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Edward Graham

Staff Reporter, Nextgov

Edward Graham
Edward Graham is a technology reporter for Nextgov, where he reports on national security technologies and policies, the Department of Veterans Affairs and election security issues. He received his master’s degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in 2016.

CISA: No ‘specific or credible’ cyber threats affected integrity of midterms

Despite “a handful” of DDoS attacks targeting state and local election websites and technical glitches affecting voting equipment, CISA says it saw “no activity” that should undermine faith in the results of the midterm elections.

Report: Voting machine myths likely to increase

Cybersecurity firm Recorded Future has identified several current mis- and disinformation campaigns about voting machines. Myth makers are falsely claiming that voting machines from three major companies “will be used to falsify the results of the midterms.”

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Former CISA head calls for renewed action to combat election lies

Chris Krebs, who was the first to head the organization, expressed concern about the spread of election misinformation—especially as Twitter changes up its user verification process.

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VA official has 'deep concerns' about agency's EHR deployment

But leadership at the agency pushed back against projected cost overruns and delays moving forward.

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DHS: Customer experience hiring initiative, hundreds of technologist positions available

The agency’s initiative follows President Joe Biden’s 2021 executive order seeking to streamline the “government-to-customer delivery process.”

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CISA official: Election officials largely successful in deterring cyber threats

The head of CISA’s National Risk Management Center pointed to public-private partnerships and enhanced resource sharing activities as key to defending against outside threats to voting systems.

Traffic overwhelms student loan sites following Biden’s debt relief announcement

Student loan company Nelnet said providers received no advance warning about the White House’s loan forgiveness plan, contributing to confusion and site outages.

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Misinformation ‘harms nearly every element of election administration,’ committee finds

State election officials said that they “need help at the federal level” to counter the threat.

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Cyber threats warrant a government reorganization, former CISA head says

Inaugural CISA director Chris Krebs said the federal government should do more to respond to cybersecurity and data concerns.