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Heinrich To Participate In Senate Intel Hearing On Security Of U.S. Elections In 2018 And Beyond

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 21, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. MT/ 9:30 a.m. ET, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will question key officials during a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing to further examine Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. The hearing will feature two panels and will focus closely on Russia’s cyber efforts against our election systems in 2016, our response efforts, potential threats to our 2018 and 2020 elections, and how we are postured to protect against those threats. The first panel will include expert witnesses from DHS and FBI to discuss the intelligence community’s unclassified assessment of the Russian intervention and U.S. Government efforts to mitigate the ongoing threat. The second panel will include witnesses from the Illinois State Board of Elections, the National Association of State Election Directors, and an expert on election security.

The hearing will stream live online and on Senator Heinrich's Facebook page.  

WHO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich 

HEARING TOPIC: Open Hearing on Russian Interference in United States Elections and the Outlook for 2018 and Beyond 


Panel 1

Dr. Sam Liles, Acting Director, Office of Intelligence and Analysis Cyber Division, DHS

Brandon Wales, Director, National Protection and Programs Directorate Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis, DHS

Bill Priestap, Assistant Director, Counterintelligence Division, FBI

Panel 2

Michael Haas, Midwest Regional Representative, National Association of State Election Directors

Dr. J. Alex Halderman, Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Michigan

Steve Sandvoss, Executive Director, Illinois State Board of Elections

WHEN: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. MT/9:30 a.m. ET

WHERE:  Hart Senate Office Building Room 216