former federal sales lead Nick Michaelides to senior vice president of the company's U.S. public sector organization. Washington Technology reports.
*** Don't forget to check the 2019 Government Innovation Award winners -- both Public Sector Innovations and Rising Stars.
Posted on Aug 28, 2019 at 3:40 PM