Lawmakers Want ‘Immediate Action’ to Encrypt Calls Between the House and Senate

NextGov: A bicameral, bipartisan coalition of nearly two dozen lawmakers Tuesday called for telephone calls between the Senate and House of Representatives to be secured and encrypted due to threats of “foreign government surveillance.”

In a May 19 letter to Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger and House Chief Administrative Officer Philip Kiko, lawmakers called for “immediate action to encrypt, in bulk, all internal calls and other electronic communications between the Senate, House and other components of the legislative branch.”

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