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DHS and EAC Meet with Election Industry Members to Launch Sector Coordinating Council: Election industry representatives from across the country met yesterday with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and representatives from the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to launch the formation of an industry-led Sector Coordinating Council. Sector Coordinating Councils are bodies that enable critical infrastructure owners and operators to share information and work together with DHS on sector-specific strategies, policies, and activities.

“The integrity of our electoral process is a vital national interest, and we are facing an environment in which threats to this process are continuously evolving,” said David Wulf, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection. “No one entity – whether private or public – can manage the risk to our critical election infrastructure on its own. The SCC framework provides a well-tested mechanism for sharing threat information between the Federal government and council partners, advancing risk-management efforts, and providing federal agencies with insight into the security landscape faced by industry.”

“Election industry leaders have a key role to play when it comes to securing elections. Wednesday’s meeting was a critical next step toward ensuring a truly coordinated response to the threats against election systems,” said EAC Chairman Matthew Masterson.

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DHS and EAC Meet with Election Industry Members to Launch Sector Coordinating Council: Election industry representatives from across the country met yesterday with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and representatives from the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to launch the formation of an industry-led Sector Coordinating Council. Sector Coordinating Councils are bodies that enable critical infrastructure owners and operators to share information and work together with DHS on sector-specific strategies, policies, and activities.“The integrity of our electoral process is a vital national interest, and we are facing an environment in which threats to this process are continuously evolving,” said David Wulf, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection. “No one entity – whether private or public – can manage the risk to our critical election infrastructure on its own. The SCC framework provides a well-tested mechanism for sharing threat information between the Federal government and council partners, advancing risk-management efforts, and providing federal agencies with insight into the security landscape faced by industry.”