CRT Teleconference
Thursday, May 17, 2007
11:00 a.m. EDT
Meeting Minutes

Draft Agenda:

1) Administrative updates (Eustis)
2) Draft Powerpoint presentations for May 21-22 TGDC plenary (to be distributed) (Goldfine, Flater, Wack)
3) Overview of latest draft of new VVSG class structure and changes, mechanics of requirement structure and workings, overview of material (Wack)
4) Upcoming TGDC plenary meeting items logistics, etc. (Eustis)
5) Schedule of future CRT phone meetings (Goldfine)
6) Any other items

Attendees: Alan Goldfine, Allan Eustis, Brit Williams, David Flater, Jon Crickenberger (NVLAP), Michael Koo, Paul Miller, Wendy Havens,

Administrative Updates (Allan Eustis):

  • Dr. Jeffrey testifying today (5/17) at the EAC hearing. His testimony will be posted on the website later today. Mark Skall and John Wack attending hearing.
  • There will be a meeting today to go over plenary logistics (final agenda and next steps) with Commissioner Davidson and the TGDC subcommittee chairs and co-chairs.
  • TGDC members not attending the plenary in person will get their material via fedex.
  • The powerpoint presentation for the plenary will be on the web and emailed out on Friday.

CRT's Plenary Presentation (Alan Goldfine and David Flater):

David and Alan gave a quick overview of the material to be presented at the plenary meeting (presentation emailed with agenda):

  • Nothing new in the presentation that hasn't been covered at CRT telecons.
  • Purpose of presentation is to bring rest of TGDC up to date on CRT activities.
  • Most of slides in David's portion are about benchmarks.
  • More time is spent on explaining meaning of terms.
  • Discussing expectations of benchmarks, in respect to other kinds of testing.
  • Presentation covers general changes to CRT's sections of VVSG since last meeting.
  • Contains a list of changes made since VVSG 05.
  • Slides cover our goals and what our final results are.
  • Discuss requirements in regards to quality assurance/configuration management. This is in response to resolution 30-05 and direction of the TGDC at the December 2006 plenary meeting. It is a replacement/rewrite of material from VVSG 05. Changes were made since last plenary regarding the timing of the quality assurance manual per TGDC's instructions. Discussion text was clarified.
  • Presentation will cover electromagnetic requirements in three categories. These are updated from VVSG 05 with latest standards. These changes are reflected in latest draft of VVSG.

Plenary Meeting (Allan Eustis):

Will have a better idea how day # 2 will run after today's meeting with subcommittee chairs. Bill Jeffrey would like to approve sections of the VVSG by subcommittee after their presentations. Significant portions of CRT material ready for approval.

Schedule of Upcoming CRT Telecons (Alan Goldfine):

We will continue to schedule CRT telecons for Thursday at 11:00, starting again on May 31 through the end of June. Email will be sent out to subcommittee regarding dates.
Meeting adjourned at 11:20 a.m.

[* Pursuant to the Help America Vote Act of 2002, the TGDC is charged with directing NIST in performing voting systems research so that the TGDC can fulfill its role of recommending technical standards for voting equipment to the EAC. This teleconference discussion served the purposes of the CRT subcommittee of the TGDC to direct NIST staff and coordinate its voting-related research relevant to the VVSG 2007. Discussions on this telecon are preliminary, pre-decisional and do not necessarily reflect the views of NIST or the TGDC.]



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