US gov’s CISO takes leave to help Trump search for election fraud

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US gov’s CISO takes leave to help Trump search for election fraud

US gov’s CISO takes leave to help Trump search for election fraud

US gov’s CISO takes leave to help Trump search for election fraud

Enlarge / These Trump allies are part of a group hunting for voter fraud. From left to right, Thomas Baptiste, Matthew Braynard, Camilo Sandoval, and Witold Chrabaszcz on November 14, 2020 in Vienna, Virginia. (credit: Getty Images | The Washington Post)

The US government’s chief information security officer (CISO) is taking time off from his official duties to help President Trump’s so-far-fruitless search for election fraud.

Camilo Sandoval worked on Trump’s 2016 campaign and has been the federal CISO, a position in the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, since October of this year. But Sandoval is now spending his days working for the newly formed Voter Integrity Fund, which is reportedly “run by government employees and former Trump campaign staffers who are analyzing voter data in six key states.”

Ethics rules require federal employees to keep political activity and government work separate. Sandoval said he isn’t breaking any rules, The Washington Post reported yesterday:

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Source : https://arstechnica.com/?p=1723473