SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unisyn Director of Infrastructure Policy & Product Development Brian Hancock was elected as 2020 Chair of the SCC Executive Committee at their recent meeting held in Washington, D.C. on January 30, 2020. In addition, Mr. Hancock and other SCC members later joined partners from the Government Coordinating Council (GCC), State and local election offices and other Federal agencies in an Executive Elections Tabletop Exercise.
The mission of the SCC is to advance the physical security, cybersecurity, and emergency preparedness of the nation’s election infrastructure, in accordance with existing U.S. laws. This mission will be accomplished through voluntary actions of the infrastructure owners and operators represented in the SCC, as set forth in Presidential Policy Directive/PPD-21 and related authorities. The SCC consists of more than thirty companies and organizations responsible for providing key components to the security of elections, including public policy initiatives, vote tabulation, voter registration, electronic poll books, election night results reporting, ballot printing and online balloting.
With the 2020 Presidential election season upon us, the SCC continues to prioritize communications, information sharing and training to help prepare for the upcoming election. Mr. Hancock stated that “SCC membership is excited to continue working with CISA and our partners on the GCC to do everything possible to provide protection and resilience for the 2020 election.”
2020 SCC Executive Committee
Brian Hancock, SCC Chair (Unisyn Voting Solutions, Inc.)
Sam Derheimer, Vice-Chair (Hart InterCivic)
Maria Bianchi (Democracy Works)
Ericka Haas (ERIC)
Chris Wlaschin (ES&S)
For further information about the SCC, please contact: EISSA@hq.dhs.gov
About Unisyn Voting Solutions, Inc.
Unisyn Voting Solutions, Inc. is dedicated to helping government institutions and private entities optimize their election programs and provide best-in-class service. Our innovative approach enables us to deliver election systems and products that are secure, auditable, flexible, and provide transparency. Unisyn’s OpenElect® suite of products have been certified to the 2005 Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) Certification from the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) guidelines as set forth by the U. S. Election Assistance Commission for a digital optical scan voting system, and they are built on a Java and hardened Linux platform. Unisyn makes code available for review by trusted election officials as part of a procurement process.