FEC feuds with open government group over cyber weaknesses

The Federal Election Commission has refused to release a cybersecurity report over claims that doing so could expose vulnerabilities in its computer systems.

FEC chairwoman Ann Ravel said on Thursday that the agency would not release the report because of concerns "that it contains information" detailing "potential vulnerabilities." The agency had previously denied a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by the Center for Public Integrity, a left-of-center nonprofit that engages in investigative journalism, to make the $199,500 analysis of the FEC's systems public. Continue>>>