Schumer Calls for $1B National Investment in Election Security

August 12, 2019

Albany Times Union

Election cybersecurity has the potential to be a growth industry as federal lawmakers push a $1 billion investment in safeguarding next year’s elections. The proposed spending was highlighted Monday by U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., who stopped in East Greenbush for a tour of the Center for Internet Security, which helps government agencies prevent hacking of elections.

“The nerve center, nationwide, for preventing interference in our elections is right here in East Greenbush,” Schumer said.