Senate Intel Committee to Hold Open Hearing Next Week on U.S. Election Security and Outlook for 2018 and Beyond

WASHINGTON –Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today announced that the Committee will hold an open hearing on June 21st 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 US 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.  


Hearing: US Election Security: Russian Interventions 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 21st, 2017 at 9.30 am Eastern

Where: Hart Senate Office Building Room 216