As the House and Senate get ready to take their two-week Easter break there were 109 bills introduced yesterday. Only one of those bills may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:
HR 1907 To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct research and development to mitigate the consequences of threats to voting systems, to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require the voting systems used in elections for Federal office to comply with national standards developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology for operational security and ballot verification, to establish programs to promote research in innovative voting system technologies, and for other purposes. Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]
Voting systems are not really control systems so they really fall outside of my normal cybersecurity coverage. It will be interesting, however, to see how the bill defines ‘operational security’.