Thursday, July 20, 2006
10 AM EDT
John Wack, Alan Goldfine, David Flater, Sharon Laskowski, Steve Berger,
Administrative Updates: John Wack
2) Test reports (comparison): David Flater & Stephen Berger
3) Reconciliation of aliases and over-votes in write-ins: David Flater
4) FYI: retiring the term "ballot format": David Flater
5) Any other items.
6) Meeting Action items
Updates everyone on the House of Representatives Joint Science/Administration
Committees' hearing yesterday in which Dr. William Jeffrey gave testimony
on voting system standards and related issues. (His testimony has been
http://vote.nist.gov/jeffrey_science20060719.pdf.) In addition to Dr.
Jeffrey, the following witnesses provided testimony:
- Ms. Donetta
Davidson - Commissioner, Election Assistance Commission;
- Ms. Mary Kiffmeyer
- Secretary of State for Minnesota;
- Ms. Linda Lamone
- Administrator of Elections, Maryland State Board of Elections;
- Mr. John Groh
- Chairman, Election Technology Council, Information Technology Association
of America; and
- Dr. David Wagner
- Professor of Computer Science, University of California at Berkeley.
full hearing web cast is available for viewing at: http://boss.streamos.com/real/science/sci06/071906.smi
on Test Reports:
Flater along with Steve Berger discussed and compared their draft notes
regarding voting system test reports. There were numerous issues that
were reviewed and David Flater put together an action items list that
has been appended at the end of these meeting minutes.
items deferred to next CRT telcon:
Reconciliation of aliases and over-votes in write-ins,
4) Retiring the term "ballot format";
scheduled meeting is on Thursday, August, 10th @ 10:00 AM EST
- SB to revise
his outline to separate Technical Data Package, Voting Equipment User
Documentation, Test Plan, Test Report, and Public Information Package
from one another, to make it integratable with DWF working draft.
- SB to remove
line items found to be redundant.
- SB to review
VVSG'05 TDP content with BH to determine which subsections remain
- SB to write
memo and coordinate with STS regarding proposal for test lab to maintain
custody of the build environment and act as EAC's deputy in ensuring
that no unauthorized changes are incorporated into the voting system.
(Revises witness build requirements.)
- SB to call BH
regarding publication of election management practices and determine
their relevance to the test report or PIP (indications where certain
practices are necessary for the system to meet requirements).
- SB to forward
example of requirements for attestation in test report.
- SB to clarify
- DWF to move
requirement "include a reference to the specific section or sections
of the Voting Equipment User Documentation where the voting variations
that the voting system was found to support are documented by the
vendor" from Test Report to Implementation Statement.
- DWF to add signature
requirement(s) to Implementation Statement.
- DWF to add test
report requirement or placeholder for warrant of accepting change
control responsibility (attestation that vendor will implement changes
as required for certification). (Still a little fuzzy on this.)
- DWF to make
changes to reflect that EAC will be in the loop during the testing
campaign: include test report revision history ("predecessory
configurations and test reports that are connected to the current
evaluation"), TDP and system change notes in Test Report for
- DWF to add requirements
about use of photos for (1) system hardware identification (coordinate
with STS setup validation) and (2) illustration of correct system
(not actionable until outline is integrated):
- Desire to chunk
according to the specialties of reviewers and order based on EAC workflow.
- Desire to keep
all potentially confidential information in one easily redacted chunk
(though the determination that it is actually confidential is not
ours to make).
- Desire to keep
all setup validation type information in one easily accessible place,
to be used by several parties including end users.
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