Currently it is under legislation in the US to allow pro hackers to try and hack and find exploits in the US voting system . By doing this the Government could be more pro active in establishing protocols to prevent the situation that occurred during their last elections . Read the below link where the pros and cons of such a scenario are laid out .
I'm sure the governments scope of things they wish to observe and learn is broader than they are letting on
@draughtrider You could bet on that my friend .