7 Homeland Security Visits Jefferson County Election Center By: Nore Ghibaudy, Public Relations Gregory Howard with National Homeland Security spent time with Bobbie Holsclaw, Jefferson County Clerk and Chairperson of the Board of Elections, to review the county’s infra- structure and security. The visit ensured that the Election Center directors and staff had taken all the proper security measures for the 2018 General Elec- tion. The visit was to identify vulnerabil- ities, mitigation strategies, and protec- tive measures. This spring, the Clerk’s Office in- troduced all new election equipment with safeguards in place to continue to provide honest and fair elections here in Louisville. Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) is a program that protects infrastructure information voluntarily shared with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to be used for homeland security purposes. DHS provides an array of services and products to help them protect the na- tion’s critical infrastructure. Through the Critical Infrastructure Information Act of 2002, PCII in the government’s hands is protected from disclosure. PCII is specially marked and must be safeguarded, both physically and elec- tronically, under specific procedures to avoid any improper disclosures. All of these protections ensure that submitted information is protected, whether con- taining critical homeland security-re- lated or sensitive/proprietary private sector information.