DHS Mulls Designating US Election System As Critical Infrastructure

US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson said the agency is “thinking about” bringing the country’s election system under its purview to guard it against cyberattacks, according to Federal News Radio. His comments came in the wake of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) breach.

“There is a vital national interest in our election process, so I do think we need to consider whether it should be considered by my department and others as critical infrastructure,” Johnson said.

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