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*** The General Services Administration announced on Thursday that it was rolling out identify proofing via its Login.gov shared services program to "a limited number" of federally financed state and local government programs. GSA's Technology Transformation Services :will limit engagements with state and local entities to work that is linked to federal programs in which TTS is uniquely positioned to provide assistance" and will "partner with applicable federal agencies to ensure proper coordination."

*** Benjamin Hovland, chairman of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, told lawmakers at a Feb. 16 hearing of a House Appropriations subcommittee that he hadn't seen any evidence that "the election or any tallies" were impacted by the ongoing supply chain breach that centered around IT management applications from SolarWinds. Hovland made his remarks in response to questions from Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah).

"Again some of the things that were in place this year that were crucially important to that confidence was you had about 95% of Americans vote on a paper ballot or a paper audit trail," Hovland said. "Obviously, in a number of the close states, we saw exhaustive audits and recounts, hand inspection in Georgia that reconfirmed the machine tallies, and all of that was very important to having confidence in the elections.

Posted on Feb 19, 2021 at 2:35 AM


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