Kemp has been at odds with Homeland Security over other issues, including then-Secretary Jeh Johnson’s decision earlier this year to designate U.S. election systems as critical infrastructure.
Kemp said in a statement Monday that he is satisfied with the review and the inspector general’s finding.
“Earlier today, I personally spoke with current DHS Secretary John Kelly and learned that the investigation is now complete,” Kemp said. “DHS did not knowingly attempt to breach Georgia’s firewall or hack our systems. Federal officials were able to re-create the event, and they have promised to provide a detailed report for my review.
“While I am disappointed that it took a new administration to investigate this highly important incident, I am pleased to learn this information and relieved that our federal government is not trying to interfere with elections in our state or others involved in this situation,” Kemp said.