As the Senate Intelligence Committee’s hearing on Russian Interference in the 2016 U.S. Elections brings concerns about election cybersecurity further into public view, security experts have been sounding the alarm behind the scenes for years to elected officials and federal agencies. Here is a sampling of letters provided to officials that Free & Fair principals have contributed to and cosigned this year.

Congressional Letter on Elections Standards, provided to members of Congress on November 9, 2016 and again to members of the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 21, 2017 prior to their hearing on Russian Interference in the 2016 U.S. Elections.

Expert Testimony by J. Alex Halderman, Professor of Computer Science, University of Michigan to the Senate Intelligence Committee in the week of 19 June 2017.  A complementary written testimony has been submitted into the record but is not yet public.

Requesting prompt review of Georgia’s voting system, provided to Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp on May 10, 2017.

Regarding the scope of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and its Inquiry into Russian Intelligence Activities, provided to Senator Richard Burr on January 15, 2017.

Our core mission at Free & Fair is broader than creating verifiably secure election systems that are owned by the public. We also gladly provide expert advice to key decision makers as it becomes increasingly clear we need to do a better job at securing our election infrastructure. This is a clarion call our core team members have voiced since the turn of the century, and we will continue to do so moving forward.